Brad Brownell hopeful Clemson can return to practice early this week

Late last week, Clemson became the most recent ACC men’s basketball program to be hit with COVID-19 concerns. A positive test result and subsequent contract tracing forced Clemson to postpone two matchups: UNC (Saturday) and Syracuse (Tuesday). The Tigers paused team activities, too.

Clemson coach Brad Brownell, while talking with media, stated that he hopes his team will be able to return to practice early this week — either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Led by Aamir Simms, Clemson is 9-1 (3-1 ACC) and features the No. 1 defense in the country, according to KenPom. Virginia is next up on the schedule for Clemson — Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Clemson played most recently last Tuesday — an overtime win over NC State. So far, the Wolfpack have yet to report any concerns this week. NC State played on Saturday, losing at home to Miami.