While navigating the fantastic world of the college basketball offseason it is important to know the difference between recruiting for need and doing so out of desperation. Some of the bigger more established programs often go into recruiting mode with the intentions of filling productive minutes on the court with a slew of super-freshmen. Lesser programs, well, they are just looking for warm bodies to hit the bench.
That is not to say that a any recruit, regardless of “ranking” won’t end up having a solid to good career. In fact, some recruits that go completely under the radar end up being some of the best players a few years down the road.
I think that is what the Clemson Tigers are hoping for out of Ibrahim Djambo, who has been officially announced as a junior college transfer who is about to join their program.
Djambo averaged 17.7 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game last season at Three Rivers Community College. He was also only a sophomore last season, meaning he has two years of 6’10″ eligibility left.
According to several scouting websites, Djambo is a pretty skilled frontcourt player who is one of the rare big men who can go to the charity stripe and knock down some attempts with a sense of general ease (75 percent).
This is the third recruit out of the 2013 class that has signed on to play for Clemson. Teams have until May 15 to continue scouring the world for players to fit their system.
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