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Joe Girard Visits Clemson as Possible Transfer

Former Syracuse Orange guard Joe Girard entered the Transfer Portal and could be a new Tiger soon.

Joseph Girard III, also known as Joe, has become a potential option for Coach Brad Brownell and the Clemson Tigers. The high-scoring guard is leaving New York after Jim Boeheim's final season and could be moving to warmer weather. Back at the beginning of the month, Girard told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein that he planned to have in-home visits with at least 3 specific schools. The other two competitors named are Notre Dame and BYU.

Girard visited the Palmetto State this past weekend, and according to his Twitter account, it appeared the visit went well. "Appreciate Coach Brownell And Clemson For Having Me On An Amazing Visit! Death Valley?", read the tweet. He did follow that with the hashtag #NotCommitted but any positive news on this visit is momentum the Tigers want before he makes his decision.

Joe Girard averaged 16.4 points per game in 2022. (Syracuse Athletics)

Joe Girard averaged 16.4 points per game in 2022. (Syracuse Athletics)

The 6-foot-1 guard already knows the Atlantic Coast Conference well so opponents would be very familiar territory to Girard. He averaged 16.4 points and 3 assists a game along with shooting an impressive 38.1% from 3-point range. In 4 seasons with the Orange, he scored a total of 1,652 points and made 297 threes in 125 career games. He was giving solid contributions from the moment he stepped on campus as he started 123 of those games.

It's unclear on the potential timeline for a final decision as of right now. Still, we already know that Girard appreciates a good uniform with orange in it so the Tigers are hoping he decides to keep it consistent.