Just like we did for football, The Reserve at Lake Keowee hosted Media Day for the Clemson Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams. The Reserve is just a short drive from Clemson, making it the perfect getaway for alumni, friends, and families affiliated with the University in some way. Men’s coach Brad Brownell and women’s coach Audra Smith were both on-site for the event that included a round of golf on The Reserve’s award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
Besides the golf and beautiful fall weather, participants were privileged to hear both coaches’ thoughts on the upcoming basketball season. There were the candid interviews and discussions between the coaches and members of the media, and Coach Brownell is looking forward to a productive season for the Tigers in the always competitive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The press on-hand included writers and journalists from across the state and throughout the ACC region at large.
You could sense Coach Brownell’s excitement for the coming season: “We’re really looking forward to it,” he said. “We’ve got some experienced guards and I think we’ll have a chance to have a great season. The newly renovated Littlejohn has been a great improvement for our program and it certainly is starting to pay dividends for us. You have to have facilities to compete in this league and we feel we are finally on equal footing.”