Former Three Rivers (Mo.) Community College standout Ibrahim Djambo is leaving the Clemson Tigers after just one season in pursuit of more playing time in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The 6-10 Malian native will land at Hofstra and play for head coach Joe Mihalich's Pride, TheRecruitScoop.com's Alex Kline reported Sunday. He will sit out the 2014-15 season and will have one year of eligibility left after that. Djambo will add some much-needed height to a squad Ken Pomeroy labels as the 277th tallest in Division I.
Clemson's athletic department announced last month Djambo would be leaving, but did not say where. Djambo said in the release, "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."
Djambo had a disastrous 2013-14 season, averaging 9.2 minutes per game while scoring fewer than two points per game on 32 percent shooting. Brad Brownell's staff expected Djambo to compete last season for post minutes in the wake of Milton Jennings' departure, but the majority of low block playing time went to underclassmen Landry Nnoko and Jaron Blossomgame.
- Will Green