June 24, 2024

Clemson’s basketball head coach Brad Brownell addressed the media during a press conference on Wednesday, expressing the program’s intention to bolster its roster with one or two transfers, following the recent signings of Jaeden Zackery from Boston College and Viktor Lakhin from Cincinnati.

During the press conference, Brownell was asked about the significance of acquiring transfers and which position might be filled next from the transfer portal.

“We’re thrilled to have both Jaeden and Viktor join our team. They’re poised to make immediate impacts,” Brownell remarked. “We’re still in need of one more frontcourt player who can contribute, but we’re pleased with both additions.”

Just a day later, on Thursday, the Tigers secured their sought-after “frontcourt guy.”

Former Duke center Christian Reeves took to Instagram to announce his commitment to Clemson.

The 7-foot, 261-pound sophomore made the decision to join the Tigers over offers from Florida, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt. Reeves opted for Clemson after a season of redshirt due to a right ankle injury that necessitated surgery, ending his season prematurely. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Reeves still has three years of eligibility left.

Christian Reeves - 2023-24 - Men's Basketball - Duke University

With PJ Hall pursuing his NBA aspirations, Reeves and Lakhin (standing at 6 feet 11 inches and weighing 240 pounds) will collaborate to mitigate the impact of Hall’s departure and his notable senior season stats, which included averages of 18.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. Hall also earned recognition on the All-ACC First Team and was selected for the NCAA Tournament West All-Region Team.

Reeves originally committed to Duke in 2022 from Oak Hill Academy, where he showcased his skills as a three-star center, averaging 9.2 points and 7.4 rebounds.

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