Clemson Rumors & News

  • Jaron Blossomgame: ‘I'm coming back’ to Clemson

    The State "Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame announced he’s returning for his senior season in a news conference on campus Wednesday afternoon. Blossomgame took it right to the deadline for players who didn’t sign with an agent to either declare for the NBA draft or return to school. “I appreciate..." May 25

  • Valparaiso transfer David Skara commits to Clemson

    ACC Sports "Just weeks after visiting Clemson, former Valparaiso forward David Skara will transfer into the Tigers program, according to multiple reports. A 6-8, 205-pound power forward, Skara arrived at Valparaiso as part of then-coach Bryce Drew’s 2014 recruiting class." May 23

  • Nicholls State expected to name Clemson's Richie Riley head coach

    The Score "Nicholls State is expected to name Clemson assistant Richie Riley its new head coach, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Riley has spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Tigers, and worked two years on the UAB staff prior to that." April 25

  • Clemson star Jaron Blossomgame files paperwork for NBA Draft

    GoUpstate "Clemson redshirt junior Jaron Blossomgame will at least flirt with an early departure to the NBA, but whether it becomes a full-blown commitment remains to be determined. The school announced Wednesday the All-ACC First-Team forward has sent in the required paperwork to become available for the..." March 16

  • Georgia Tech 88, Clemson 85

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Marcus George-Hunt scored 28 points and Georgia Tech made a big second-half comeback before defeating Clemson 88-85 in overtime in the ACC Tournament's second round Wednesday night at the Verizon Center. Clemson guard Gabe DeVoe missed a corner 3 that would have tied the game with two..." March 09

  • Clemson 66, Boston College 50

    The Sports Xchange "Jaron Blossongame went on a personal 9-2 run late in the first half and visiting Clemson ended a three-game losing streak by handing Boston College a historic 66-50 ACC defeat in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday. With the loss, BC's 18th straight, the Eagles (7-24, 0-18)..." March 05

  • No. 4 Virginia claims road win over Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A big beginning and a strong finish proved to be just enough for Virginia on Tuesday night. Senior guard Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points and the fourth-ranked Cavaliers dominated the first five minutes and the final five minutes en route to a 64-57 victory over Clemson..." March 01

  • Georgia Tech 75, Clemson 73

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Marcus Georges-Hunt made a pair of free throws with three seconds left to help Georgia Tech complete a 75-73, come-from-behind win over Clemson on Tuesday in Atlanta. The senior scored 25 points, shooting 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-9 from the line, as the Yellow Jackets (16-12,..." February 23

  • North Carolina State 77, Clemson 74

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Abdul-Malik Abu provided 17 points and 16 rebounds as North Carolina State overcame a rough outing by the Atlantic Coast Conference scoring leader to defeat Clemson 77-74 on Saturday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Guard Maverick Rowan poured in 20 points and forward Caleb Martin..." February 20

  • Clemson 65, Boston College 54

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Jaron Blossomgame scored 23 points and Clemson handed Boston College its 13th consecutive loss in Atlantic Coast Conference play on Wednesday night, defeating the Eagles 65-54 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. It was the 12th 20-point game of the season for..." February 17

  • Clemson 66, Georgia Tech 52

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Junior forward Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points to pass the 1,000-point mark for his career as Clemson held off Georgia Tech 66-52 on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Tigers (15-10, 8-5 in the ACC) improved to 12-3 this..." February 13

  • Report: Texas A&M forward Elijah Thomas transferring to Clemson

    Dallas Morning News "The exodus from College Station is not just limited to football. In mid-December, the news broke that Lancaster star forward Elijah Thomas would be transferring from Texas A&M." January 11

  • Former top-50 recruit Eljiah Thomas picks Clemson for transfer

    CBS Sports "Texas A&M transfer Elijah Thomas has committed to Clemson, sources told CBS Sports on Wednesday. The 6-foot-9, 250 pound big man will be eligible starting in December of 2016. A former Top-50 recruit, Thomas averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in eight games this season for the Aggies." January 06

  • Clemson lands 2017 guard

    College Basketball Talk "Clemson landed a quality commitment on Tuesday as Class of 2017 guard A.J. Oliver committed to the Tigers. The son of Clemson women’s head coach Audra Smith, Oliver is regarded as a three-star prospect, according to Rivals, although some others view him as a top-100 caliber player." December 02

  • Clemson announces Austin Ajukwa will transfer

    Shakin The Southland "Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell announced Tuesday that junior wing man Austin Ajukwa plans to transfer. The timing couldn't have been worse for the Tigers, who are less than two weeks from their first game of the season. Ajukwa averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.1 minutes as a..." November 04

  • Former Clemson point guard Rod Hall headed to Northern Iowa – to play football

    College Basketball Talk "When the Clemson Tigers’ basketball season ended at the ACC tournament in March, so ended the college career of point guard Rod Hall. In four seasons at the school the 6-foot-1 Hall averaged 7.2 points and 3.0 assists per game, and being a good athlete has opened up other avenues for him. In April..." July 17

  • Robert Morris guard Marcquise Reed spurns UMass basketball, chooses Clemson for transfer

    Mass Live "Marcquise Reed will not be taking his talents to the University of Massachusetts basketball team. That's what Reed, a transfer from Robert Morris for whom UMass had been included amongst his final landing spots this offseason, announced via Twitter Monday night. Instead, Reed will transfer..." May 12

  • Clemson point guard Rod Hall to audition for NFL teams

    Greenville Online "Since his final season with the Clemson University men's basketball team ended last month, Rod Hall has fielded countless calls from unknown numbers. Agents have been courting Hall for a chance to help him extend his career as a point guard. Three more unknown numbers flashed on Hall's phone..." April 22

  • Former 4-star guard Shelton Mitchell commits to Tigers

    Independent Mail "Vanderbilt transfer Shelton Mitchell pledged to the Tigers after a visit over the weekend. The former four-star guard will be eligible to play starting in 2016-17 after sitting out the upcoming season. Mitchell (6-3 186) is no stranger to the ACC, the Waxhaw N.C. product originally signing with..." April 19

  • Patrick Rooks Announces He Will Transfer From Clemson

    Shakin The Southland "Clemson redshirt-freshman guard Patrick Rooks announced that he will transfer from the school. Per his Instagram account, Clemson redshirt-freshman guard Patrick Rooks has announced that he is transferring. This is not particularly surprising, as Rooks' minutes were very limited in his first..." March 24

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Clemson lands junior college 7-footer in 2015 class

    College Basketball Talk "Clemson added an impact junior college big man on Tuesday as Chipola Junior College big man Legend Robertin pledged to the Tigers. Robertin’s commitment was first reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com. A native of England, the 7-foot Robertin has only been playing basketball for..." October 21

  • Clemson basketball gets commitment from point guard Ty Hudson

    The Post and Courier "Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell was as hot Saturday night as Tiger quarterback Deshaun Watson. Does one commitment equal six touchdowns? To Brownell, it probably does since his commitment was from coveted 6-1 point guard Ty Hudson of Mableton, Ga. Hudson committed to the Tigers while..." September 29

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Clemson's Ibrahim Djambo to transfer to Hofstra

    SI "Former Three Rivers (Mo.) Community College standout Ibrahim Djambo is leaving the Clemson Tigers after just one season in pursuit of more playing time in the Colonial Athletic Association. The 6-10 Malian native will land at Hofstra and play for head coach Joe Mihalich's Pride,..." July 22

  • Clemson basketball loses forward Djambo, third transfer in six months

    The Post and Courier "Reserve power forward Ibrahim Djambo is transferring, the third to do so from the Clemson men's basketball program in the last six months. A 6-10, 215-pounder originally from Bamako, Mali, Djambo played one season at Clemson and had one year of eligibility remaining after a two-year stint at..." June 24

  • Clemson, Brownell sign new six-year deal

    The Post and Courier "The vow for basketball relevance Dan Radakovich has spoken of bringing to Clemson became a lot more real Friday, when the Tigers' athletic director finished off a lavish new commitment for head coach Brad Brownell. Radakovich ripped up Brownell's old deal and rewarded him with a brand-new..." May 23

  • Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels will leave school and enter NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. A formal announcment could come within the next 24 hours. McDaniels has gone from a borderline top-150 player in the Class of 2011 to a legitimate NBA..." April 22

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Southern Methodist 65, Clemson 59

    ProSportsDaily "Markus Kennedy recorded 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals as the Mustangs downed the Tigers in New York to advance to the NIT final. Nic Moore added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists while Nick Russell scored 10 for Southern Methodist (27-9), which will face Minnesota in..." April 02

  • NIT semifinal win 'most special moment' yet for Larry Brown, SMU hoops

    Dallas Morning News "Back home in the Big Apple, coaching in Madison Square Garden, SMU coach Larry Brown looked very much in his element Tuesday night. He barked at his players, shouted at officials and changed emotions with each point swing as the Mustangs beat Clemson, 65-59, in the semifinals of the National..." April 02

  • NIT semifinals betting cheat sheet

    Covers.com "Clemson Tigers vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs (-3, 119) Clemson's K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points and DeMarcus Harrison poured in 14 of his 16 in the second half to spark the comeback victory over Belmont. McDaniels continues to deliver for the Tigers, leading them in scoring (17.2),..." April 01

  • Clemson 73, Belmont 68

    ProSportsDaily "Damarcus Harrison and K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points apiece as the host Tigers outlasted the Bruins to advance to the NIT Final Four. Jordan Roper added 12 points as third-seeded Clemson (23-12) moves on to the NIT semifinals for the first time since 2007. Landry Nnoko contributed nine..." March 26

  • Clemson 50, Illinois 49

    ProSportsDaily "Rod Hall's driving layup with nine seconds to go rallied the host Tigers past the Illini in the second round of the NIT. K.J. McDaniels had 12 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots, Landry Nnoko finished with 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds and Jordan Roper added 10 points for..." March 23

  • Clemson 78, Georgia St 66

    ProSportsDaily "K.J. McDaniels tied career highs with 30 points and 14 rebounds and also blocked five shots to lead the host Tigers to a first-round win in the NIT. Damarcus Harrison finished with 17 points and six rebounds while Jordan Roper added 11 points for Clemson (21-12). The Tigers will host the winner..." March 19

  • Duke squeaks by Clemson

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Duke (25-7) hung on to edge Clemson (20-12) in the final ACC Tournament quarterfinal. Three of the four games on Friday came down to the end, and two of the four saw one team lose a large lead but still hang on for the win. Duke was the victim in the final game of the night, losing a 13-point..." March 15

  • Clemson 69, Georgia Tech 65

    ProSportsDaily "K.J. McDaniels scored 18 points and the Tigers rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half, winning in overtime in the second round of the ACC tournament in Atlanta. Sixth-seeded Clemson (20-11) got 12 points from Damarcus Harrison and 10 points from Rod Hall to advance to Friday’s..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBS Sports "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Brad Brownell, Tigers put Saturday's pain behind them, move on to whatever's next

    Boston Herald "Brad Brownell and his Tigers spent Saturday night wallowing in their misery, second-guessing, endlessly replaying the bitter closing seconds of their loss to Pittsburgh. On Sunday, they celebrated. And so, with a simple, intentionally positive act, Brownell believes the Tigers have turned the..." March 11

  • Pittsburgh 83, Clemson 78

    ProSportsDaily "Josh Newkirk’s steal and jumper forced overtime and Lamar Patterson tied his career high of 30 points as the visiting Panthers stunned the Tigers. Patterson went 5-of-9 from 3-point range, including one in the final seconds of regulation, and Cameron Wright scored eight of his 16 points in..." March 09

  • Clemson 58, Miami-Florida 54

    ProSportsDaily "Rod Hall notched 14 points and six assists as the Tigers outlasted the visiting Hurricanes in an ACC game. K.J. McDaniels put up 12 points and nine rebounds and Damarcus Harrison scored 12 points for the Tigers (19-10, 10-7), who picked up their 10th conference win for the first time since..." March 05

  • Clemson 77, Maryland 73

    ProSportsDaily "K.J. McDaniels had 26 points and 14 rebounds while Rod Hall scored 16 points, including two key free throws in the final 17 seconds of double overtime to lift the host Tigers in ACC play. Landry Nnoko scored 11 points and grabbed nine boards for Clemson (18-10, 9-7), which earned its ninth ACC..." March 02

  • Wake Forest 62, Clemson 57

    ProSportsDaily "Devin Thomas and Tyler Cavanaugh scored 12 points apiece as the Demon Deacons held off the visiting Tigers in ACC play. Arnaud-William Adala Moto added 11 points, four rebounds and four assists for Wake Forest (15-13, 5-10), which snapped a seven-game losing streak. Codi Miller-McIntyre..." February 26

  • Clemson 63, Georgia Tech 55

    ProSportsDaily "K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points and Damarcus Harrison hit two critical 3-pointers late in the second half as the visiting Tigers beat the Yellow Jackets for the ninth consecutive time. Harrison finished 3-for-4 from 3-point range in scoring 15 points as Clemson (17-9, 8-6 ACC) rallied from a..." February 23

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Providence and Richmond miss big chances

    CBS Sports "Tuesday didn't have too many marquee matchups, but it did feature several quality bubble games. Some teams were looking for resume-boosting wins, while others were just looking to avoid bad losses. Winners George Washington: The Colonials were in nearly every projected bracket heading into the..." February 19

  • Hall, Harrison answer call, Tigers stomp Pack

    Gaston Gazette "The long-awaited help wanted request was finally answered by various Clemson players who successfully came to the aid of star K.J. McDaniels in Tuesday’s 73-56 blowout of North Carolina State. The junior swingman had been accounting for nearly 30 percent of his team’s overall scoring, including 54..." February 19

  • Harris Leads Virginia to 63-58 Win Over Clemson

    VirginiaSports.com "Virginia coach Tony Bennett was so excited about his team's first win at Clemson in seven years, he wanted to scream in celebration and pump his fists with his players in the locker room. He didn't, though. That's not how the 17th-ranked Cavaliers built their longest Atlantic Coast Conference..." February 16

  • Vasturia leads Notre Dame to 68-64 2 OT win over Clemson

    Chicago Sun-Times "Notre Dame guard Eric Atkins looked at the Purcell Pavilion scoreboard on a couple of occasions and thought “we got this.” But Clemson kept coming back. Steve Vasturia finally buried the Tigers, nailing two three-pointers in the second overtime to help the Irish to a 68-64 victory. “In a..." February 12

  • No. 1 Syracuse stays unbeaten with 57-44 win over Clemson

    Syracuse.com "The Syracuse Orange wanted to run, but it refused to hurry. Not against Clemson. The Clemson Tigers' methodical offense can drive some teams to the point of distraction. The Tigers want their opponents to try to speed up the game with hurried shots on the offensive end. Syracuse refused..." February 10

  • Syracuse basketball opponent look ahead: What you need to know about Clemson

    Syracuse.com "Clemson leads 2-0. The Tigers won their 1960-61 season opener against the Orange 78-67 in Kent, Ohio. The most recent meeting came in the 2007 NIT quarterfinals, a 74-70 Clemson triumph at Littlejohn Coliseum. This will be the first time the teams have played in Syracuse. TIGERS' RECENT..." February 08