Djambo transfers, Tigers frontcourt gets thinner

In a Monday press release, Clemson announced that forward Ibrahim Djambo is transferring. The 6-10 big man played one year at Clemson after spending two seasons at Three Rivers Community College. He originally hails from Africa. 

“My reasons for leaving are personal; I really liked my teammates and coaches,” Djambo said in a statement. “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.”

Djambo started one game for the Tigers last season and averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game on the year.

“We thank Ibi for the hard work he has given to our program over the past year,” head coach Brad Brownell said. “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.”

With Djambo’s departure, Brownell’s frontcourt loses some depth, but the team still returns the majority of its big men from the 2013-14 roster. Forward Jaron Blossomgame, who started 30 games as a redshirt freshman, and center Landry Nnoko, who averaged 6.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 34 starts last year, are both back, while junior forward Josh Smith and sophomore center Sidy Djitte could also find their ways into the rotation next season.