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Clemson star suffers season-ending injury

Clemson’s leading returning scorer and senior guard, Nelly Perry, is missing the 2017-2018 season because of a shoulder injury. 

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A huge loss for Clemson’s women’s basketball. The Tiger’s top returning scorer, Nelly Perry, will miss the upcoming season due to a shoulder injury.

Clemson’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Audra Smith, announced Perry’s status on Wednesday. She says the Senior Guard plans to redshirt this year and return to the Tigers for the 2018-2019 season.

At 5-foot-10, the Camden New Jersey native is the Tigers’ leading scorer. Last season, she played in 26 games, averaging 12.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, she achieved a career-best 33 points against opponent Boston College, and averaged 14.3 points a game throughout the season.

Smith says that she is looking to have sophomore Jaia Alexander and junior Danielle Edwards fill in for Perry while she is redshirted this year.

Clemson tips-off their season against Kennesaw on Friday, Nov. 10.