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Forward Malik William transfers out from Clemson; rebuild on the horizon for the Tigers

Turnover will be high for Clemson Basketball this offseason. Earlier this week, Clemson got word that forward Malik William will transfer out of the program. A former 3-star recruit in the 2017 class, William joins Javan White as frontcourt players to leave the Tigers in the last three week.

William missed the entire 2018-19 season due to concussions and then a thumb injury. As a freshman in 2017-18, William appeared in 17 games, playing just 74 minutes. In a tiny sample size, he showed some abilities as a rebounder.

Clemson has to deal with the departures of seniors Marcquise Reed, Elijah Thomas, Shelton Mitchell and David Skara. Reed, an All-ACC performer in 2019 and one of the best isolation scorers in the nation, and Thomas will be especially tough to replace.

Up front, Clemson must rely on Aamir Simms (an intriguing two-way prospect), Jonathan Baehre (coming off a redshirt season) and Trey Jemison. During his freshman season, Jemison played just 72 minutes across 20 games (seven total points).

 

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