Reed Emerging Out West

Palos Verdes Peninsula High standout Jon Reed wants people to take note of him. He explains why he's under the radar and who's on him as the summer recruiting period advances. Plus, Reed tells us where his next trip will be.

There's a lot to like about Jon Reed. The 6-foot-5 small forward out of Rolling Hills (Calif.) Palos Verdes Peninsula is anything but a household name (even on the west coast) but he's a player.

"I don't go to a big school," Reed said. "That's probably the main reason. I think I deserve a little more (publicity)."

The 3.0 student averaged 21.8 points and 9.6 rebounds as a junior. Still, attention was tough to come by. "It wasn't a great junior year, that's the reason (no one knows about me). We didn't have a great record and we didn't make the playoffs. It's easy for teams to beat us. They just double-team me."

With the Rising Stars America, Reed doesn't get double-teamed and he's free to patrol the wing hunting his 3-point shot. Last weekend at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions he made them count.

Programs are beginning to move on Reed. He said Southern Cal offered but has since cooled on him. Wyoming also offered and Arizona State is the hot new school on his list.

"I'm probably going to go out there sometime in a couple of weeks to take an unofficial," Reed said of the Sun Devils.

Pittsburgh and Miami are chatting him up.

"I want to play at a school where I know I can contribute a lot and make the tournament too."

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