Announced by Clemson just moments ago:
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Ibrahim Djambo is transferring from Clemson, the athletic department announced today. Djambo played just one season after transferring from Three Rivers Community College in Missouri last spring.
"We thank Ibi for the hard work he has given to our program over the past year," said head men's basketball coach Brad Brownell. "He was an outstanding student and a great teammate, and I'm sorry to see him leave. We wish him the best in the future."
Djambo averaged 1.9 points per game in 32 appearances this past season, playing 9.2 minutes per game as a reserve power forward.
"I really appreciated the opportunity to be here at Clemson," Djambo said. "My reasons for leaving are personal; I really liked my teammates and coaches.
"Since I've been in America, I've never been on a team like that, where you were always around everyone else. It created memories I'll take with me the rest of my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything."
The hard truth is that you really cannot recruit JUCO players, who have 2 to play, and only get a few minutes out of them per game. I thought Djambo had potential as a Face-up 4, but really didn't progress well enough to get over 6-10 minutes a game, and he is not going to be a dominant guy inside when we need more size in the game.
The problem with losing him is now who will we put in the game to spell Blossomgame at the face 4 spot? Will we now be able to bring Donte Gratham along at the 3 or will we have to throw him in for 20 minutes?
We were expecting a transfer (or two) to make room for the incoming players, and I was hoping it would be Smith instead. Djambo could've at least gotten into the 10-15 min/pg range as a senior.