BOOT UP! Will Wade adds five-star center for class of 2021

LSU Men’s Basketball
LSU head coach Will Wade
LSU head coach Will Wade(Beau Brune | Beau Brune)
Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 4:14 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Will Wade and company have continued to make huge additions this off-season this time on the recruiting trail with the addition of five-star center Efton Reid from IMG Academy for the class of 2021.Reid made the announcement on his Twitter on Sunday, May 9.

LSU announced that Reid has signed with LSU and has been approved by the SEC to join the basketball program.

Last season at IMG Academy, Reid averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds per game.

“Efton will make an immediate impact for us on both ends of the court,” said coach Wade. “He is very skilled on the offensive end. Efton has tremendous touch and footwork around the rim to pair with an expanding perimeter game. Defensively, his size and length will give us the rim protection that we need. We are very excited to welcome Efton, Maria and Alex to the LSU family!”

According to 247Sports, Reid is the ranked No. 24 overall for the class of 2021, and is the No. 3 overall center and No. 3 player in the state of Florida.

LSU basketball have added three players through the NCAA transfer portal in Xavier Pinson, Tari Eason and most recently Adam Miller. Although the Tigers have lost Jalen Cook and Josh Gray to the portal.

LSU recruiting class currently sits at No. 26 in the nation and No. 4 in the SEC according to 247Sports.


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