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LSU 5-Star Efton Reid Makes His Transfer Decision

An NCAA logo on the court during the NCAA Tournament.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 21: A general view of the court ahead of the game between the UCLA Bruins and UAB Blazers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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.