6′-10″ center Sidy Mohamed Djitte, a native of Senegal, made the decision to play for the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, according to multiple reports that sourced his club coach. Djitte, who played at Northwood Temple Academy (NC), picked Clemson over the Memphis Tigers and Cincinnati Bearcats. The addition of Djitte represents a significant recruiting win for Clemson, given their competition for his services.
According to OrangeandWhite.com, Djitte was the Cape Fear Region player of the year as a senior, averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds as a senior, albeit against mixed competition . Among a small pool of a handful of notablel undeclared big men, Djitte is an important addition for Clemson, which has yet to land many impact recruits on the trail during head coach Brad Brownell’s tenure.
Djitte is joined in the recruiting class by high school wings Patrick Rooks and Austin Ajukwa, as well as junior college transfer big man Ibrahim Djambo (a native of Mali).
Considered by some a top-150 recruit nationally, Djitte is perhaps best known for his upside, rebounding and athleticism. He will be brought along slowly in terms of offensive skill level, and polish.
Clemson will certainly have minutes on the inside, but Djitte is not yet a finished product. His contribution level as a freshman remains to be seen at this juncture, but his upside is promising.