Tennessee Tech landed an important in-state pledge on Tuesday, as 2018 Chattanooga (TN) McCallie School point guard Junior Clay announced his commitment to Steve Payne and the Golden Eagles.
Clay, a 6-foot-1 point guard, is one of the biggest winners in the state of Tennessee. He has ran the show quite well at McCallie and he was impressive with Chattanooga Elite during the travel season. That's where he caught the eye of the Golden Eagles.
"Tennessee Tech is a great fit for me," Clay told HoopSeen.com. "I can go in and play as a freshman."
Clay has proven he can run a team over the past few years. A high IQ, pass-first guard, he puts his teammates in efficient places to score. Clay is also a pest on the defensive end of the floor, as he puts plenty of pressure on opposing point guards.
"Coach Payne wants to use me as a pure point guard. He wants me getting people involved and also scoring the ball. At the end of the day, I'm going there to win games."
Tennessee Tech hosted Clay for an official visit this past weekend. During his trip to Cookeville, he was able to see the community support for their university.
"The coaches and players are great. I love the community, too," Clay explained.
Clay is the first commitment for Tennessee Tech in the 2018 recruiting class.