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University of Miami Athletics
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Denis Clemente

position

Guard

Height

6-0

Weight

178 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

High School

Miami Calusa Prep

As A Freshman (2005-06):Played in all 34 games making 13 starts…averaged 5.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game…ranked fifth on the team in scoring…ranked fourth on the team with 22 three-point field goals…scored in double-figures six times. In The Regular Season: Had 10 points and one rebound in 20 minutes against Duke (2-19-06)…recorded 11 points, one rebound and one steal in 26 minutes against NC State (2-8-06)…played 20 minutes against Clemson (1-18-06) recording 10 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal…had six points, two rebounds and tied for team-high honors with four assists against Sacred Heart (1-2-06)…came off the bench against North Carolina State (12-18-05) recording eight points, one rebound and one steal in 29 minutes…had nine points, four assists and one rebound against Wofford (12-10-05)…scored 12 points and handed out a season-high seven assists in 27 minutes against Birmingham-Southern (12-3-05)…played a season-high 36 minutes against Michigan (11-29-05) recording five points, two rebounds and four assists…led the team in scoring against Temple (11-27-05) recording a career-high 19 points…played 22 minutes against North Carolina A&T (11-22-05) recording six points and two assists…went 4-4 from the line…had eight points and a season-high two steals against Wisconsin-Green Bay (11-15-05)…played 33 minutes against Air Force (11-14-05) scoring nine points…was 3-6 from three-point range…made collegiate debut against Texas-Arlington (11-13-05) recording eight points, three rebounds and three assists. In The ACC Tournament: Played in both games averaging 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game…had a 2.67 assist-to-turnover ratio (8 ast/3 TO)…came off the bench against Clemson (3-9-06) recording 10 points, four rebounds and four assists…hit the go ahead three-point backet with 51 seconds remaining…started against Duke (3-10-06) recording five points, two rebounds and four assists. In The NIT: Started all three games averaging 2.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists…recorded one rebound, one assist and one steal against Michigan (3-22-06)…had one point, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 14 minutes against Creighton (3-20-06)…played 31 minutes in Miami’s first round game against Oklahoma State (3-15-06)…recorded five points, two rebounds and team-high five assists.

High School: Calusa Prep…averaged 33.5 points, five rebounds, seven assists and three steals per game leading Calusa to a 17-4 record as a senior…led the state in scoring as a junior and senior…named first-team All-State and Team MVP…Florida 1A Player of the Year…named first-team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald…had his No. 15 retired at Calusa Prep, the first retired jersey in school-history…ranked 66th in the nation by Scount.com…named first-team All-American All-Christian Schools as a junior and senior…ranked in the top 100 by Scout.com…once scored 50 points in a game…averaged 32 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals per game leading Calusa to a 21-6 record as a junior…named first-team All-State, first-team All-Dade County as a junior…coached by Tim Fowler.

Personal: Majoring in Liberal Arts…would like to become a sports agent after his playing days are over…enjoys listening to music and watching baseball in his spare time…second cousin of Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente.