Clemson and Milton Jennings seemed like a perfect match three years ago when the Summerville, S.C. product chose to stay in-state and play basketball for the Tigers. But Monday for the second time this season Jennings has been suspended, this time for academic reasons.
Jennings, a junior, was suspended earlier this season for the final game of Hawaiis Diamond Head Classic after an on-court confrontation with Brad Brownell late in a game the day before. Jennings later said he learned from the incident and was a better man for it.
Its an unfortunate development for an athlete-program relationship that began with so much promise.
Jennings was the first McDonalds All-American to sign with Clemson since Sharone Wright in 1991 and he was the Palmetto States first burger boy since Raymond Felton in 2002. Jennings was a hot commodity, offered by Connecticut, UCLA and Georgetown among others, but he saw Clemsons run of NCAA Tournaments and that it was close to home made it attending s...