Young Hoops Prospect Checks Out Tigers

One of the state of Alabama's promising young basketball prospects visited Auburn.

Pelham, Ala.--The 2017 basketball signee class is shaping up as a good one for prospects in the state of Alabama. Another player in that class to watch in the coming seasons is Alex Reese, a 6-9, 215 pound power forward at Pelham High School.

A player who has a nice shooting touch near the basket and beyond three-point range, Reese visited Auburn on Saturday to see Coach Bruce Pearl’s Tigers play their Senior Day game vs. Georgia.

Reese, who notes he is interested in the Tigers, has picked up an early scholarship offer from Auburn. “I have five offers right now,” he said, noting that Alabama, UAB, Murray State and New Mexico State have also offered.

Asked if he has an early favorite, Reese said, “No, not really. I am open to everybody.”

Reese helped Pelham post a 24-6 record this past season with the team being eliminated in the state playoffs by Opelika. “My sophomore year was good and it was fun,” the big forward said. “We played pretty well.”

Asked what he is concentrating on improving in his game as he plays AAU hoops this year for Southeast Elite, Reese said, “I am working on my jumper and my dribbling, and I am trying to get better on defense.”

Asked what he believes he does best, Reese said, “It’s my ability to shoot. I have always worked on shooting and have thought it was fun to do it.”

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