Jaeden Zackery Transfers from Boston College to Clemson for 2024-25 Season

Clemson lands 3-year Boston College starter Jaeden Zackery, a scoring guard who will bolster the Tigers' roster as they look to build on their Elite Eight run.

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Jaeden Zackery Transfers from Boston College to Clemson for 2024-25 Season

Jaeden Zackery Transfers from Boston College to Clemson for 2024-25 Season

Jaeden Zackery, a three-year starter at Boston College, has committed to transfer to Clemson University for the upcoming 2024-25 NCAA basketball season.

Zackery, who averaged 11.3 points and 4.2 assists per game during the 2023-24 season, will bring his experience and talent to the Clemson Tigers as they look to strengthen their roster for the upcoming season.

Zackery, a rising senior, was a standout player for Boston College, scoring over 20 points four times last season and setting a career-high 63 steals on the defensive end. He had strong performances against Clemson last season, scoring 18 points and 22 points in the two matchups. "Jaeden had an outstanding showing against Clemson in the ACC Tournament, scoring 22 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and dishing out 3 assists," according to sources familiar with his decision.

The 6-2, 220-pound guard shot 48.4% from the field, 40.5% from 3-point range, and 82.4% from the free-throw line last season. Zackery cited the best opportunity to further his basketball career, strong connections with the coaching staff, and the success of another recent transfer, Joseph Girard III, as key factors in his decision to join the Tigers. "Zackery is excited to be a part of a Clemson team that reached the Elite Eight last season and believes he can benefit from playing alongside talented players like Chase Hunter," sources said.

Why this matters: Zackery's transfer to Clemson represents a significant addition to the Tigers' basketball program as they look to build on their success from last season, which included reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in 44 years. His experience and scoring ability will help fill the void left by the departure of Joseph Girard III and complement the team's returning players.

Clemson head coach Brad Brownell has now added Zackery as the second transfer for next year's roster, along with former Cincinnati center Viktor Lakhin. Zackery's transfer comes after Clemson reserve guard Josh Beadle left for Boston College earlier this month, essentially resulting in a swap of players between the two ACC rivals. As Brownell looks to assemble a competitive roster for the 2024-25 season, Zackery's commitment represents a key piece in the Tigers' ongoing efforts to maintain their position as a force in the ACC and beyond.

Key Takeaways

  • Jaeden Zackery, a 3-year starter at Boston College, commits to transfer to Clemson.
  • Zackery averaged 11.3 points and 4.2 assists per game in 2023-24 season.
  • Zackery cited best opportunity, coaching staff, and Girard's success as factors in decision.
  • Zackery's transfer represents a significant addition to Clemson's basketball program.
  • Zackery's transfer comes after Clemson's Josh Beadle left for Boston College.