Full Name: Sam Clancy
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 240
Birthdate: May 4, 1980 (Pittsburgh, PA)
High School: St. Edward HS (Lakewood, OH)
College: Southern Cal
Spent the 2002-03 season on the injured reserve list with the Philadelphia 76ers, rehabbing from a left knee injury. Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (#45 pick overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft.
Finished collegiate career as the third all-time leading scorer in USC history with 1657 career points, the second all-time leading rebounder with 839, the all-time leading shot-blocker with 195, and fifth all-time in steals with 134. Posted 35 career double-doubles. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration prior to the draft.
As a senior, averaged 19.1 points and 9.4 rebounds. Started 31 of 32 games. Led team in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots. Had a streak of 11 double-doubles. Scored season-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Arizona. Recorded 24 points and matched season-high with 14 rebounds at UCLA. Also grabbed 14 rebounds against Pepperdine and at Loyola Marymount. Tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots at Arizona State. Posted a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds in season opener against Wyoming. Tallied 21 points, six rebounds and seven assists in overtime loss to UNC-Wilmington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a junior, averaged 17.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Started 33 of 34 games. Led team in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage. Single-season block total of 81 was the best in school history. Registered nine double-doubles. Scored 20 or more points 11 times, with a career high of 31 points twice, against Bradley and at UCLA. Tallied 23 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots at Arizona. Earned East Regional All-Tournament honors after leading USC in scoring (18.0 points), rebounding (10.8) and blocked shots (4.0) in four NCAA Tournament games.
As a sophomore, averaged 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. Started 16 of 20 games, missing 10 games due to a broken right foot. At the time of the injury, was averaging team highs in points (17.6), rebounds (7.8) and blocked shots (1.6). Posted five double-doubles. Scored a season-high 24 points against California. Recorded 23 points against North Carolina and at Washington.
As a freshman, averaged 5.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in 20.3 minutes a contest. Started 22 of 27 games. Ranked second in the Pac-10 in blocked shots and ranked third on the team in rebounds. Scored season-high 16 points while grabbing 10 rebounds against Arizona. Tallied 11 points and 14 rebounds against Oregon.