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Sidy Djitte
Player Profile:
Sidy Djitte 1236037
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
High School: Northwood Temple Academy
Experience: 1 Letter

Overview
First player from the country of Senegal to play for the Tigers ... signed in the spring of 2013 after an intense recruiting battle, he chose Clemson over offers from Cincinnati and Memphis ... provides the Clemson frontcourt with significant size and a veteran presence ... has had an active role backing up starting center Landry Nnoko his first three seasons with the program ... helps on the glass and defensively ... has appeared in 95 career games, scoring 265 points and grabbing 346 rebounds in 1,108 minutes ... nearly half of his rebounds (146) have come on the offensive glass ... earned team’s Tom Lynch Most Improved award after the 2015-16 season, one in which he tallied career highs for points, rebounds, blocks, steals, field goal percentage and free throw percentage ... played in the U.S. his final two seasons of high school, at a private school in Fayetteville, N.C. ... also played AAU basketball for the Upward Stars ... recruited to Clemson by former assistant coach Earl Grant ... majoring in economics ... visited four European countries over the summer of 2015 as part of the Global Sports Academy Tour ... name is pronounced SIH-dee zhih-TAY.

2015-16

Appeared in all 31 games, with five starts ... averaged 15.2 minutes per game, his most playing time as a Tiger ... led the Tigers with a 62 percent field goal accuracy ... improved free throw shooter was 63.5 percent for the season at the charity stripe ... averaged 5.3 points per game, sixth-best on the team ... third on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game, but he was first on a per-minute ratio by far ... blocked 20 shots and recorded 19 steals, both season highs ... second on the Tiger team with 60 offensive rebounds ... scored double figures in five games and played double-figure minutes in all but two outings.

Best Games, 2015-16

Top effort of the season was a 14-point, nine-rebound performance in home ACC opener against Florida State on January 2 ... did not miss a field goal and was 8-10 at the free throw line in the win ... scored 13 points to end the season against Georgia Tech, where he was 5-9 from the field with seven rebounds and three blocks as well ... notched 12 points and 13 rebounds in November 15 win over Presbyterian ... posted nine points and 12 rebounds in upset win over No. 16 Louisville on January 10, he was 7-11 from the free throw line in that contest ... added two blocks and a steal in an active 21 minutes ... posted 12 at NC State on 6-8 field goals, while chipping in eight boards ... scored eight points and added five rebounds and two steals at Florida State ... scored eight at Georgia Tech on perfect 4-4 shooting ... notched 13 points and 11 rebounds against Texas Southern in the third game of the season.

2014-15
Appeared in 30 games, with one starting assignment ... played 331 minutes, 11.0 per game ... averaged 2.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game ... improved as a shot-blocker, he swatted 17 shots, third-best on the team ... posted 48 offensive rebounds, fourth on the team ... played double-figure minutes in 15 games.

Best Games, 2014-15
Scored eight points on 4-5 shooting in road win at Pittsburgh, while also pulling down seven rebounds (five offensive) ... tallied eight points in minutes against Florida State at home ... posted four points and eight rebounds in season opener against Florida A&M ... posted four points and six rebounds, with two blocks and two steals, at South Carolina ... grabbed six rebounds in 21 minutes against Syracuse ... notched six rebounds in six minutes versus Boston College ... posted four points, three rebounds and a block against a top-10 Notre Dame team at home ... also scored four at the Fighting Irish, with three offensive rebounds.

2013-14
Appeared in 34 games, with one starting assignment ... played a total of 304 minutes, an average of 8.9 per contest ... averaged 1.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... possessed the top per-minute rebounding ratio on the team ... fourth on the team with 40 offensive rebounds, despite playing the eighth-highest minute total on the roster ... fourth on the team with nine blocks ... played double figure minutes in 12 games ... posted at least four rebounds in 10 games, including back to back contests in December.

Best Games, 2013-14
Made 4-4 field goals and scored season-high eight points in 15 minutes on Dec. 14 against Furman ... added 10 rebounds, including season-high seven offensive boards, in the win over the Paladins ... did not score, but grabbed 10 rebounds in 24 effective minutes off the bench at Arkansas ... six rebounds were on the offensive glass ... posted two points, four rebounds and a block versus Davidson ... scored four points in eight minutes at Auburn ... scored six points and added seven rebounds in 14 minutes at Pittsburgh ... pulled down six rebounds in 14 minutes at North Carolina and six in 18 minutes at Florida State in back to back ACC games ... started and played 11 minutes against NC State ... tallied four points and three rebounds against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament.

Before Clemson
Three-star prospect according to the national recruiting services ... ranked as the 13th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina by ESPNU ... Fayetteville Observer Cape Fear Region Player of the Year as a senior when he averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots per game ... Player of the Year and Tournament MVP in the Carolina Christian Conference (CCC), he led Northwood Temple to a 28-11 overall record and CCC regular season and tournament titles ... helped team to NCISAA Final Four ... first-team all-state and a McDonald’s High School All-America nominee ... selected to play in the Southeast Elite 24 All-Star Game ... also earned a varsity letter in soccer ... coached by Chris Lattimer ... born Apr. 11, 1994.


Djitte Career Statistics
Year
GP-GS
Min/Avg
FG-FGA
Pct
3FG-FA
Pct
FT-FTA
Pct
Off/Reb/Avg
A-T
BS-ST
PF-D
Pts/Avg
2013-14 34-1 304-8.9 18-43 .419 0-0 .000 2-12 .167 40/92/2.7 0-13 9-7 53-2 38/1.1
2014-15 30-1 331-11.0 22-48 .458 0-0 .000 19-34 .559 48/95/3.2 4-14 17-11 66-1 63/2.1
2015-16 31-5

470-15.2

62-100 .620 0-0 .000 40-63 .635 60/162/5.2 9-29 20-19 88-3 164/5.3
Totals
95-7
1105/11.7
102-191
.534
0-0
.000
61-109
.560
148/349/3.6
13-56
46-37
207-6
 
265/2.8
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