Brownell Pleased With First Season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell was pleased
that his first-year program found its footing after some early
struggles to reach the NCAA tournament.
Brownell knows, however, that the Tigers will have to make
significant improvements to do it again next year.
Clemson (22-12) was an Atlantic Coast Conference surprise,
finishing fourth in the league and winning 20 games for a fifth
straight season with a coach untested in the ACC.
But the Tigers achieved that success with seniors: point guard
Demontez Stitt and forward Jerai Grant. The pair averaged just
under 27 points per game, nearly 40 percent of the team’s
points-per-game last year.
Brownell says it will be critical for returnees Devin Booker,
Milton Jennings and Andre Young to elevate their play once practice
starts next fall.