Will Wade pulled in another elite recruit.
Efton Reid, a five-star center from the IMG Academy, tweeted yesterday that he would be committing to LSU.
Before all else I wanna thank God for everything that he has done for me and all that he is going to do for me.I want to thank my Circle for giving me the support and guidance during this journey. All I got to say is I’m Ready to get to Work ‼️‼️‼️#bootup pic.twitter.com/M5yzs0eTxf— Efton (@efton15) May 9, 2021
Per the 247 Composite, Reid is the No. 28 overall player in the 2021 cycle and the third ranked center. His signature puts LSU’s 2021 recruiting class seventh nationally. Standing at 6’11” Reid gives LSU a presence in the low post the Tigers haven’t had since Kavell Bigby-Williams and Naz Reid.
“He’s different than Kavell. We need a Kavell, Naz, Duop (Reath), any of the above, a combination of the three, whatever,” Wade said in a Monday interview with Jordy Culotta. “We just need some size. Somebody who can protect the rim a little bit. That’s been our biggest issue. We got Efton. Jerrell Colbert now, a freshman, he’s one of the top five shot blockers in high school basketball. He’s somebody that can come in and help us protect the rim as well at 6-10 so we’ve finally been able to address that front line issue and everybody gets here in two weeks and I’m ready to get on the court and get to work with everybody.”
While LSU’s 2021-2022 roster will look entirely different than last year’s team it has undoubtedly replenished its talent. Not only has Reid signed, but LSU has added impactful transfers in Adam Miller, Tari Eason, and Xavier Pinson. There’s also the possibility that Darius Days returns to campus for his senior season. While Days declared for the NBA Draft he did not sign with an agent.