Monday, July 25, 2011
Lipscomb head coach Scott Sanderson announced Monday that Cory Stanton will transfer to the Bisons from Clemson.
Stanton played his freshman year at Clemson after prepping at Springfield High School in Springfield, Tenn., about 30 minutes north of Nashville.
Stanton, a 5-foot-10 guard, appeared in 33 games for the Tigers averaging 2.4 points in 10.7 minutes per contest. He shot 46 percent on two-point attempts and had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Stanton will have to sit out the 2011-12 season, but will be allowed to practice and travel with the team. He’ll have three years of eligibility at Lipscomb beginning in 2012-13.
Stanton posted a season-high nine points in 20 minutes of action against eventual NCAA Tournament participant Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Additionally he came off the bench to score seven points on 3-of-5 shooting at North Carolina.
Stanton was a highly regarded recruit in high school and was rated the No. 7 player in the state of Tennessee among 2010 high school seniors by Tennessee Prep Hoops. He averaged 23.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game as a senior at Springfield. He scored 38 points against Kenwood High School in December 2009.