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Clemson Basketball

Clemson adds center from ACC rival Duke to solidify frontcourt for 2024-25

May 9, 2024

Clemson head basketball coach Brad Brownell held a press conference on Wednesday and stated in his opening remarks that the program wanted to add one or two transfers to join Jaeden Zackery (Boston College) and Viktor Lakhin (Cincinnati) who were officially announced as signees on Tuesday. 

Brownell was later asked about the significance of signing the transfers and what position could be filled next from the portal. 

"We’re excited for both those guys. Jaeden and Viktor are going to have immediate impacts on our team. We need to get one more frontcourt guy for sure that can do that but we like both guys."

Just a day later, on Thursday, the Tigers have their 'frontcourt guy.'

Former Duke center Christian Reeves announced on Instagram that he is committed to Clemson.

The 7'0, 261-pound sophomore chose the Tigers over Florida, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt after redshirting this past season due to a right ankle injury that required season-ending surgery. The Charlotte, NC native has three years of eligibility remaining. 

With PJ Hall pursuing his dream of playing in the NBA, Reeves and Lakhin (6'11, 240) will combine to soften the loss of Hall and his senior stats of 18.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. Hall was also on the All-ACC First Team and selected to the NCAA Tournament West All-Region Team. 

Reeves signed with Duke in 2022 from Oak Hill Academy, where he averaged 9.2 points and 7.4 rebounds as a three-star center. 

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