Clemson Tigers News: Alex Hemenway transfers, Florida AG sues the ACC

A long-time Clemson Men's Basketball guard has entered the transfer portal and Florida's attorney general is suing the ACC to make their television contract public.
Clemson guard Alex Hemenway (12) shoots a three-point shot
Clemson guard Alex Hemenway (12) shoots a three-point shot / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Alex Hemenway enters the transfer portal

Another scholarship has opened up for Clemson Men’s Basketball. It’s not due to PJ Hall or Chase Hunter deciding to go pro. It’s a familiar name, however, that has decided to leave the program for new opportunities.

Alex Hemenway has decided to finish his career elsewhere and has entered the transfer portal.

Hemenway is a 6’-4” guard from Newburgh, Indiana who began play with the Tigers in the 2019-20 campaign. He saw substantial playing time until the middle of the 2022-23 season when he was injured and lost for the season.

He returned in 2023-24, but this time only played 5 games before he was again lost to injury.

This news isn’t completely unexpected. The Tigers likely thought 2023-24 would be Hemenway’s final season in college basketball when they brought in transfer Jake Heidbreder from Air Force, who plays a similar game to Hemenway. As such, Hemenway wasn’t likely part of the blueprint for 2024-25, and his extra season due to a medical redshirt was unexpected.

Florida Attorney General launches lawsuit against the ACC

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has filed a lawsuit against the Atlantic Coast Conference, suing that the television contract between the conference and ESPN should be made public.

"“The ACC is asking a state entity — Florida State University — to potentially pay and lose more than a half a billion dollars but is refusing to produce the documents related to that outrageous price tag. We sent a public records request to the ACC in January, but they failed to fully comply. We are taking legal action against the ACC for wrongfully withholding these important public records.”"

Ashley Moody

The outcome of this lawsuit could impact the confidentiality of contracts between other conferences and networks as well.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics

Clemson Softball is visiting Louisville for a weekend series. The first pitch is tonight at 6:00 PM.

Clemson Baseball is also taking on the Cardinals in Louisville. Their first pitch tonight is also at 6:00 PM.

Clemson Rowing starts the Lake Wheeler Invite today. The event continues through tomorrow.