2015–16 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team

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2015–16 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2015–16 record 17–14 (10–8 ACC)
Head coach Brad Brownell (6th season)
Assistant coach Mike Winiecki
Assistant coach Richie Riley
Assistant coach Steve Smith
Home arena Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Seasons
2015–16 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#4 Virginia 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#10 Miami (FL) 13 5   .722     27 8   .771
#16 Louisville* 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
Notre Dame 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
#19 Duke 11 7   .611     25 11   .694
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Clemson 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Syracuse 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Florida State 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
NC State 5 13   .278     16 17   .485
Wake Forest 2 16   .111     11 20   .355
Boston College 0 18   .000     7 25   .219
*Ineligible for both the 2016 ACC Tournament and the 2016 NCAA Tournament due to self-imposed postseason ban.
2016 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015–16 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represented Clemson University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by sixth year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers played their home games at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, due to renovations at Littlejohn Coliseum, as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 17–14, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Georgia Tech.

Last season[edit]

The Tigers finished the season 16–15, 8–10 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for sixth place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Florida State.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Carson Fields 2 G 6'4" 200 Senior Pewee Valley, KY Graduated
Patrick Rooks 4 G 6'2" 190 RS Freshman Charlotte, NC Transferred to Chipola College
Rod Hall 12 G 6'1" 205 Senior Augusta, GA Graduated
Damacus Harrison 21 G 6'4" 205 RS Senior Greenwood, SC Graduated

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Legend Robertin 00 C 7'0" 220 Sophomore London, England Junior college transferred from Chipola College
Marcquise Reed 2 G 6'3" 180 Sophomore Landover, MD Transferred from Robert Morris. Under NCAA transfer rules, Reed will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.
Shelton Mitchell 4 G 6'3" 186 Sophomore Waxhax, NC Transferred from Vanderbilt. Under NCAA transfer rules, Mitchell will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.

Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ty Hudson
PG
Sandy Springs, GA Pebblebrook High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 27, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NA   Rivals: NAoh  ESPN: NA
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
C 00 Legend Robertin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So London, England
F 1 Austin Ajukwa 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Columbia, South Carolina
G 2 Marcquise Reed (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Landover, Maryland
G 4 Shelton Mitchell (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Waxhaw, North Carolina
F 5 Jaron Blossomgame 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Alpharetta, Georgia
G 10 Gabe DeVoe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Shelby, North Carolina
G 11 Ty Hudson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Sandy Springs, Georgia
G 12 Avry Holmes (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Salem, Oregon
F 15 Donte Grantham 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Martinsburg, West Virginia
G 20 Jordan Roper 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr Columbia, South Carolina
F 33 Josh Smith 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Charlotte, North Carolina
C 35 Landry Nnoko 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Sr Yaoundé, Cameroon
G 44 Riley McGillan (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Fort Mill, South Carolina
C 50 Sidy Djitte 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Dakar, Senegal
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 5, 2015*
7:00 PM
Lenoir–Rhyne W 87–84 2OT
 27  Grantham   15  Nnoko   4  Holmes  Bon Secours Wellness Arena 
Greenville, SC
Non-conference regular season
Nov 13, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
North Carolina Central W 74–40  1–0
 18  Blossomgame   9  Nnoko   4  Tied  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (5,742)
Greenville, SC
Nov 15, 2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
UTSA W 78–45  2–0
 22  Grantham   10  Djitte   7  Roper  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (6,262)
Greenville, SC
Nov 19, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Texas Southern W 76–56  3–0
 23  Riley   11  Djitte   5  Tied  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (6,185)
Greenville, SC
Nov 23, 2015*
9:30 PM
vs. Massachusetts
Men Who Speak Up Main Event
Semifinals
L 65–82  31
 18  Tied   10  DeVoe   1  Tied  MGM Grand Garden Arena (1,000)
Paradise, NV
Nov 25, 2015*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Rutgers
Men Who Speak Up Main Event
Heavyweight
W 76–58  4–1
 22  Tied   9  Blossomgame   4  Roper  MGM Grand Garden Arena (1,623)
Paradise, NV
Nov 30, 2015*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
at Minnesota
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 83–89  4–2
 25  Roper   10  Murphy   8  Mason  Williams Arena (10,229)
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 2, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
USC Upstate W 76–56  5–2
 20  Holmes   8  Nnoko   6  Holmes  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (5,528)
Greenville, SC
Dec 6, 2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Wofford W 66–51  6–2
 22  Blossomgame   10  Blossomgame   5  Collins  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (4,945)
Greenville, SC
Dec 13, 2015*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
Alabama L 50–51  6–3
 15  Nnoko   7  Blossomgame   5  Roper  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (7,412)
Greenville, SC
Dec 15, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Presbyterian W 61–49  7–3
 12  Tied   13  Djitte   5  Holmes  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (5,478)
Greenville, SC
Dec 18, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
South Carolina
Rivalry
L 59–65  7–4
 17  Blossomgame   11  Blossomgame   5  Roper  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,446)
Greenville, SC
Dec 22, 2015*
6:00 PM, SECN
at Georgia L 48–71  7–5
 11  Nnoko   6  Nnoko   3  Grantham  Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, GA
ACC regular season
Dec 30, 2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 7 North Carolina L 68–80  7–6
(0–1)
 15  Blossomgame   6  Blossomgame   4  Blossomgame  Dean Smith Center (17,168)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 2, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
Florida State W 84–75  8–6
(1–1)
 23  Roper   9  Blossomgame   7  Grantham  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (9,945)
Greenville, SC
Jan 5, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Syracuse W 74–73 OT 9–6
(2–1)
 20  Blossomgame   10  Nnoko   10  Roper  Carrier Dome (16,305)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 10, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
No. 16 Louisville W 66–62  10–6
(3–1)
 17  Blossomgame   9  Blossomgame   4  Roper  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (9,562)
Greenville, SC
Jan 13, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 Duke W 68–63  11–6
(4–1)
 17  Blossomgame   13  Nnoko   9  Roper  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (12,972)
Greenville, SC
Jan 16, 2016
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 8 Miami (FL) W 76–65  12–6
(5–1)
 25  Blossomgame   7  Blossomgame   6  Roper  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (12,575)
Greenville, SC
Jan 19, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at No. 13 Virginia L 62–69  12–7
(5–2)
 23  Blossomgame   6  Blossomgame   3  Roper  John Paul Jones Arena (14,398)
Charlottesville, VA
Jan 27, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
No. 23 Pittsburgh W 73–60  13–7
(6–2)
 22  Blossomgame   9  Djitte   5  Grantham  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (8,752)
Greenville, SC
Jan 30, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
at Florida State L 65–76  13–8
(6–3)
 22  Blossomgame   7  Tied   3  Roper  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (8,166)
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 2, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Wake Forest W 76–62  14–8
(7–3)
 22  Blossomgame   12  Blossomgame   3  Blossomgame  LJVM Coliseum (8,716)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 6, 2016
4:00 PM, RSN
at Virginia Tech L 57–60  14–9
(7–4)
 17  Nnoko   12  Nnoko   3  Holmes  Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, VA
Feb 8, 2016
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Notre Dame L 83–89  14–10
(7–5)
 30  Blossomgame   7  Grantham   6  Roper  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (8,195)
Greenville, SC
Feb 13, 2016
2:00 PM, RSN
Georgia Tech W 66-52  15–10
(8–5)
 17  Blossomgame   7  Tied   1  Tied  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (12,232)
Greenville, SC
Feb 17, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
Boston College W 65–54  16–10
(9–5)
 23  Blossomgame   8  Tied   5  Holmes  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (8,101)
Greenville, SC
Feb 20, 2016
3:00 PM, ACCN
at NC State L 74–77  16–11
(9–6)
 33  Blossomgame   8  Djitte   7  Grantham  PNC Arena (17,536)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 23, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
at Georgia Tech L 73–75  16–12
(9–7)
 22  Blossomgame   6  Nnoko   6  Roper  Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,531)
Atlanta, GA
Mar 1, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 4 Virginia L 57–64  16–13
(9–8)
 31  Blossomgame   6  Nnoko   6  DeVoe  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (9,626)
Greenville, SC
Mar 5, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
at Boston College W 66–50  17–13
(10–8)
 16  Blossomgame   8  Grantham   9  Roper  Conte Forum (4,073)
Chestnut Hill, MA
ACC Tournament
Mar 8–12, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
(7) vs. (10) Georgia Tech
Second round
L 85–88 OT 17–14
 22  Blossomgame   7  Djitte   4  Holmes  Verizon Center (18,561)
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.