Starting sophomore guard T.J. Sapp is transferring from Clemson. Sapp has started all 7 games of the season for the Tigers, but he is still only averaging 15 minutes per contest. He has struggled from the floor in his time with Clemson shooting just 31%. His lack of minutes is the clear reason Sapp has decided to transfer, but his limited minutes has been caused by his inability to score consistently.
Sapp said all the right things to the media following the announcement, both regarding head coach Brad Brownell and his time at Clemson.
There are four guards this season averaging more minutes than Sapp and they are all fellow underclassmen. Sophomore Rod Hall, freshman Adonis Filer, and sophomore transfer Damarcus Harrison from Brigham Young are all averaging more minutes than Sapp at guard for Clemson, and freshman guard Jordan Roper is averaging the same as Sapp. All four are scoring and shooting better, while showing more production in just about every phase of the game.
It is a tough spot for the once promising prospect to be in. Next season a change of scenery could be just what Sapp needs. He needs to work diligently on his shooting so that he can perform and earn the minutes he desires for whatever program he joins.
In his 15 minutes per game this season he is only averaging 3.6 points. Sapp does not have a place on this Clemson Tigers team, and it will be interesting to see where he lands and how he performs in the 2013-14 season.