Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has decided to allow DeAndre Hopkins to see if he can help out the Tigers on the court. After the bowl game is completed Nuke will workout with coach Brownell and the Tiger basketball team.
The Clemson basketball team is down to nine scholarship players thanks to the transfers of Noel Johnson and Donte Hill. With Demontez Stitt sidelined with an injury only eight scholarship players are available.
Coach Brownell has never seen DeAndre play hoops but has heard he is a very talented player.
“I have heard he is a talented player. He knows how to play the game and he is a really good passer,” said coach Brownell.
There is no question about Nuke’s competitiveness after the outstanding freshman season he had on the field.
“He is a competitive young man. He is a guy that has been able to handle jumping into ACC football so he certainly has some competitiveness. He will have to have some poise so we will see what he can do,” said Brownell.
If things go well Nuke would help the Tigers until the competion of the season.
“If things go well and he can get himself in some basketball shape to help us, he may stick around the rest of the year,” said Brownell.