Clay Gets 1 More Crack In College Uniform

  • Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Jeff Neal

Former McCallie star and Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State graduate player Jr. Clay will get a chance to put on the college uniform one last time as he will play in the second annual HBCU all-star
game at the Health & Physical Education Arena at Texas Southern University in Houston on Sunday.

Clay, the only five time All-OVC player in conference history, led the Tigers in scoring and assists averaging 18.8 points and 5.6 assists per game.

Clay will be on Team Dick Barnett as two former players for the Tigers will be together. One in Clay, the other Barnett played when the school was known as Tennessee A&I and won three NAIA National Championships from 1957-1959 and played for legendary coach John McClendon. Players will be featured from the four historically black conferences. The SWAC and MEAC on the Division I level and the CIAA and the SIAC on the Division II level plus players from Tennessee State, Hampton and  North Carolina A&T.

The other team will be Team Willis Reed, the former New York Knick who was a teammate of Barnettt's and both played on the two NBA Championship teams with the Knickerbockers in 1970 and 1973. Reed, who recently passed away, played college basketball at Grambling State in Louisiana.   

The game will be televised on CBS beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday from the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston site of this year's final four.

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