Clemson University

Petrukonis to pursue pro options

Reserve basketball center Karolis Petrukonis has left the team and plans to seek a pro career closer to his native home of Lithuania.

Petrukonis, a 6-foot-11, 260-pound senior, is slated to graduate Thursday. He did not travel with the team for Wednesday's game at East Carolina.

He briefly appeared in five games this season, tallying 5 points and one rebound in 17 minutes.

- Paul Strelow