Reynolds weighing layered set of choices

David Reynolds had big plans heading into the July evaluation period. The 6-6, 205-pound forward at Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft had gained experienced with Team United on the EYBL circuit and improved throughout the spring and early summer.

But a June injury cut short David Reynolds' aspirations for the live period.

"I was up at Colgate's elite camp in June and stepped wrong getting back on defense, and I twisted my knee," Reynolds said. "I tried to play on it in the first session of the live period but ended up reinjuring it, and the doctors said some loose cartilage in my knee had chipped off."

While Reynolds has fully recovered, his opportunity to impress college coaches en masse prior to his senior season obviously took a hit.

"I've been playing on it for three for four weeks," Reynolds said, "but the timing (of the injury) was not ideal, to say the least."

Reynolds very well may have played his way into multiple scholarship offers. After a slow start with Team United, he received more playing time as the EYBL regular season wore on and accordingly stepped up his production.

He averaged six points per game overall in 13 total games, shooting an impressive 57 percent from the field. He topped double figures in six of his final seven contests with the squad, however, shooting a scorching 31-48 (65 percent) from the floor.

Team United failed to qualify for the Peach Jam and Reynolds had planned to showcase his talent with PSB Select in July, but obviously the knee created an unwelcome detour.

Still, he enters his senior campaign with several offers in hand.

"Navy was my most recent offer," he said, "and Jacksonville, Campbell and Houston Baptist offered during my junior year."

Reynolds doesn't intend to rush into anything, however, and all options remain open — including a potential year of post-graduate ball.

"It might be a good option for me to do a fifth year," he said. "I've already been contacted by Brewster, Mt. Hermon and Hargrave. Anton (Gill, now at Louisville) went to Hargrave, and obviously that was a good situation for him."

Reynolds not only has a 2015 or 2016 decision to make, he must navigate his ultimate collegiate position as well.

"I've been recruited as everything from a 'two' to a 'four,' he said. "Some of the Ivy schools have liked me as a four, but I want to develop into a two or a three. I'm trying to handle the ball more and my defense has gotten a lot better."

Reynolds also continues to work on his body. He opened the summer at 193 pounds and now tips the scales at 205, close to his ultimate playing weight given that he's 6-6.

"I want a high academic school more than anything," he said. "There's no timetable. I'm just going to think about how the fall goes and decide after that."

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