As the early signing period for basketball recruiting began, two recruits who had previously verbally committed to Clemson signed letters of intent to play for the Tigers.

Four-star forward Bernard Sullivan of Davidson Day School (N.C.) was Brad Brownell's first commitment for the 2011 class. The six-foot-eight Sullivan averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds in his junior year at North Mecklenburg High School, before transferring to Davidson Day. Brownell said Sullivan has the size and skill set to contribute on the offensive end of the court.

Three-star guard Daniel "T.J." Sapp of Northeast High School (Fla.) also signed with Clemson. The six-foot-three combo guard scored 19.4 points per game last season and led his team to a No. 2 ranking in the AAAAA Florida state poll. Brownell said Sapp is a skilled player who will help ease the loss of Demontez Stitt after this season.

Clemson still has available scholarships to sign more players from the 2011 class.