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Posted on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 : 1:49 p.m.

Eastern Michigan gets commitment from 2012 point guard recruit

By Staff

New Eastern Michigan basketball coach Rob Murphy added a point guard to a mix of incoming big-bodied transfers that will be eligible to play in 2012.

Lansing Sexton senior-to-be Anthony Clemmons gave a verbal commitment to Murphy, the Lansing State Journal reported.

Clemmons averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 assists and 3.2 steals for the defending Class B state champions.

Clemmons will join three Division I transfers who will be eligible for the Eagles in 2012 after sitting out the upcoming season per NCAA rules. They include 7-foot DeShonte Riley from Syracuse, 6-7 Glenn Bryant from Arkansas and 6-6 Daylen Harrison from Wyoming.

According to, Clemmons chose Eastern over scholarship offers from Western Michigan, Detroit and Northern Illinois. Verbal commitments are non-binding.

"They told me I could come in and play, and that there probably won't be a better situation," Clemmons told the State Journal. "Coach Murphy, I know he's a winner, and I'd like to be a winner with him."

Stephen Bell from describes Clemmons as "strong, physical and athletic, he's a glue player at guard who will defend, set up the offense and is good at creating his own shot when he looks to do so."