ASVEL has announced the signing of Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) for the upcoming season (http://www.asvelbasket.com/asvel_videos.asp?id=37). The 24-year old guard is coming to ASVEL to play in Pro A France and also compete in the Euroleague Pre-Qualifying Round. He played last season for Greek (A1) DASH Peristeri Athens and while in Greece, Hammonds appeared 26 times in the domestic championship averaging 12.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals. Peristeri finished the season as No.9 with a 12-14 record (their record was the same as Aris and Panionios, but had the worst numbers and failed to reach the Playoffs).
Before Peristeri, Clifford Hammonds played in Puerto Rico for the Quebradillas Pirates. He appeared 11 times in BSN averaging 14.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 5.7 apg and he helped the Pirates reach the BSN Finals. During the 2008-09 season, Cliff he started with Darussafaka and in December joined Efes Pilsen. With the Turkish giant he played five Euroleague games before heading back to Darussafaka. In the TBL while with Darussafaka, Hammonds averaged 14.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.9 apg, Steals-5 (2.0 spg) in 26 games.
Clifford Hammonds graduated at the Clemson University in 2008 and he averaged 11.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.9 apg, and 1.9 spg as a senior. He played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and with the Orlando Magic in the Orlando NBA Summer League that same summer.