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#5 Jaron Blossomgame
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Chattahoochee HS
Major: Pre-Business
Experience: 1 Letter
Signed in the fall of 2011 with Brad Brownell's program ... highest-rated signee of Clemson's 2012 class, he sat out the season and redshirted due to a broken leg suffered in April as a senior in high school ... practiced in limited contact situations throughout most of the 2012-13 season, and was a valuable member of the scout team ... earned team's Tiger Pride Award at season's end in large part due to his work habits during the rehab process, and his team-first attitude ... underwent second surgery on his leg in June 2013, to accelerate the healing process ... returned to the court in September ... earned great experience as a freshman in 2013-14, playing as an undersized power forward ... valuable rebounder and athlete whose rookie season was cut short by three games after suffering an injury in the NIT opener ...earned the Determined Spirit Award at the CLEMMYs, the athletic department's annual all-sports banquet ... made a name for himself on the AAU circuit prior to his senior year of high school ... played for Georgia Stars, the same AAU program that sent 2012 graduate Tanner Smith to Clemson ... brother, Ronald, played at Chattahoochee Technical College ... recruited by former Clemson assistant Earl Grant ... majoring in sociology.

Appeared in 33 games, with 30 starts ... played 773 minutes as a redshirt freshman, 23.4 per game ... considered Clemson's first freshman starter over the course of a season since Demontez Stitt in 2007-08 ... averaged 4.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game ... shot 39.5 percent from the field and 59.6 percent at the free throw line ... third on the team in total rebounds and offensive rebounds ... third on the team with 13 blocked shots and nine dunks ... had higher averages for points (5.3) and rebounds (5.2) during the ACC regular season ... reached double figures in the scoring column three times ... grabbed seven or more rebounds in 10 games.

Best Games, 2013-14
ACC Rookie of the Week following a 14-point, 14-rebound performance against No. 13 Duke ... fourth Tiger freshman on record to post at least 14 points and 14 rebounds in the same game, and first since Sharone Wright in 1991-92 ... made 2-5 from three-point range against the Blue Devils ... the 14 rebounds were third-most by an ACC freshman ... matched season-high with 14 against Pitt at home on 5-10 shooting ... added six rebounds in season-high tying 40 minutes of play ... posted 10 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes during crucial ACC road win over Florida State ... made pair of three-pointers in the second half to fuel Tiger comeback ... posted nine points and five rebounds at Wake Forest ... also scored nine in Charleston Classic final versus UMass on 4-6 field goals ... posted eight points in first two games, with eight rebounds in 27 minutes against Delaware State ... tallied seven points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes against Davidson ... posted seven points and four rebounds at No. 1 Syracuse ... notched seven points and six rebounds against NC State ... scored six with seven boards in 40 minutes against Maryland ... played well in the ACC Tournament, with seven points and nine rebounds in win over Georgia Tech, and six points in 30 minutes against Duke in the quarterfinals.

Redshirted due to injury.

Before Clemson
Four-star prospect according to ESPNU ... rated the nation's No. 74 senior prospect by PrepStars, No. 94 by ESPNU and No. 119 by Rivals.com ... three-star prospect by Scout.com and 247sports.com ... rated the ninth-best prospect in the state of Georgia by ESPNU ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... first-team all-state at the AAAA level as a senior when he averaged 25.8 points per game ... first-team All-Metro selection according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he was also first-team all-region in 2011-12 ... played in the GACA All-Star Showcase as a senior, earning MVP honors for the North team ... established Chattahoochee High School career records for points, rebounds and blocked shots ... scored school single-game record with 42 points in season opener in 2011-12 ... had 33 points in Region 7-AAAA Championship game ... posted 32 points and 10 rebounds in AAAA quarterfinal loss to Southwest DeKalb ... second-team all-state selection as a junior when he averaged 24.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game ... made a name for himself on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2011 for the loaded Georgia Stars organization ... averaged team-high 15.7 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game at the prestigious Peach Jam in North Augusta, SC ... MVP of the 2010 and 2011 Hooch Holiday Classic ... MVP of the 2011 Turkey Shootout ... first-team all-region as a junior ... led Chattahoochee to a 25-5 record in 2010-11 and Sweet 16 appearance at the state tournament ... played high school basketball for coach Kacey Martin ... born Sept. 16, 1993.

Blossomgame Career Statistics
2013-14 33-30


62-157 .395 10-50 .200 28-47 .596 52/164/5.0 13-25 13-9 50-0 162/4.9

Blossomgame's Career Highs
Points: 14 vs. Duke, 1/11/14; 14 vs. Pittsburgh, 3/8/14
Field Goals Made: 5 vs. Duke, 1/11/14; 5 vs. Pittsburgh, 3/8/14
Field Goal Attempts: 10 vs. Duke, 1/11/14; 10 vs. Pittsburgh, 3/8/14
3-Pointers Made: 2 vs. many (3), last vs. Pittsburgh, 3/8/14
3-Point Attempts: 10 vs. Pittsburgh, 3/8/14
Free Throws Made: 4 vs. Georgia Tech, 2/4/14
Free Throw Attempts: 6 vs. Syracuse, 2/9/14
Rebounds: 14 vs. Duke, 1/11/14
Offensive Rebounds: 5 vs. Delaware State, 11/13/13
Assists: 1 vs. many (10), last vs. Georgia Tech, 3/13/14
Blocked Shots: 2 vs. many (4), last vs. Maryland, 3/2/14
Steals: 1 vs. many (8), last vs. Pittsburgh, 3/8/14
Minutes: 40 vs. Maryland, 3/2/14; 40 vs. Pittsburgh, 3/8/14

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