Ajukwa played 55 games the past two seasons, averaging 2.7 points a game during his career. The 6-foot-6 junior wanted a bigger role on the team, Brownell said.
The Tigers have two transfers sitting out this season in ex-Vanderbilt guard Shelton Mitchell and former Robert Morris guard Marcquise Reed. Both are expected to make big contributions for Clemson when they're eligible next season.
Brownell says he was disappointed with the timing of Ajukwa's decision.