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June 26, 2002 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Clancy had a plan. The former USC power forward would go through individual workouts with NBA teams, rather than participate in the pre-draft camps, impress prospective employers and, with his Pacific 10 Conference player-of-the-year season on his updated resume, solidify his position as a first-round draft pick. Maybe even turn himself into a lottery choice, one of the first 13 players selected.
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June 26, 2002 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Clancy had a plan. The former USC power forward would go through individual workouts with NBA teams, rather than participate in the pre-draft camps, impress prospective employers and, with his Pacific 10 Conference player-of-the-year season on his updated resume, solidify his position as a first-round draft pick. Maybe even turn himself into a lottery choice, one of the first 13 players selected.
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November 23, 1999
* Memphis, Maui Invitational, today, 1 p.m. PST--The Trojans' main concern is whether sophomore forward Sam Clancy, who scored 23 points against North Carolina despite a 102-degree temperature, can recover in time to play.
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March 15, 2002 | Paul Gutierrez
David Bluthenthal was the first to go. Than came Brandon Granville. And when Sam Clancy fouled out with 1.7 seconds remaining in USC's 93-89 overtime loss to North Carolina Wilmington Thursday night, it made for a cruel twist in the way the three senior starters ended their collegiate careers. Coach Henry Bibby had called them the cornerstones of USC's basketball renaissance.
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November 17, 2000 | MIKE TERRY
When asked who had made the biggest improvement over the summer, the first name out of Coach Henry Bibby's mouth was a bit of a surprise. "I'd say Sam Clancy is the player that has stepped up more than anyone," Bibby said. "You can see a change in him. Sam has stepped up a notch in his physical maturity, in understanding basketball, running the floor. He's winning races now he couldn't win when he first got here."
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March 21, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
The Trojans were missing two of their top players at practice Tuesday, but Coach Henry Bibby said he expects both Sam Clancy (strained groin) and Jarvis Turner (ankle sprain) to be fine for Thursday's regional semifinal game against Kentucky. "Sam can use the rest anyway," Bibby said. Their practice, conducted at the Palestra on the campus of Penn, lasted nearly two hours and finished with a team meeting presumably about focus.
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February 12, 2002
As far as Coach Henry Bibby is concerned, and after seeing every team in the Pacific 10 Conference at least once, Trojan forward Sam Clancy is the best player in the league. "He's the most dominating player," Bibby said. "And other than Sam Clancy as player of the year in the Pac-10, I would name [Arizona forward Luke] Walton. If I had to pick someone other than a player on my team, I would go with Walton. I think he really makes that team go."
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January 29, 2002
Part of Sam Clancy's reasoning for returning for his senior season was to work on his overall game, making him more attractive to NBA teams in the June draft. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward is getting more desirable by the game. After a ho-hum nonconference schedule in which Clancy averaged 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds in 10 games, Clancy has turned it on in Pacific 10 Conference play. Through nine conference games, Clancy is leading the Pac-10 in scoring (21.4 points) and rebounding (9.
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March 24, 2001 | SAM FARMER and MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To help the Trojans bond during the NCAA tournament, Coach Henry Bibby asked them to sacrifice something they like. Jeff Trepagnier gave up junk food. Brandon Granville gave up juices. Jarvis Turner gave up red meat. Sam Clancy gave up video games and sweets. "I'm glad we're winning. But I'm running out of things to give up," Clancy said with a smile. * Twenty-two years ago, Duke had a bad experience against Sam Clancy--as in Sam Clancy Sr., father of the Trojan forward. On Feb.
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January 13, 2001 | MIKE TERRY
The 31-point effort against UCLA, equaling his career high, was a reminder of the tear Sam Clancy has been on the last month. Since scoring a season-low five points against Pepperdine on Dec. 14, Clancy has averaged 20.4 points the last eight games. That's a jump of six points from the 13.9 he averaged the first seven games of the season. In the eight-game span he also has increased his rebound average from 6.0 to 7.9.
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March 13, 2002 | Paul Gutierrez
Once again, Sam Clancy found out about an honor that he was to receive by hearing of it first from a relative. Last week, Clancy's sister, Samantha, called him on his cell phone to congratulate her big brother on being named the Pacific 10 Conference player of the year minutes before the league announced it at a banquet. Tuesday, as the USC senior forward disembarked from the plane at the Sacramento airport, Clancy's mother, Anetta Harris, called him on his cell phone.
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March 7, 2002 | Paul Gutierrez
Sam Clancy was just sitting down for dinner at the Pacific 10 Conference honors banquet Wednesday night when his cell phone rang. The USC senior forward's sister, Samantha, was calling, letting him in on a secret that wasn't supposed to be revealed for another 30 minutes. Surfing the Internet, she came across the Pac-10's Web site and saw the posting that her brother had already been named the league's player of the year in a vote of the league's coaches.
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February 26, 2002 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stanford fans chanted a hearty and ruthless "1.9, 1.9" at him every time he touched the ball. California students made copies of Sam Clancy's mugshot with "1.9" in huge type beneath his countenance. Bay Area fans delighted last weekend in reminding the USC senior power forward of his cumulative grade-point average, which on Monday officially knocked him out of consideration for the Wooden Award and the Wooden All-American team. But they weren't aware of the whole story.
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February 19, 2002
Coach Henry Bibby minced no words Monday in expressing his feelings on being assessed a technical foul by referee Mark Ayotte during Saturday's 94-89 victory against Arizona. "It was [bull]," Bibby said. "I was talking about a foul and he said, 'Easy, easy, easy.' I told him, 'I don't have to be easy, this is for first place in the Pac-10.' Is that deserving of a technical foul? It's [bull]. The technical foul was [bull]. "If I'm annoying him that much, walk away from me.
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February 12, 2002
As far as Coach Henry Bibby is concerned, and after seeing every team in the Pacific 10 Conference at least once, Trojan forward Sam Clancy is the best player in the league. "He's the most dominating player," Bibby said. "And other than Sam Clancy as player of the year in the Pac-10, I would name [Arizona forward Luke] Walton. If I had to pick someone other than a player on my team, I would go with Walton. I think he really makes that team go."
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January 30, 2002
It wasn't the fact that he had been snubbed in the latest Pacific 10 Conference player of the week announcement that got to Sam Clancy. It was the fact that the USC senior power forward lost out in making a little sibling rivalry history that rubbed him the wrong way. Clancy's younger brother Samario, a junior at St. Edward High in Lakewood, Ohio, was honored Monday as his league's player of the week. "We could have been player of the week together," Clancy said with a smile.
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March 8, 2000 | MIKE TERRY
Sam Clancy, who broke a bone in his right foot Jan. 20, will limit his practice time this week because of soreness. But he said he expected to be fit enough to play against Washington on Thursday. "It's a soreness that comes and goes," said Clancy who missed 11 games because of the injury. "There's no swelling. Right now it's fine." Clancy would like to return to the starting lineup but said he will not press Coach Henry Bibby.
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December 27, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON
His starting lineup has recently featured two freshmen--point guard Brandon Granville and forward Sam Clancy--but that hasn't changed Coach Henry Bibby's view of young players. When Bibby arrived at UCLA as a high school All-American in 1968, freshmen were not eligible for the varsity. "I like that rule," he said. "It probably made my career because I was not fundamentally sound basketball-wise and academically to play basketball my freshman year."
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January 29, 2002
Part of Sam Clancy's reasoning for returning for his senior season was to work on his overall game, making him more attractive to NBA teams in the June draft. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward is getting more desirable by the game. After a ho-hum nonconference schedule in which Clancy averaged 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds in 10 games, Clancy has turned it on in Pacific 10 Conference play. Through nine conference games, Clancy is leading the Pac-10 in scoring (21.4 points) and rebounding (9.
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January 23, 2002 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If ever anyone seemed destined for a career in football, it was Sam Clancy. He chose basketball. At 6 feet 7, 240 pounds, with the wing span of a pterodactyl and sporting a shaved head and perpetual scowl, Clancy would seem to be the prototypical intimidator down low. His coach once said he was as soft as the Pillsbury Doughboy. He led an NBA pre-draft camp in scoring and rebounding.
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