44 Josh Claytor
44 - Josh Claytor
Height: 6’7”
Weight: 230
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Oxford, Ohio
High School: Talawanda
Position: F/C

Hopes to finish his career with a similar one to last year’s breakout season … Could have a slightly different role as coaching staff may use two post players on floor at same time, which would likely mean he would defend opposing power forwards … Will continue to be featured in the offense at the low post where he has proven to be able to score with a variety of moves … Also an underrated defender, quietly having racked up 70 career steals … 2011-12: Led the league in field-goal percentage (.615) and was among the national leaders in that category for a time, while serving as the team’s third-leading scorer (11.2 ppg) and starting all 31 games … Also led the team with 33 steals and posted 5.3 rebounds a night … Scored in double figures 20 times, highlighted by an eight-game stretch (Dec. 30-Jan. 25) that saw him average 16.4 points on .787 field-goal shooting … Averaged 13.3 points, 8.3 boards, and 1.7 steals during three NCAA Div. III Championship games … Career-high 12 rebounds as well as 15 points came in NCAA opening-round win over Maryville (Tenn.) on March 2, and also had a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) against Oberlin (Jan. 7) … Added a career-high six steals in the latter game … 2010-11: Was the first post player off the bench, backing up two-time all-conference standout Bryan Wickliffe … Chipped in 4.4 points on an improved .512 field-goal percentage as well as 3.3 rebounds … Was fourth on the team in both blocks (11) and steals (18), and also totaled 23 assists … Season-high 15 points came in NCAA Tournament sectional semis when he made 5-of-5 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws and distributed three assists against Cabrini (March 11) … Grabbed seven boards in NCAA second round, one shy of season-best eight, which came against Hiram (Dec. 1) … 2009-10: Appeared in 30 of 31 tilts, including five starts as a freshman … Averaged 5.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, and also made an impact defensively with 19 steals … Best outing came in NCAC Tournament semifinals against Ohio Wesleyan (Feb. 26), making 3-of-4 3-pointers and four other field goals for 17 points, and also had nine rebounds … Hit double digits in scoring three other times … Prior to Wooster: Named Butler County’s Player of the Year and all-state as a senior at Talawanda High School under coach Michael DeCello … Player of the Year in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference as a junior … Four-time all-league selection with the Braves and set school records for single-season points, field goals made, and free throws made … Lettered three times in baseball as well and was the student body president for all four years … Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1991 … Son of Randy and Lisa Claytor … Majoring in political science.