Reed's First Official on Tap

Tyrel Reed has kept things fairly quiet since the summer ended. The Burlington High (Kan.) senior guard battled through an ankle injury the last month, but it hasn't stopped plenty of high-major schools from giving chase.

Tyrel Reed is trying to lay low these days.

The Burlington High (Kan.) senior guard doesn't really yearn for the attention, but he's gotten it because of his production on the court.

``He's a great leader," K.C. Pump ‘N Run coach L.J. Goolsby said of his star player. "He's just one of those kids, being a coach's son, who knows how to deal with a lot of situation on the court. He can ease a lot of pressure from his teammates."

Reed had a strong start to the spring and summer, but then suffered an ankle injury at adidas camp.

``He's a tough kid," Goolsby said. "He gutted it out and showed flashes why he's considered one of the top players in the country."

Reed is a guy who can score when necessary – and also makes his teammates better. While he can play either backcourt spot, Reed wants to run the team at the next level.

``He's a tremendous passer who knows when to get guys the ball," Goolsby said. "He's a great shooter as well, but he has a great feel for the game. He's just one of those point guard's who can do everything for you. He takes the pressure off the two-guard because of his ability to shoot the ball."

After taking an unofficial visit to Kansas State last weekend, he's heading out to Palo Alto, Calif., for his first official trip – to Stanford – this weekend.

Goolsby said he's also receiving interest from Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and North Carolina. At one point earlier in the summer, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest were involved – but both took other point guards.

``It's been a difficult process to make a decision because he really likes all the schools that are recruiting him," Goolsby said. "He's just trying to find the best situation for him to be a point guard. That's what he's looking for – to see where the best fit is for him."

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