Clemson head basketball coach Brad Brownell met the media Thursday afternoon to discuss his team's upcoming trip to Italy for the World University Games.

Brownell also took a few minutes to discuss the impact he expects will be made with the arrival of graduate transfer Tevin Mack.

"Tevin is a talented scorer and an experienced player, which on a team with no seniors is really important,” said Brownell.

The former Dreher standout is eligible to play this season after playing two seasons at Texas and one at Alabama. This past season in Tuscaloosa, Mac averaged 9.0 points and 3.3 rebounds.

“Tevin, specifically, is a guy I have known for a long time and recruited him in high school,” Brownell said. 

“I have always been impressed with the way he can score. He is a guy that can make baskets. Our team needs that. We certainly lost some really good players and guys that scored a lot of points for us, so having a guy who is a proven scorer really helps this team.”

Clemson’s first game of pool play in the World University Games is set for July 4 against Finland.