JORDAN ROPER, No. 20
5-11, 165, Freshman Guard
Columbia, SC, Irmo HS
2012-13 Season Review
• Started 13 games and appeared in all but one as a first- year freshman; logged 680 minutes, 22.7 per game.
• Fourth on the team in scoring, he averaged 7.9 points per game as a freshman.
• Shot 41.4 percent and made 41 three-point shots, both high figures on the team.
• Collected team-best 35 steals for the season; first freshman to lead Clemson in steals since Vernon Hamilton in 2003-04 season.
• Scored double figures in 11 games, fourth-most on the team.
• Only freshman to reach double figures in his first career outing, he made 5-of-7 field goals for 11 total points in the opener against Presbyterian.
• Played 17 minutes and had two rebounds at Furman.
• Scored eight points and made 3-of-6 shots against No. 16/17 Gonzaga, including two long-range makes.
• Tallied four points and a steal in win over Marist.
• Made a field goal and free throw in 16 minutes against Purdue, with a steal.
• Scored five in homecoming trip to South Carolina; included a steal and dunk in second half.
• Made first career start against Florida A&M and was outstanding with 16 points to lead the Tigers; made 4-of-5 from long range and collected three steals as well.
• Played well at Coastal Carolina, contributing 12 points and three steals in 29 minutes of action.
• Scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting against The Citadel, while adding two steals and two assists in 30 minutes.
• Posted 11 points in 23 minutes in his first ACC game at home versus Florida State.
• Scored six points and added three steals at Duke.
• Did not play against Virginia due to a sprained ankle suffered on Friday, Jan. 11.
• Returned to action to play 14 minutes against Wake Forest and made 3-of-4 from three for nine points, with three rebounds.
• Posted five points against Virginia Tech on Jan. 27 and grabbed a pair of rebounds in 17 minutes.
• Scored four points, including two off a steal and slam dunk, in Jan. 29 win over Georgia Tech.
• Produced 11 points off the bench at Boston College, which included a 3-for-7 performance behind the arc.
• Posted eight points in 25 minutes off the bench at Virginia. • Scored game-high 17 points against NC State in first career ACC start; made 6-of-12 shots, including 3-of-4 from long distance in season-high 32 minutes.
• Nailed 2-of-3 from downtown and added two assists in 31 minutes at Georgia Tech.
• Produced game-high 19 points in Clemson’s two-point loss to Miami; made 8-of-11 field goals, including 3-of-4 from long range; added season-high four steals in 31 minutes of action.
• Scored 13 points at Maryland, making 2-of-5 from long distance in 35 minutes of action.
• Scored Clemson’s first 12 points at Miami and made his first five shots from the field, but did not score after the first media timeout; added three steals in the game.
• Posted 18 points to lead Clemson in scoring in the ACC Tournament game against Florida State, the second straight year a freshman led the Tigers in scoring at the tourney; he made 3-of-3 from long range and season-high 9-of-13 at the foul line.
In High School: Rated the nation’s No. 84 senior prospect by PrepStars...three-star prospect according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com...McDonald’s All-America nominee...first-team all-state selection as a senior after averaging 17.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game...Region 4-AAAA Player-of-the-Year...South Carolina MVP of the Carolinas All-Star Classic after scoring a game-high 26 points...led South Carolina to a win in that contest...slam dunk contest champion at the Carolinas All-Star Classic...led Irmo to AAAA semifinals, where he scored 29 in a loss to Gaffney...MVP of the Impact Sports Invitational as a senior...earned all-tournament honors at the 2011 Arby’s Classic in Bristol, TN after averaging 17 points per game...scored career-high 42 points as a senior in win over rival Lexington...made game-winning tip-in to lift Irmo over Richland Northeast in 2012...led Irmo to a 27-3 overall record and AAAA state championship as a junior in 2010-11...
AAAA Player-of-the-Year at the state and regional level as a junior...averaged 20.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a junior...hit 77 percent of his free throw attempts...Midlands AAAA Player-of-the-Year according to The State in 2010-11...three-time all-region selection...named to All-Tournament Team at both the Chick-fil-A Classic and Upward Holiday Classic as a junior...MVP of the Highlander Holiday Classic as a sophomore in 2009-10...Midlands AAAA All-Area as a sophomore according to The State...three-time recipient of team’s Academic Excellence Award...finished high school career with totals of 1,698 points, 386 assists and 243 steals...second in Irmo High School history in career points behind only B.J. McKie, who went on to a standout career at South Carolina from 1995-99...played high school basketball for coach Tim Whipple...led Irmo to 87-22 overall record during his four years with the varsity squad...also considered VCU...born Nov. 2, 1993.