The Tigers are proving yet again, size does matter…at least in the ACC.
Brad Brownell has locked down Sidy Mohamed Djitte out of Fayetteville, N.C., the second big man in the 2013 class. The other was Ibrahim Djambo, who comes with one season of playing time at Three River Community College in Missouri.
Djitter is a solid get. The 43rd ranked center, according to ESPN, he’s long and physical and can dominate the paint defensively. He gets good position on the block, but prefers to swat away the shots. When it comes to offense, Djitte likes to face the basket and is capable of stretching his shot out to about 12-15 feet.
Like most big men, Djitte has a lot of potential, but will need a couple years to develop his back the the basket game.
For Clemson, with the departure of Devin Booker, Milton Jennings and Bernard Sullivan, they headed into the offseason desperately needing to get some bodies for the paint. I would go ahead and declare it a success.
No, I don’t expect either to be competing for first-team All-ACC any time soon, but without them, the Tigers were in serious trouble next year.
Djitter and Djambo will be competing for playing time with 6-10 sophomore Landry Nnoko, who I suspect will start at the center spot. They could also get some minutes at the four spot, but I predict Brownell will go small with K.J. McDaniels.