The Clemson basketball team opens its season Friday night at home against Florida A&M. The Tigers are coming off one of their most successful seasons in recent years. They were 22-13 including 10-8 in the ACC and reached the semi-finals of the NIT. Four starters are back but the loss is a big one, KJ McDaniels who is now with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Brad Brownell is entering his fifth season as the Tigers’ head coach and he has the backing of the administration which rewarded him with a six year contract extension thru 2020. He likes the direction of his program but he also realizes the ACC is only getting better, so upward mobility within the league won’t be easy.
Here is Brownell’s preview of the upcoming season: