Blocks Adding Up for Clanton

Jan. 23, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Keith Clanton is getting it done on both ends of the floor. The sophomore forward, who is averaging 15.6 points on 52.6 percent shooting, always gets attention for his offensive play, but he certainly is not a one dimensional player.

To go with his 18 points and eight rebounds Saturday against Rice, Clanton blocked four shots. The Orlando native now ranks 26th in the country with 2.4 blocks per game. Along with Tom Herzog (39), Clanton has propelled UCF to first in the country in blocks per game at 6.9.

Thanks to his performance against the Owls, Clanton continued to move up a pair of lists at UCF. He has 43 blocks in 2010-11, good for ninth on the school single-season register. He swatted 45 shots as a freshman, and that mark ranks eighth.

Midway through his second collegiate campaign, Clanton has 88 blocks, which ties him along with Josh Bodden (2000-04) for fifth on the UCF career list. John Friday is fourth with 94 blocks from 1984-87.