Late July is not an optimum time to be recruiting for the incoming basketball class,, but the summer of 2020 has been anything but normal in every aspect of life. So it should come as no surprise that Clemson coach Brad Brownell landed a big-time prospect he had offered in the 2021 class ten days earlier, and he is going to be part of the 2020 class.
According to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi, 6-10 Lynn Kidd of Gainesville, FL and IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL not only accepted Brownell’s offer, he decided to reclassify from the 2021 class so that he can enroll at Clemson next month.
Kidd told Biancardi that with the pandemic still an issue, he’s not sure there will be a high school season this winter, so he decided to make the move now to college. He also cited the opportunity to possibly redshirt, and also the chance to practice against Tiger standout Aamir Simms so he can further learn the game and develop his skills. He also said he likes how Brownell works his players.
Kidd was one of the standout performers last weekend at an event in Atlanta. He averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in four games.
He’s the Tigers’s third commitment for the 2020 class joining 6-10 PJ Hall and 6-7 Olivier Maxence-Prosper. And with the recent transfer of Khavon Moore, Brownell still has one more scholarship available.