Aug. 10, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Former Holy Cross basketball standout Tim Clifford (Walpole, Mass.) has signed a one-year contract to play professional basketball in Germany. Clifford will play for Telekom Baskets Bonn, who compete in the Basketball Bundesliga, and are located in the city of Bonn. He will be an opponent of former Holy Cross teammate Keith Simmons, who signed with the Deutsche Bank Skyliners earlier this summer.
A first team All-Patriot League selection last season, Clifford averaged 18.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots per game for the Crusaders, while shooting 57.1 percent from the floor (205 of 359) and 78.2 percent at the foul line (97 of 124). He finished the season ranked first in the league in field goal percentage and blocked shots, fourth in scoring and sixth in rebounding. Clifford led the team in scoring 24 times in 29 games played last year, including each of Holy Cross' last 15 contests. He also scored in double figures 27 straight times to end the season, while going for at least 20 points in 12 of those games.
Over the course of his career as a Crusader, Clifford totaled 1,246 points, 514 rebounds and 210 blocked shots. He is Holy Cross' all-time leader in career blocks, while standing 20th all-time in scoring.