Clemson basketball land Duke center in transfer portal

The third player has joined the Clemson basketball team through the transfer portal for the 2024-2025 season. 

Head coach Brad Brownell added former Duke center Christian Reeves on Thursday night, making him the second center that the Tigers have added through the transfer portal this season. It was first reported by On3. 

A 7-foot-1 redshirt sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina, Reeves chose Clemson over Oklahoma, Florida and Vanderbilt to remain in the ACC. 

His story is interesting, featuring in 13 games for the Blue Devils in his freshman year before only playing in three last season, undergoing ankle surgery and missing the final 13 games for the team. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds coming off the bench. 

Brownell adds another center to the squad, with Reeves joining fellow transfer Viktor Lakhin in the post to help strengthen Clemson’s frontcourt. With the loss of PJ Hall to the NBA Draft in this offseason, the two will be crucial for the Tigers’ success next season. 

The team will also hope to have Reeves for years to come. With the center using a medical redshirt last season, he still has three years of eligibility remaining and could become Clemson’s center for the future, if developed correctly. 

Reeves joins another Clemson transfer Jaeden Zackery as the second transfer from an ACC opponent while being the third total to join the Tigers this offseason.

 After PJ Hall’s departure and several Clemson players leaving in the portal, the Tigers may not be done yet in the portal, depending on guard Chase Hunter’s decision to return following the NBA Draft. Hunter declared a few weeks ago on his Instagram account but kept his eligibility to return. 

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