Reed will do strength and conditioning workouts, but will not practice with the team. His focus will be on academics and returning to the team
next season as a redshirt sophomore.
A four-star recruit, Reed joined the Auburn team in December of 2014 after becoming academically qualified. He played in 23 games, averaging 8.9 minutes of game time per contest. Without the benefit of preseason practice, he struggled to score, averaging 1.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.
He did not play in the last two games of the 2014-15 regular season or in Auburn’s three victories in the SEC Tournament before seeing brief action vs. Kentucky in the tournament semi-finals loss to the Wildcats.
Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said that Reed was on a leave of absence from school during the fall semester for personal reasons and did not go into the details of that. Reed originally signed with the University of Maryland, but had his scholarship offer rescinded after he was arrested on a charge of second degree misdemanor assualt for an incident with an off-duty police officer that took place on July 30, 2014 outside a convience store in Maryland. Reed later received youthful offender status in the case after serving a 15-day jail sentence in May of 2015.