Report: Clemson Forward Bernard Sullivan to Transfer to Charlotte

By Anthony Lenahan
Joshua S. Kelly-USA Today Sports

A program with a coach who normally is losing players because of transfers is now finally gaining one. Bernard Sullivan has decided to leave Clemson and transfer to Charlotte University to play for Alan Major.

Sullivan was a top 100 recruit in the class of 2011 and was a four-star recruit when he signed his letter intent with Clemson. However, his success in high school didn’t translate to success in college as he was never able to really earn any playing time for the Clemson Tigers.

Throughout his two years at Clemson, Sullivan only managed to average 10 minutes of playing time for his career.  Obviously he was not able to make the impact he had hoped to make at Clemson, but now he has made a decision that will hopefully allow him to gain more playing time and prove himself on the court for Charlotte.

Regardless of his college stats, he has to have some sort of talent if he was a four-star recruit coming out of high school.  Transferring to a smaller and non-power conference school will allow him to earn more playing time while giving him the opportunity to compete against more kids of his own caliber.

Since Sullivan is transferring, he will be forced to sit out the 2013-2014 season with Charlotte, but will be allowed to play for the 49ers in the 2014-2015 season as a junior. Therefore he still has two years lefts on the hardwood as a college athlete.

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