Sept. 13, 2011
CHICAGO – DePaul basketball coach Oliver Purnell announced today that Worrel Clahar has enrolled at DePaul and joins the program starting this season. Clahar played at Lawson State CC (Ala.) the last two seasons and has two seasons of eligibility at DePaul.
“Naturally we are happy to have acquired a point guard of Worrell’s ability late in the recruiting process,” said Purnell. “He should bolster our backcourt and give us another athlete to play our attacking style.”
Clahar, a 5-10 point guard that started classes at DePaul on Sept. 7, was ranked among the nation’s junior college leaders in assists and steals last season. Clahar ranked among the top 15 in each category with seven assists and three steals per game in 2010-11 while averaging 12.2 points and four rebounds per game.
Originally from Brooklyn, Clahar played his high school basketball at Sound Doctrine Christian Academy in LaGrange, Ga., before his two seasons at Lawson State CC. His two-year totals at Lawson State include 13.3 points per game, seven assists, 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 steals.
DePaul opens the 2011-12 season on Friday, Nov. 11 against UT-Pan American at McGrath-Phillips Arena. Season tickets are now on sale starting at just $99 for all home games at Allstate Arena. Home games scheduled for McGrath-Phillips Arena will be sold on a single-game basis with an advanced pre-sale opportunity for season ticket holders. For more information, call (773) 325-SLAM.