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C.J. Clemons does a bit of everything for Beaumont boys basketball team

By in Press Enterprise on January 10, 2018

By Eric-Paul Johnson

  • Beaumont High School’s CJ Clemons participates in practice on Monday, January 8, 2017 in Beaumont, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

  • Beaumont's C.J. Clemons is averaging 19.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season. He also leads the team in steals and ranks second in blocks. (Micah Escamilla for The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Beaumont’s C.J. Clemons is averaging 19.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season. He also leads the team in steals and ranks second in blocks. (Micah Escamilla for The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Beaumont High School's CJ Clemons participates in practice on Monday, January 8, 2017 in Beaumont, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

    Beaumont High School’s CJ Clemons participates in practice on Monday, January 8, 2017 in Beaumont, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

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BEAUMONT >> C.J. Clemons leaves very few spots on the stat sheets unchecked.

Clemons, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, is a triple-double candidate every time he steps on to the floor for the Beaumont boys basketball team. Clemons was averaging 19.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 6.5 points per game as the Cougars opened Mountain Pass League play Tuesday evening at home against Hemet. Clemons also leads the team in steals and ranks second in blocks.

“C.J. is one of the best all-around gifted players I’ve seen at our level,” Beaumont coach Jon Florence said. “He is active and involved in everything that’s happening out there and just has tremendous presence on the court.”

Clemons is one of Beaumont’s tallest and strongest players, which is why he does most of his scoring down low. Clemons also has exceptional vision and passing skills, so he operates as a point forward in the offensive system.

“He sees things few players can,” Florence said. “He has a tremendous arm, as well, and can make […]    

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