Nick Honor, one of the sneaky good two-way guards in the ACC, will enter the transfer portal after three years at Clemson.
The 5-foot-10 Honor spent his freshman season with Fordham (2018-19); he started 32 contests and averaged 15.3 points per game. Following that performance, Honor transferred to Clemson and took a redshirt year in the 2019-20 campaign.
Clemson guard Nick Honor now in transfer portal
— Pete Yanity (@pyanity) March 22, 2022
During his two seasons with the Tigers, Honor played in 57 games and made 35 starts. Honor averaged 24.5 minutes, 7.9 points, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Honor shot 34.5 percent from beyond the arc, too.
Quick stat look at a handful of ACC players having impactful seasons following a redshirt year:
Sam Hauser, UVA
Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech
Nick Honor, Clemson
Thomas Allen, NC State
Nysier Brooks, Miami
Itiel Horton, Pitt https://t.co/FX9o7EgZ7M
— Brian Geisinger (@bgeis_bird) January 22, 2021
Honor plays with some real shot-making abilities; however, he’s likely at his best while guarding the ball at the point of attack. While he lacks in height, Honor is strong and moves well laterally. (Programs that are looking for a 3-and-D type point guard should kick the can on Honor as a veteran target.)
As a team, Clemson’s defense regressed this season, but the 2020-21 team — with Honor atop the defense — was a top-20 unit, according to KenPom. Honor finished that season with a steal rate of 3.5 percent, too, which ranked inside the top 70 nationally.
Honor’s been a real part of Clemson’s rotation in each season, but Brad Brownell’s guard room is a little crowded: Chase Hunter, Al-Amir Dawes and Alex Hemenway.
Brownell has a top-40 recruiting class set to arrive this summer/fall, too. That group includes one additional guard: 3-star shooting guard Chauncey Gibson.