Despite blowing a 13-point lead to Southern Methodist to conclude the season, the 2013-14 Clemson basketball team will be remembered as an offensively challenged group that bought into their coaches system, grinded their way to ugly wins, and vastly over-achieved the #14 rank the ACC media handed them at the start of the year.
With 4-star Donte Grantham and NC Player of the Year Gabe DeVoe joining the team next season, it appears the program has finally turned the corner under Brownell. Players have bought into the system and play some of the best defense in the country. The NIT run to close the year provided crucial postseason experience for a young team and showcased the gritty basketball this team plays. Moreover, it ignited fan interest and has everyone excited about the program.