The Clemson basketball team needed to get taller and more skilled this spring in recruiting and the coach of 6-10 Ibrahim Djambo of Three Rivers JC, MO believes Brad Brownell accomplished that with his commitment Tuesday morning. “He’s got a really good upside,” said coach Gene Bess. “He’s got a really nice 17 foot jump shot. He can shoot threes. He’s one of those pop and pick kind of shooters. But he’s tough around the basket, too. He’s real competitive and tough.” The Tigers won Djambo over against Southern Miss, Saint Louis, Loyola of Chicago and SIU Carbondale. “He took about five visits I guess and just came back feeling real good about them,” Bess said. “He felt like he can go in and play. Of course, he knew what a great program Clemson has and the league that they play in probably sold him as much as anything.” Bess said Djambo was going to sign his LOI on Tuesday. Last season Djambo averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game and he made 36% of his three point attempts. He’s Clemson third signee for the 2013 class.
6-8 Darryl Reynolds of Philadelphia today announced a commitment to Villanova over USC, Utah and Seton Hall. “I’ve decided to take my talents right up Lancaster Avenue,” Reynolds said at an announcement ceremony at his high school, Lower Merion. Reynolds played this season for Worcester Academy in Massachusetts. The Gamecocks will now await word from 6-9 Demetrius Henry of Bradenton, FL. He will announce at 10:00 AM Wednesday for USC or Miami.
5-10 Kaydra Duckett of Dreher announced a commitment Tuesday to USC. Duckett is rated a 5 star prospect and the #19 prospect in her class by ESPN HoopGurlz.
6-10 Sidy Mohamed Djitte of Senegal finished up his official visit to Cincinnati Monday night and returned to his school in Fayetteville, NC today according to his coach at Northwood Temple Academy Chris Lattimer. “He said he enjoyed his visit,” Lattimer said. “He got to speak to coach Cronin and he toured the campus. He was very tired. He we will continue to weigh all the options.” Memphis is now one of those options. Lattimore said Tigers’ coach Josh Pastner might visit tomorrow and that could lead to an official visit. Djitte’s other official visit was to Clemson. His other offers include NC State, Ohio State, Connecticut, Temple, Auburn and Old Dominion. Lattimer said Djitte is unsure when he will make his decision.
TE Jeb Blazevich of Charlotte Tuesday announced a commitment to Georgia over five other programs including Clemson. Blazevich revealed his choice on ESPNU. He had also considered Ole Miss, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Alabama. At one time, Clemson appeared to be a near lock for Blazevich because his brother is a student there and he had been attending Tiger games since the 8th grade. He also developed a strong relationship with the Clemson staff. But Blazevich held off on making a decision until he had visited all six of his finalists this spring.
DB Qua Searcy of Griffin, GA has offers from USC, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Marshall and South Alabama among others with interest from Georgia, Alabama and Auburn. He has yet to visit USC but would like to this summer of during the season. His last visit was to Georgia Tech’s spring game and he says they and Louisville are showing the most interest. “I haven’t heard a lot from South Carolina but I hear from them a little,” said Searcy. Participating on his high school track team has made traveling difficult. “I want to take some visits this summer and maybe go to a couple of camps,” he said. He does not have any favorites and did not give a time frame for a decision.
OL Jake Whitley of North Augusta has picked up his first five offers in the last month. Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State, Marshall, Charlotte and Old Dominion are the first schools to jump on board with Whitley. He took the opportunity to visit Marshall, Appalachian State, Old Dominion and Charlotte during his spring break. “None stood out over the others but they were all nice,” said Whitley. “I did like Old Dominion’s facilities a lot.” Whitley is unsure whether or not he will visit Coastal Carolina. He continues to hear from Tennessee, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and NC State. “I want to wait and see how many more offers I get before I start to narrow my list,” he said. He plans to attend camps at Georgia Tech, NC State and UNC this summer. “Things are going really well with those schools,” Whitley said. “They’re all going to come by to see me this spring. I think they want to see me play a little more before they offer.” He is hoping to commit prior to the start of his senior campaign but does not have a firm date nor does he have any favorites.