5 Things Clemson Basketball Must Do This Summer

By Reed Hunnicutt

5 Things Clemson Basketball Must Do This Summer

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Clemson only lost two seniors from last year's team. They enter the summer with a solid mix of youth and experience. If they are serious about pushing into the top seven of the ACC, they should consider making a few adjustments to their personnel.

5. Convince Donte Grantham to Play Inside-Out

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5. Convince Donte Grantham to Play Inside-Out

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Grantham's 147 3-point attempts would imply that he is a long-range sniper. But he only shot 28 percent. The 6-foot-8 forward has too much talent to keep throwing up ill advised bricks. He has a smooth outside stroke, so last season could have been a case of a freshman trying to get up as many shots as possible. Either way, Grantham should attack the basket and take his outside shot when it comes.

4. Make Ty Hudson the Starting PG Instead of Jordan Roper

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4. Make Ty Hudson the Starting PG Instead of Jordan Roper

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Roper spent the last three years playing behind Rod Hall. He is more of a scoring guard, but he has more experience than the incoming freshman. Hudson is a strong pass-first point with a good feel for running the team. Coach Brownell will have a tough decision to make. Hudson seems like the best choice since for the future. He will do a better job of controlling an offense that struggles to move the ball around.

3. Give Landry Nnoko More Touches

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3. Give Landry Nnoko More Touches

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Sometimes the guards on Clemson can get colder than JR Smith in the NBA Finals. Nnoko shot 51 percent from the field last year. He doesn't need to have plays run for him, but he should be looked for more off of pick-and-rolls. Nnoko would give Clemson better looks when the guards start to struggle.

2. Get a Commitment From Seventh Woods

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2. Get a Commitment From Seventh Woods

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Woods has the type of swagger that can change the culture of a program. No player in the 2016 class can fly quite like he can. Although he is undersized, Woods is a legitimate shooting guard with sensational athleticism. Coach Brownell should focus the recruitment period on keeping Woods in South Carolina. A commitment from him would open the door for other elite recruits to consider becoming a Tiger.

1. Integrate More Movement into the Offense

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1. Integrate More Movement into the Offense

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The Tigers finished last in the ACC in assists last season. Aside from Rod Hall, no players averaged more than 1.7 assists per game. Their stagnant offense usually ended with contested jumpers. There were a good amount of ball screens, but the off-ball movement was non-existent for most of last season. It starts with the movement of Jaron Blossomame and Grantham. If they can get more continuity off the ball, the team will get easier looks.

Reed Hunnicutt is an ACC Basketball Beat Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @rd_hunnicutt04, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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