Countdown to Tipoff: Clemson Tigers
Brad Brownell, Clemson Head Coach
Brad Brownell enters his third year at Clemson after a 2011-12 season that saw him guide the Tigers to a 16-15 record
and a seventh-place finish in the ACC with an 8-8 league mark ... Brownell set a Clemson record for wins by a first-year
coach in 2010-11 with 22, as the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for a school-record fourth straight time and
won a first-round game against UAB, the program's first tournament victory in 14 years ... Brownell was the only first-year
coach to lead his team to an NCAA Tournament win in 2011 ... he has now taken each of his three schools (Clemson,
UNC Wilmington, Wright State) to the "Big Dance" in his first year at each stop ... with a career record of 205-112 and a
winning percentage of .647, Brownell is ranked in the top 50 nationally among active Division I coaches ... in each of his
two previous head coaching positions, Brownell has taken the program to a school-record number of wins as a Division
I program – 25 wins at UNC Wilmington in 2005-06 and 23 victories at Wright State in 2006-07 ... in his 10 years as a
head coach, the 1991 DePauw graduate has seven 20-win seasons, four NCAA Tournament bids and a 16-8 record in
conference postseason tournaments, including three postseason tournament titles ... Brownell was named the Colonial
Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2002-03 and 2005-06, and the Horizon League Coach-of-the-Year in 2007-08 ...
the 42-year old native of Evansville, Ind., earned three letters as a player at DePauw University where he ranks seventh in
school history with 332 career assists ... Brownell earned his bachelor's degree from DePauw in 1991 and completed
his master's degree at the University of Indianapolis in 1994.
Devin Booker, Sr., Forward/Center
A two-year starter and the team's leading returning scorer (10.5) and rebounder (7.0) ... had
a team-high five double-doubles, including four in ACC play ... shot .459 from the floor and
.698 from the free throw line ... led the team in blocked shots (29) and was third in steals
(27) ... averaged 10.3 points and an even seven rebounds per game in league games ... has
a career field goal percentage of .473 (286-of-605).
Milton Jennings, Sr., Forward
Started 23 of Clemson's 31 games a year ago, posting career-highs in scoring (9.7) and rebounding
(5.6) ... improved to 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in 13 ACC games ... had
13 games with 10-or-more points, including a 22-point, 14-rebound effort in a 59-49 win over
Furman (N25) ... averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds over the last five games of the season
... has improved his per game scoring and rebound averages in each of his three seasons.
K.J. McDaniels, So., Forward
Played in 30 of the Tigers' 31 games with one start ... made the most of his only start on Feb. 4
against Virginia Tech, scoring a season-high 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting with five rebounds
and five blocked shots ... averaged 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds ... had five games in double
figures, including four in ACC play.
Rod Hall, So., Guard
Started nine of Clemson's first 13 contests ... averaged 3.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists
while playing in all 31 games as a freshman ... made four of his five three-point field goal
attempts (.800) on the year ... tallied a season-high 18 points in the Tigers' 83-75 overtime
win over Southern Illinois on Dec. 23.
T.J. Sapp, So., Guard
Played in 30 games as a freshman with nine starts ... averaged 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and
0.7 assists in 16.1 minutes per game ... made at least one 3-point field goal in 13 games and
finished third on the team in 3-point field goals made (24) ... was 7-of-11 (.636) from behind
the arc in back-to-back games against Hawai'i and East Tennessee State.
Devin Coleman, So., Guard
Finished his freshman season with a flourish, scoring 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting against
Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament, playing a season-high 26 minutes coming off the bench
... averaged 2.6 points and 1.3 rebounds on the year.
Bernard Sullivan, So., Forward
Averaged 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 28 games as a freshman ... posted season highs in
points (7) and rebounds (4) against Virginia Tech on Feb. 4.