4 Jr. Clay
4 - Jr. Clay
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: So.
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Position: G
gp 27
pts/g 13.6
fg % 42.3
3pt % 33.6
ft % 70.5
reb/g 3.7
a/g 3.7

2018-19 (Freshman): Clay played in 29 of the team’s 31 games on the year, making 19 starts and missing just two games due to injury… led the team in scoring with 14.4 points over 31.6 minutes per game… ranked fourth in the league with 4.3 assists per game, accounting for a team-high 124 on the year… set the program’s freshman steals record with a team-best 51, which ranked fifth in the OVC… hauled in 3.8 rebounds per game… shot an impressive 39.4 percent from 3-point range, sinking 39-of-99 tries… connected for a team-high 100 free throws on 139 attempts for a 71.9 percent mark… scored his first collegiate points in the season-opener at Memphis (Nov. 6)… dropped a season-high 26 points at Morehead State (Jan. 24)… narrowly missed a double-double in his first collegiate start, scoring 14 points and dishing out a season-best nine assists against Warren Wilson (Dec. 6)… flirted with a triple-double at Eastern Kentucky (Jan. 26), accounting for 22 points and eight assists while tying his season-high of nine rebounds… also snagged nine boards against Winthrop (Nov. 28)… drained 11-of-12 free-throw attempts on his way to 22 points while playing a season-high 42 minutes at Southeast Missouri (Feb. 7)… his season-high of five steals at Kennesaw State represented the most by a Tech freshman since 2013-14… joined fellow rookies Jared Sherfield and Hunter Vick to represent the program’s first freshman class to have three players with 20 points in at least one game… tallied 20+ points in seven games, the second-most by a Tech freshman in program history… also turned in the second-most double-figure scoring performances by a Golden Eagle freshman with 24 on the year, missing Earl Wise’s mark of 25 by one… joined fellow freshman Hunter Vick as the first pair of Golden Eagle rookies to average double figures since 1978-79… his 14.4 points per game ranked as the second-highest freshman scoring average in program history… one of just 15 freshman, including teammate Hunter Vick, to post multiple 20-point outings in a single season… led Tech in scoring a team-high 11 times and led the team in assists in 21 games.

High School: Clay prepped as a point guard under John Shulman at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn…. averaged 20 points and seven assists per game as a senior… led McCallie to a school-record 27 wins and appearance in the state championship game as a junior, scoring 35 points on 10-of-12 shooting in the semifinal victory over Montgomery Bell Academy… named a finalist for the TSSAA Division II Class AA Mr. Basketball award as a junior and again as a senior… earned All-State honors and All-Region honors four times… named the MVP of the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps tournament three times… collected Best of Preps Player of the Year honors… selected to the Arby’s Classic All-Tournament Team… scored over 1800 points in his high school career.

Personal: Son of Naketa and Ardarryl Clay Sr.… born February 23, 2000… full name is Ardarryl Clay Jr…. sister, Chadarryl, played basketball at Auburn and VCU.

Academic: Majoring in EXPW/pre-physical therapy… named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll once.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2018-19 All-OVC Second Team
  • 2018-19 OVC All-Newcomer Team
  • Two-time OVC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 3, Jan. 28)
Recent Games
Jan 30 Belmont L, 92-84
Feb 1 Tennessee State L, 72-67
Feb 6 at UT Martin L, 74-62
Feb 8 at Southeast Missouri W, 62-60
Feb 13 Jacksonville State W, 75-74
Feb 15 at Tennessee State L, 70-55
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 14
Games started 25 14
Minutes 780 434
Minutes per game 28.9 31.0
FG 131-310 81-188
FG Pct 42.3 43.1
3PT 42-125 29-75
3PT Pct 33.6 38.7
FT 62-88 40-56
FT Pct 70.5 71.4
Off rebounds 17 10
Def rebounds 82 46
Total rebounds 99 56
Rebounds per game 3.7 4.0
Personal fouls 33 22
Disqualifications - -
Assists 99 57
Turnovers 90 44
Assist to turnover ratio 1.1 1.3
Steals 44 25
Blocks 5 4
Points 366 231
Points per game 13.6 16.5
Points per 40 min 18.8 21.3
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 29 Bryan College W, 84-65 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Western Kentucky L, 76-64 1 27 2-8 25.0 0-4 0.0 3-4 75.0 7
Nov 9 Martin Methodist W, 83-70 1 35 5-10 50.0 1-2 50.0 2-3 66.7 13
Nov 12 Wright State L, 85-80 1 34 4-10 40.0 0-4 0.0 4-6 66.7 12
Nov 15 at UNCG L, 64-30 1 16 2-10 20.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 4
Nov 16 vs. Appalachian State L, 69-47 1 27 1-4 25.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 3
Nov 17 vs. Montana State L, 52-39 1 20 1-7 14.3 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 2
Nov 21 at Winthrop W, 61-58 - 25 1-5 20.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 2
Nov 25 Lipscomb L, 78-65 - 27 6-12 50.0 4-8 50.0 1-1 100.0 17
Dec 2 Reinhardt W, 86-47 1 25 6-10 60.0 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 15
Dec 8 at Ohio L, 81-54 1 20 5-11 45.5 1-4 25.0 3-3 100.0 14
Dec 17 at Lipscomb L, 78-60 1 35 6-11 54.5 2-5 40.0 2-6 33.3 16
Dec 21 Western Carolina L, 89-76 1 28 6-11 54.5 0-2 0.0 5-6 83.3 17
Dec 29 at Ole Miss L, 80-63 1 27 5-13 38.5 1-3 33.3 2-3 66.7 13
Jan 2 at Eastern Kentucky L, 74-59 1 29 4-12 33.3 1-4 25.0 2-4 50.0 11
Jan 4 at Morehead State L, 83-72 1 27 6-15 40.0 3-5 60.0 2-2 100.0 17
Jan 9 Austin Peay L, 75-62 1 35 8-15 53.3 3-4 75.0 1-2 50.0 20
Jan 11 Murray State L, 81-69 1 35 5-11 45.5 2-3 66.7 6-6 100.0 18
Jan 16 at SIUE W, 72-69 1 35 5-10 50.0 0-3 0.0 4-5 80.0 14
Jan 18 at Eastern Illinois L, 84-59 1 24 7-14 50.0 3-6 50.0 5-6 83.3 22
Jan 23 Morehead State W, 71-59 1 35 7-12 58.3 3-5 60.0 1-2 50.0 18
Jan 25 Eastern Kentucky L, 80-74 1 31 5-11 45.5 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 14
Jan 30 Belmont L, 92-84 1 31 7-12 58.3 1-4 25.0 4-5 80.0 19
Feb 1 Tennessee State L, 72-67 1 38 7-21 33.3 3-11 27.3 4-6 66.7 21
Feb 6 at UT Martin L, 74-62 1 30 7-15 46.7 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 17
Feb 8 at Southeast Missouri W, 62-60 1 24 4-11 36.4 1-3 33.3 2-4 50.0 11
Feb 13 Jacksonville State W, 75-74 1 31 3-13 23.1 2-5 40.0 5-7 71.4 13
Feb 15 at Tennessee State L, 70-55 1 29 6-16 37.5 1-7 14.3 3-5 60.0 16
Feb 20 UT Martin   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 22 Southeast Missouri   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Belmont   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 29 at Jacksonville State   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 5 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 6 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 29 Bryan College W, 84-65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Western Kentucky L, 76-64 1 27 1 2 3 2 5 0.4 2 0 0 -
Nov 9 Martin Methodist W, 83-70 1 35 1 4 5 6 4 1.5 4 0 0 -
Nov 12 Wright State L, 85-80 1 34 0 3 3 2 4 0.5 0 0 1 -
Nov 15 at UNCG L, 64-30 1 16 2 6 8 1 4 0.3 0 0 0 -
Nov 16 vs. Appalachian State L, 69-47 1 27 1 1 2 4 7 0.6 0 0 0 -
Nov 17 vs. Montana State L, 52-39 1 20 1 2 3 1 3 0.3 1 0 1 -
Nov 21 at Winthrop W, 61-58 - 25 0 1 1 9 5 1.8 1 0 2 -
Nov 25 Lipscomb L, 78-65 - 27 0 1 1 2 1 2.0 0 0 2 -
Dec 2 Reinhardt W, 86-47 1 25 0 8 8 6 3 2.0 2 0 2 -
Dec 8 at Ohio L, 81-54 1 20 0 1 1 0 0 - 2 0 2 -
Dec 17 at Lipscomb L, 78-60 1 35 0 1 1 1 4 0.3 1 0 0 -
Dec 21 Western Carolina L, 89-76 1 28 1 2 3 5 1 5.0 5 1 0 -
Dec 29 at Ole Miss L, 80-63 1 27 0 4 4 3 5 0.6 1 0 1 -
Jan 2 at Eastern Kentucky L, 74-59 1 29 2 6 8 3 4 0.8 1 0 1 -
Jan 4 at Morehead State L, 83-72 1 27 1 3 4 3 0 - 1 2 1 -
Jan 9 Austin Peay L, 75-62 1 35 0 2 2 4 5 0.8 2 0 0 -
Jan 11 Murray State L, 81-69 1 35 0 2 2 4 3 1.3 3 0 0 -
Jan 16 at SIUE W, 72-69 1 35 0 4 4 4 2 2.0 0 0 4 -
Jan 18 at Eastern Illinois L, 84-59 1 24 0 3 3 2 3 0.7 3 0 1 -
Jan 23 Morehead State W, 71-59 1 35 1 2 3 5 4 1.3 1 0 1 -
Jan 25 Eastern Kentucky L, 80-74 1 31 1 4 5 3 5 0.6 1 0 2 -
Jan 30 Belmont L, 92-84 1 31 0 5 5 8 3 2.7 2 1 4 -
Feb 1 Tennessee State L, 72-67 1 38 3 2 5 5 4 1.3 5 0 1 -
Feb 6 at UT Martin L, 74-62 1 30 0 2 2 6 1 6.0 3 0 2 -
Feb 8 at Southeast Missouri W, 62-60 1 24 1 3 4 3 5 0.6 0 0 4 -
Feb 13 Jacksonville State W, 75-74 1 31 0 0 0 7 2 3.5 3 1 1 -
Feb 15 at Tennessee State L, 70-55 1 29 1 8 9 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 -
Feb 20 UT Martin   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 22 Southeast Missouri   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Belmont   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 29 at Jacksonville State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 5 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 6 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2018-19 29 19 31.6 4.8-11.7 41.1 1.3-3.4 39.4 3.4-4.8 71.9 14.4
2019-20 27 25 28.9 4.9-11.5 42.3 1.6-4.6 33.6 2.3-3.3 70.5 13.6
Total 56 44 30.3 4.8-11.6 41.7 1.4-4.0 36.2 2.9-4.1 71.4 14.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2018-19 29 19 916 139-338 41.1 39-99 39.4 100-139 71.9 417
2019-20 27 25 780 131-310 42.3 42-125 33.6 62-88 70.5 366
Total 56 44 1696 270-648 41.7 81-224 36.2 162-227 71.4 783
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2018-19 29 19 31.6 6.1-14.8 41.1 1.7-4.3 39.4 4.4-6.1 71.9 18.2
2019-20 27 25 28.9 6.7-15.9 42.3 2.2-6.4 33.6 3.2-4.5 70.5 18.8
Total 56 44 30.3 6.4-15.3 41.7 1.9-5.3 36.2 3.8-5.4 71.4 18.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2018-19 29 19 31.6 0.8 3.0 3.8 1.8 - 4.3 4.0 1.1 1.8 0.1
2019-20 27 25 28.9 0.6 3.0 3.7 1.2 - 3.7 3.3 1.1 1.6 0.2
Total 56 44 30.3 0.7 3.0 3.7 1.5 - 4.0 3.7 1.1 1.7 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2018-19 29 19 916 24 86 110 52 - 124 116 1.1 51 4
2019-20 27 25 780 17 82 99 33 - 99 90 1.1 44 5
Total 56 44 1696 41 168 209 85 - 223 206 1.1 95 9
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2018-19 29 19 31.6 1.0 3.8 4.8 2.3 0.0 5.4 5.1 1.1 2.2 0.2
2019-20 27 25 28.9 0.9 4.2 5.1 1.7 0.0 5.1 4.6 1.1 2.3 0.3
Total 56 44 30.3 1.0 4.0 4.9 2.0 0.0 5.3 4.9 1.1 2.2 0.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 25 28.9 4.9-11.5 42.3 1.6-4.6 33.6 2.3-3.3 70.5 13.6
Conference 14 14 31.0 5.8-13.4 43.1 2.1-5.4 38.7 2.9-4.0 71.4 16.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 11 32.1 5.8-12.3 46.6 2.1-5.0 41.7 2.8-3.8 73.9 16.4
Away 13 12 26.8 4.6-11.6 39.7 1.2-4.5 27.6 2.2-3.2 66.7 12.6
Neutral 2 2 23.5 1.0-5.5 18.2 0.5-3.5 14.3 0.0-0.0 - 2.5
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Wins 7 6 30.0 4.4-10.1 43.7 1.4-3.7 38.5 2.0-3.0 66.7 12.3
Losses 20 19 28.5 5.0-11.9 41.8 1.6-5.0 32.3 2.4-3.4 71.6 14.0
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November 8 6 26.4 2.8-8.2 33.3 0.8-3.8 20.0 1.2-1.8 71.4 7.5
December 5 5 27.0 5.6-11.2 50.0 1.4-4.0 35.0 2.4-3.6 66.7 15.0
January 9 9 31.3 6.0-12.4 48.2 2.1-4.4 47.5 2.9-3.8 76.5 17.0
February 5 5 30.4 5.4-15.2 35.5 2.0-7.0 28.6 2.8-4.4 63.6 15.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 25 780 131-310 42.3 42-125 33.6 62-88 70.5 366
Conference 14 14 434 81-188 43.1 29-75 38.7 40-56 71.4 231
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 11 385 69-148 46.6 25-60 41.7 34-46 73.9 197
Away 13 12 348 60-151 39.7 16-58 27.6 28-42 66.7 164
Neutral 2 2 47 2-11 18.2 1-7 14.3 0-0 - 5
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Wins 7 6 210 31-71 43.7 10-26 38.5 14-21 66.7 86
Losses 20 19 570 100-239 41.8 32-99 32.3 48-67 71.6 280
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November 8 6 211 22-66 33.3 6-30 20.0 10-14 71.4 60
December 5 5 135 28-56 50.0 7-20 35.0 12-18 66.7 75
January 9 9 282 54-112 48.2 19-40 47.5 26-34 76.5 153
February 5 5 152 27-76 35.5 10-35 28.6 14-22 63.6 78
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 27 25 28.9 6.7-15.9 42.3 2.2-6.4 33.6 3.2-4.5 70.5 18.8
Conference 14 14 31.0 7.5-17.3 43.1 2.7-6.9 38.7 3.7-5.2 71.4 21.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 11 32.1 7.2-15.4 46.6 2.6-6.2 41.7 3.5-4.8 73.9 20.5
Away 13 12 26.8 6.9-17.4 39.7 1.8-6.7 27.6 3.2-4.8 66.7 18.9
Neutral 2 2 23.5 1.7-9.4 18.2 0.9-6.0 14.3 0.0-0.0 - 4.3
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Wins 7 6 30.0 5.9-13.5 43.7 1.9-5.0 38.5 2.7-4.0 66.7 16.4
Losses 20 19 28.5 7.0-16.8 41.8 2.2-6.9 32.3 3.4-4.7 71.6 19.6
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November 8 6 26.4 4.2-12.5 33.3 1.1-5.7 20.0 1.9-2.7 71.4 11.4
December 5 5 27.0 8.3-16.6 50.0 2.1-5.9 35.0 3.6-5.3 66.7 22.2
January 9 9 31.3 7.7-15.9 48.2 2.7-5.7 47.5 3.7-4.8 76.5 21.7
February 5 5 30.4 7.1-20.0 35.5 2.6-9.2 28.6 3.7-5.8 63.6 20.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 27 25 28.9 0.6 3.0 3.7 1.2 - 3.7 3.3 1.1 1.6 0.2
Conference 14 14 31.0 0.7 3.3 4.0 1.6 - 4.1 3.1 1.3 1.8 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 11 32.1 0.6 2.9 3.5 1.2 - 4.8 3.3 1.5 2.3 0.3
Away 13 12 26.8 0.6 3.4 4.0 1.4 - 2.8 3.2 0.9 1.2 0.2
Neutral 2 2 23.5 1.0 1.5 2.5 0.5 - 2.5 5.0 0.5 0.5 0.0
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Wins 7 6 30.0 0.4 3.1 3.6 2.0 - 5.7 3.6 1.6 1.6 0.1
Losses 20 19 28.5 0.7 3.0 3.7 0.9 - 3.0 3.3 0.9 1.6 0.2
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November 8 6 26.4 0.8 2.5 3.3 0.8 - 3.4 4.1 0.8 1.0 0.0
December 5 5 27.0 0.2 3.2 3.4 1.0 - 3.0 2.6 1.2 2.2 0.2
January 9 9 31.3 0.6 3.4 4.0 1.6 - 4.0 3.2 1.2 1.6 0.3
February 5 5 30.4 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.6 - 4.2 3.0 1.4 2.2 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 25 780 17 82 99 33 - 99 90 1.1 44 5
Conference 14 14 434 10 46 56 22 - 57 44 1.3 25 4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 11 385 7 35 42 14 - 57 39 1.5 28 3
Away 13 12 348 8 44 52 18 - 37 41 0.9 15 2
Neutral 2 2 47 2 3 5 1 - 5 10 0.5 1 0
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Wins 7 6 210 3 22 25 14 - 40 25 1.6 11 1
Losses 20 19 570 14 60 74 19 - 59 65 0.9 33 4
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November 8 6 211 6 20 26 6 - 27 33 0.8 8 0
December 5 5 135 1 16 17 5 - 15 13 1.2 11 1
January 9 9 282 5 31 36 14 - 36 29 1.2 14 3
February 5 5 152 5 15 20 8 - 21 15 1.4 11 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 27 25 28.9 0.9 4.2 5.1 1.7 0.0 5.1 4.6 1.1 2.3 0.3
Conference 14 14 31.0 0.9 4.2 5.2 2.0 0.0 5.3 4.1 1.3 2.3 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 11 32.1 0.7 3.6 4.4 1.5 0.0 5.9 4.1 1.5 2.9 0.3
Away 13 12 26.8 0.9 5.1 6.0 2.1 0.0 4.3 4.7 0.9 1.7 0.2
Neutral 2 2 23.5 1.7 2.6 4.3 0.9 0.0 4.3 8.5 0.5 0.9 0.0
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Wins 7 6 30.0 0.6 4.2 4.8 2.7 0.0 7.6 4.8 1.6 2.1 0.2
Losses 20 19 28.5 1.0 4.2 5.2 1.3 0.0 4.1 4.6 0.9 2.3 0.3
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November 8 6 26.4 1.1 3.8 4.9 1.1 0.0 5.1 6.3 0.8 1.5 0.0
December 5 5 27.0 0.3 4.7 5.0 1.5 0.0 4.4 3.9 1.2 3.3 0.3
January 9 9 31.3 0.7 4.4 5.1 2.0 0.0 5.1 4.1 1.2 2.0 0.4
February 5 5 30.4 1.3 3.9 5.3 2.1 0.0 5.5 3.9 1.4 2.9 0.3