Clemson has made the Big Dance four straight seasons, but now the Tigers will have to do it without their two leading scorers from last year. The loss of Demontez Stitt and Jerai Grant will mean the Tigers must find someone to step up if they want to play into March for a fifth consecutive year. Clemson will be inexperienced on offense, with Andre Young being the only player on the roster to average double figures. However, if the Tigers’ defense is as strong as last year’s version, it will make life much easier on the offensive end. Clemson held opponents to only 61.4 points per game, the best in the ACC. Head coach Brad Brownell will look for his team to build off the success of last season, which included Clemson’s first NCAA tournament victory in fourteen years.
PG: Tanner Smith (Senior, 6’5”, 7.8 PPG)
SG: Andre Young (Senior, 5’9”, 11.1 PPG)
SF: Milton Jennings (Junior, 6’9”, 8.3 PPG)
PF: Bryan Narcisse (Senior, 6’6”, 2.9 PPG)
C: Devin Booker (Junior, 6’8”, 8.1 PPG)
Preview by Rixon Lane