Reed Develops List

Although his team has stumbled out of the gates, Brandon Reed is playing good basketball and nearly averaging a double-double and college coaches are taking notice.

The past week was a rough one for Atlanta (Ga.) Whitefield Academy. With three division 1 prospects on their roster, they were expected to be one of the better teams in the Tampa Bay Classic, but they fell all four of their games.

"Right now we aren't playing so well." Brandon Reed, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound combo guard, said. "We went down to Florida for a Christmas tournament and we lost all of our games down there."

Other than Reed, Whitefield is also home to Colin Reddick and Cameron Baskerville, both of which are getting strong college interest. Despite the early season struggles and a 6-6 record, Reed said the three remain tight on and off the court.

"All three of us really bond together and we've been friends for a long time. Playing together on the court is great because we each know what we can do and what we can't do. If I'm hot they look for me to score, if Cam's hot we look for him and if Collin's hot we look for him."

Through 12 games, Reed is averaging 15 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5 assists per contest. Reed, who at times has been thought of as a point guard, is spending majority of his minutes off the ball this year.

"If you look at the stats that I have right now I'm pretty much almost averaging a double-double as far as points and rebounds, but that doesn't mean anything right now because all I'm looking forward to is playing in the championship game and winning."

As far as recruiting goes, Reed is getting plenty of interest. Although LSU is the only school that has offered him a scholarship, he's also hearing from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Georgia.

"I have a top group of schools, but I'm pretty much still open - Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, LSU and Georgia Tech."

Reed doesn't plan to make a decision until later in the year, but he is looking at taking some visits in the future. The school that is getting strong consideration for a visit is Cincinnati, as he's hoping to head there soon.

"I definitely want to go visit Cincinnati because it seems like a good school," Reed said. "I want to see the campus and see what the college life is like and how it is up there."

Reed and his Whitefield Academy squad don't return to action until January 11th when they play Landing Christian Academy.

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