Clemson Sophomore Forward Bernard Sullivan Will Transfer

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On Monday afternoon, the Clemson Tigers announced that sophomore forward Bernard Sullivan will transfer from the university.

In two seasons at Clemson, Sullivan appeared in 56 games, but his playing time and production was very limited in each of his first two seasons at the collegiate level. Sullivan, who stands at 6-foot-7, averaged just over seven minutes per game in 2011-12 as a freshman, but those numbers barely improved this past season.

Sullivan averaged 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game this past season, playing in roughly nine minutes each contest. His decision to transfer should certainly come as no real surprise given his lack of playing time and production. Sullivan will have the opportunity elsewhere to contribute, but will most likely have to sit out the 2013-14 season per NCAA transfer guidelines.

“We appreciate Bernard’s contributions to the program,” Clemson head coach Brad Brownell said in the school’s release on Monday. “We wish him nothing but the best in the future, and hope he finds a program that will better meet his needs.”

The Tigers had a dismal 2012-13 campaign, finishing the year 13-18 overall. Clemson lost their last seven games and ten of their last 11 overall.

Coming out of high school, Clemson had high expectations for Sullivan. The power forward was ranked No. 22 at his position according to ESPN Recruiting.

It will certainly be interesting to see what Sullivan does from here. He had a lot of high-major looks during his time at the high school level, but we will see if he intends to head to a lower level instead.

 

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