Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell Wednesday addressed one of his backcourt needs for next season with a commitment from Air Force transfer 6-5 Jake Heidbreder. The Tigers are losing two outside scoring threats in Hunter Tyson and Brevin Galloway and Heidbreder will help to fill in that gap.
Last season as sophomore for the Falcons, Heidbreder average 15 points and three rebounds per game. He shot 49% from the floor, 40% from three point range, and 87% from the line.
Heidbreder displayed his scoring ability right off the bat as a freshman at the Academy. He averaged 10 points per game in that first season and shot 50% from the floor, 38% from three and 80% from the line.
Heidbreder was named to the third team of the Mount West All Conference Team after the season. He played in 61 games with the Falcons and never failed to score in his career there.
Heidbreder is from Floyds Knob, IN and will have at least two seasons of eligibility with the Tigers. Clemson now has ten scholarship spots taken on next year’s roster, including forward PJ Hall who is testing the draft interest from NBA teams but is expected to return for his senior season.