One of six ACC teams with four starters returning from last season.
ACC Coaches and The Blue Ribbon Panel selected Jonquel Jones to their Newcomer Watch List.
Clemson freshman Jonquel Jones ranks No. 17 according to ESPN's HoopGurlz's analysis of incoming recruiting classes
Clemson's scoring defense has improved in each of Itoro Coleman's first two seasons; Last season's 65.1 points allowed per game was the lowest for a Clemson team since the 2002-03 season.
Clemson defeated No. 21 North Carolina last season in Chapel Hill, the Tigers' first win over a ranked team since 2003.
The Lady Tigers attempted just 315 three-point goals last season, their lowest figure since the 1997-98 season.
The Lady Tigers are the third least-experienced team in the nation in terms of average years played (0.833 years/player) (research by UIC SID Mike Laninga).
Clemson's 2012 Recruiting class was ranked 16th by ESPN Hoopgurlz, the 5th-highest rank among ACC teams.
The Lady Tigers return their 2011-12 leader in scoring, rebounding, steals, assists, three-pointers, field goals, free throws, and minutes.
89% of Steals and 88% of assists return from last season, as well as 78% of all minutes played form a season ago.
Itoro Coleman, Clemson Head Coach
Coleman was introduced as the fifth head coach in Tiger history on March 29, 2010 ... After spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Penn State, Coleman returned to her alma mater to lead the women's basketball
program. In her first year in 2010-11, the Tigers finished with 10-20 overall and 3-11 in ACC play ... A 2000
graduate of Clemson who was named to the ACC's 50-Year Anniversary Team in '02, Coleman was a four-year
letterman at Clemson ('95-'99), and served as an assistant coach from 2002-07 ... Coleman had 11 years of
experience as an assistant ... She served as a student assistant coach at Liberty in 1999-00 and was an assistant
coach at Butler from 2000 to 2002 ... From there, she worked for five seasons as an assistant under Jim
Davis and Cristy McKinney at Clemson ... Coleman also pursued a professional basketball career and became
the first Clemson Tiger named to a WNBA active roster in 2000-01 ... Clemson won the ACC title her freshman year and her senior year ... She was the tournament's MVP in 1999 in addition to a first-team All-ACC selection ... That same season she was an honorable mention AP All-American ... Coleman still ranks 11th in Clemson
history in scoring (1,409 points), fourth in games played (127), second in free throws made, third in assists,
and first in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.73) ... Clemson had a record of 93-33 in her four years, the most wins in
Clemson history for a senior class ... Her senior class won the only two ACC Championships in school history,
played in four NCAA Tournaments, including one Sweet 16 season, and all four of her teams were ranked in
the final top-25, including a final #10 AP rank in 1999 ... She was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of
Fame as a player in 2008 ... Coleman, the former Itoro Umoh, is married to Harold Coleman ... The pair has
three children, Jada (6), Jordan (2), and Jasmine (1).