Not a player who is built for camp environments due to the nature of his game, Reed knew going in to the NBPA Top 100 Camp that it would be a learning and growth experience for him.
"I am just expecting to get better," said Reed at the camp. "It is a blessing to be here and I expect to improve. I just want to show everybody what I have and improve."
According to Reed he just felt that the time was right for him to cut down his list.
"I think I was ready to do it," said Reed. "I had no reason to wait. I just wanted to get it over with before the June contact period. I wanted those eight to know, and I felt ready. I feel good with all eight schools."
One of the schools that Reed has visited is Wake Forest. He says that he has a good relationship with the Demon Deacons coaching staff.
"They have shown me a lot of love," said Reed of Wake. "I have a great relationship with their coaching staff. I went down to visit and they showed me a lot of hospitality. I could have a great future there."
Also the two schools from the city of Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University, have also done a good job of showing love during the recruiting process.
"Cincinnati, they have been on me for a while," said Reed of the Bearcats. "I am starting to get a good relationship with Coach (Darren) Savino and Coach (Mick) Cronin."
When it comes to Xavier, Reed points to the relationship he has developed with Head Coach Chris Mack.
"Assistant Coach Rasheen Davis was there and left and I kind of felt shaky about my recruitment, but Coach Mack has shown me the same amount of love if not more," said Reed. "He is showing me that he wants me there and I like that."
At the moment Reed doesn't have any visits scheduled and intends to see schools when he allowed to make official trips during the fall.
Reed then plans to make his decision after those visits, but he says the visits won't necessarily be the determining factor in his decision.
"I won't base my commitment on my visits," Reed explained. "I will pick the coaches brains in terms of what they are thinking of me basketball wise, and also I will see where I fit into each school academically."