Reese Pops For Big 12 Program

Brad Reese has carved out a reputation for being one of the elite junior college players in the country. On Sunday night, a Big 12 program blew him away and scored the commitment.

Sunday night was a big one for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. After an in-home visit from Travis Ford, junior college small forward Brad Reese committed to the program.

Regarded as one of the top junior college prospects in the nation, Reese was a standout at a recent major juco event and drew Big 12 and SEC interest. He attended Laurel Hill High before opting to go the juco route.

"They've been recruiting me real hard, real hard," Reese said. "They came in and met my family and it's a basketball school. I just pulled the trigger."

The 6-foot-6 Gulf Coast Junior College wing averaged 16.7 points a game last season. LSU, Alabama and Texas Tech were on his visit list.

"Basically they said I'll come in and get some shots in the up tempo style. They put in a lot of work and they showed me how important I was to them as a player. It's Coach Ford's first recruiting class."

Ford's first recruiting class is shaping up to be strong. Guards Ray Penn and Fred Gulley are on board. Big man Torin Walker anchors the middle and now Reese teams with Roger Franklin, a combo forward.


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