There are very few more naturally talented prospects in the 2018 class than Nazreon Reid. Quite simply Reid can do a bit of everything on the basketball court. He has the requisite size, athleticism, and skill to be a star.
At the Primetime Shootout Reid put it all together with a dominant performance, and he had big time schools looking on as he did it.
“I just try to play the game for my teammates I don’t care who is watching,” said Reid after having a monster game in front of John Calipari, Steve Pikiell, and a host of assistant coaches. “All I care about is winning.”
Already Reid has offers from Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Connecticut, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Syracuse, and many others.
One school that hasn’t offered is Kentucky, but the Wildcats are watching closely.
“It would be big to get a Kentucky offer,” said Reid. “Just knowing I have a Kentucky offer would be more motivation. They are just telling me to keep playing hard.”
He continued about the Wildcats, “I love their style of play. They all work as a team, everybody touches the ball, and they work as a unit. I just like what they do.”
A school Reid has visited several times and likes a lot is Syracuse.
When it comes to the Orange, Reid said, “They’re telling me I would play inside and out, and saying how I would fit into their system. Their message is the same as other schools.”
One school Reid has seen a lot is St. John’s. The Red Strom have made him a priority since Chris Mullin and his staff got the job in Queens.
About St. John’s, he said, “I have a good relationship with them. They contact me to see how the season is going, and try to get me to games and things like that, so it is a good relationship.”
Another school picking up some momentum is Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights campus is closest to his hometown of Asbury Park, and Reid continues to hear a lot from Pikiell and his staff.
“They are contacting me and staying up on my season and just telling me how I could change the program if I came to their school,” said Reid of Rutgers.
Though Reid plans to make his official visits before issuing a commitment, he says he has an idea of what he is looking for in a program.
“Education is most important to me, and then winning,” noted Reid. “I have been winning since seventh grade and I hate losing.”