When former LSU five-star big man Efton Reid put his name in the transfer portal, he instantly skied to the top of many program's boards. On Sunday, the gifted seven-footer announced his decision to leave the Tigers in favor of the Bulldogs.
Reid is taking his talents to Gonzaga.
The Virginia-native decided to transfer just weeks after Will Wade was fired from LSU. Reid only had averages of 6.3 points, 4.3 boards and less than a block a game. Granted, he only averaged about 20 minutes per across his 34 games.
But, with added size, many scouts believe he has NBA potential.
This is obviously a huge get for Mark Few's program. Landing Reid keeps them squarely in that national championship conversation.
Efton Reid was the No. 3-ranked center in the 2021 class, and he should only get better with time. Especially considering Gonzaga's history of developing big men (i.e. Drew Timme and Chet Holmgren).
This is a notable loss for an LSU program in transition.