Getting To Know ... Dennis Clifford
May 16, 2011
Dennis Clifford, a 7-foot, 250-pound center from Bridgewater Mass., began his schoolboy career at Bridgewater-Raynham High School, before transferring to Milton Academy prior to the 2009-10 season. Born on Leap Day 1992 (February 29), Clifford figures to be a versatile big man in head coach Steve Donahue's system.
Describe your game, your style of play.
How do you feel about playing so close to home?
Were you a BC fan growing up?
Did you get a chance to watch BC on TV this past year?
What appealed to you about Coach Donahue's style of play?
What attracted you to Boston College?
I really liked the coaching staff. I think that was one of the main factors that pulled me in. I really loved the feel that I got when I got on campus from the coaches and players.
Do you have any familiarity with any of the other incoming freshmen? Or any of the current players?
I visited campus a couple of times so I got to know the players pretty well. I stayed with Danny Rubin. I was hanging around with Reggie too, but ...
I'm pretty familiar with Gabe (Moton) and Danny, and I know Matt (Humphrey) too.
What other interests or hobbies do you have?
I used to love to ski, but that ended pretty quickly when I started to focus on basketball, so I haven't done that in a long time.
(As an aside), people are usually surprised when I tell them I played soccer. I was pretty competitive in that as a freshman in high school. I was not a goalie, which also surprises people (Clifford was a midfielder/defender). I chose to quit after that just because of basketball.