NCB On The Trail: Patrick Rooks

Clemson inks C Sidy Djitte

May, 15, 2013
Clemson head coach Brad Brownell announced the signing of 6-foot-10 center Sidy Djitte (Senegal/Northwood Temple Academy) on Wednesday.

Djitte averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks last season at Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, N.C.

"Sidy is a big, strong post player who will certainly add a great deal of athleticism to our frontcourt," Brownell said. "He's only played the game about three years, but we believe he has the potential to be a very good player at Clemson. His high school coaches have done a good job helping him acclimate to school and basketball in the United States."

Djitte joins SG Austin Ajukwa (Columbia, S.C./Cardinal Newma), SG Patrick Rooks (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) and C Ibrahim Djambo (Poplar Bluffs, Mo./Three Rivers C.C.) in the Tigers' incoming class.

Clemson announces two signees 

November, 14, 2012
Clemson head coach Brad Brownell announced the signing of two student-athletes on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

Inking letters of intent with the Tigers were three-star shooting guard's Austin Ajukwa (Columbia, S.C./Cardinal Newman) and Patrick Rooks (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian).

"We feel really good about the signing of Austin and Patrick," Brownell said on the school's website. "We've tracked them the last couple of years, and both players can really score the basketball. Both are good students and come from great families, and we're excited to have them at Clemson."

Rooks and Austin are the lone commitments for Clemson so far in 2013.

Austin Ajukwa picks ACC school 

September, 13, 2012
Shooting guard Austin Ajukwa (Columbia, S.C./Cardinal Newman) verbally committed to Clemson on Thursday, has confirmed.

The 6-foot-5 Ajukwa chose the Tigers over South Carolina, East Carolina, Jacksonville and Georgia.

"This is a big one for Clemson," according to ESPN's Dave Telep. "He's a guy that flew below the radar but we evaluated to be a high major prospect this summer. There wound up being a little tussle between the Tigers and Gamecocks for his services.

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