Houston Guard Headed To SEC

Wheatley High standout Dewayne Reed is headed to the SEC. The combo guard made his pick earlier this week.

The state of Texas has been good to Auburn this recruiting season. This week, Auburn coach Jeff Lebo snared his second prospect from the Lone Star state when combo guard Dewayne Reed picked the Tigers after hearing from New Mexico State, UTEP, Texas A&M and Tulane.

The 6-foot-1 Houston Wheatley standout averaged 22 points a game to go with 6 assists while shooting 48% from 3-point range.

"He really kind of gravitated to Coach Lebo and Coach Cooper," Wheatley coach Chester Smith said. "I think both of them were honest with Dewayne and what their outlook was for Auburn basketball and how he would fit into the picture.

"It wasn't a game they played; they were looking for a certain kind of player and he fit the mold. He gravitated to that and they were honest with him."

Reed should be able to assist Auburn at both guard positions. "He's athletic and he's very strong and he has a lot of court savvy. He'll fit in any system he plays in with the exception of a slow down system. We average about 90 points a game and that's our up-tempo style and Dewayne's kind of used to that. He's a playmaker and he gets his teammates involved."

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