Clemson basketball is bringing back the preseason event known as “Rock the John” on Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum.
Admission is free and the doors open at 6:45 p.m.
The event is designed to showcase the 2022-2023 men’s and women’s baseball teams with a multitude of events, including a shooting contest, interactive games, scrimmages, highlight videos and interviews.
Clemson’s men team was selected to finish 11th in the 15-team ACC by the media.
Brad Brownell’s team is in the middle of a makeover that saw multiple veteran players transfer out, while adding Brevin Galloway from Boston College and adding freshmen Chauncey Wiggins, Chauncey Gibson, Dillon Hunter and R.J. Godfrey.
The Tigers plan to play much bigger at the guard position this season, which should be an interesting change in what could be a make-or-break season for Brownell at Clemson.
There was also turnover on the coaching staff.
P.J. Hall was named to the second-team All-ACC preseason team, but is recovering from off season surgery and it’s not clear when he’ll return to the lineup.
Clemson basketball opens the season on Monday, November 7 when they host The Citadel
After an exhibition against Benedict on November 2, the Tigers open by hosting The Citadel on November 7 and then travel to Columbia to play South Carolina on November 11.
Other November games include USC Upstate (15th), Bellarmine (18th), Loyola-Marymount (21st, Emerald Coast Classic), Iowa (25th, Emerald Coast Classic), TCU/Cal (26th, Emerald Coast Classic) and Penn State (29th) in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge.
The Tigers host Towson on December 7th, before taking on Loyola Chicago in the Holiday Hoopsgiving in Atlanta on the 10th and then take on Richmond in the Greenville Classic on the 17th.
Clemson plays three conference games before the New Year: home game against Wake Forest on December 2, at Georgia Tech on December 21 and back home to face the North Carolina State on in late December.
Here is the complete ACC schedule for Clemson:
Dec. 2 Wake Forest
Dec. 21 at Georgia Tech
Dec. 30/31 NC State
Jan. 4 at Virginia Tech
Jan. 7 at Pittsburgh
Jan. 11 Louisville
Jan. 14 Duke
Jan. 17 at Wake Forest
Jan. 21 Virginia Tech
Jan. 24 Georgia Tech
Jan. 28 at Florida State
Jan. 31 at Boston College
Feb. 4 Miami
Feb. 11 at North Carolina
Feb. 15 Florida State
Feb. 18 at Louisville
Feb. 22 Syracuse
Feb. 25 at NC State
Feb. 28 at Virginia
March 4 Notre Dame
Brownell is entering his 13th season at the helm of the Tigers.