CLEMSON - Someone had to be the odd man out, and point guard Adonis Filer chose to do the deed Sunday, transferring out of Clemson's men's basketball program effective after this semester.
Filer, the second Tiger to transfer this season, leaves an open spot should forward K.J. McDaniels choose to return for his senior year.
"We thank Adonis for the hard work he has given to our program these past two seasons," head coach Brad Brownell said. "We wish him the best in the future."
Devin Coleman transferred after the fall semester.
Filer was a backup point guard behind Rod Hall; that position likely will yield minutes to incoming recruit Gabe Devoe in the 2014-15 season. Filer, from the Chicago area, averaged 5.0 points and 1.3 assists in 66 career games.
He was a 79 percent free throw shooter his sophomore year and ranked second only to McDaniels with 23 steals.
"I learned a lot in Coach Brownell's system," Filer said. "He taught me how to be a better player. I will miss my teammates; we grew to be friends and are like brothers. I wish them nothing but success next season and beyond."
Division I teams are allotted 13 scholarships per year, and there are 12 scholarship players with eligibility remaining after last year, plus two already-signed recruits.
The guards slated to return next year include Hall, Austin Ajukwa, Jordan Roper, Damarcus Harrison and Patrick Rooks, with the inclusion of Devoe. Front-court players, with or without McDaniels, include centers Landry Nnoko and Sidy Djitte, forwards Jaron Blossomgame, Josh Smith and Ibrahim Djambo, and incoming swingmen Donte Grantham.
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