Athletic Junior Carlton Reed Visits Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes are going to receive a national letter of intent from one member of the Waterloo, IA East basketball program later next week, and now they are turning their attention to another player on that team in 6-3 junior guard Carlton Reed. had the chance to sit down and talk with Reed this past weekend as he was on Iowa's campus taking in the Black & Gold Basketball Blowout.

The athletic guard had a lot of good things to say about the Iowa basketball program and Coach Alford. "I really like the coaching staff and the players," Reed said. "They have a lot to offer me, and they said I would have a good chance to play right away."

Reed, who is known as one of the best defensive players in the Mississippi Valley Conference, also can put up some numbers on the offensive end as well. Last season as a sophomore starter, Reed averaged just over 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists for the Trojans.

Last season Reed, along with future Hawkeye Mike Henderson, helped lead Waterloo East to a second place finish in the Class 4A state tournament. Reed, who scored a career high 21 points in the Trojans 67-57 quarterfinal win over Dubuque Wahlert, finished the tournament with a 13.6 points per game average helping him earn a spot of the Class 4A All Tournament Team.

During that state tournament, Reed really expanded his game and caught the eyes of not only the Hawkeyes, but numerous other schools as well. Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Kansas, Valparaiso, Wyoming, Iowa State, Stanford, St and Drake all have shown interest in the dynamic junior guard.

Reed said that he really liked Iowa, not to mention that it would be nice to have his parents watch him play in college. "It's close to home, which I like because my parents could watch me play," Reed stated. "All of these things will fit into helping me make a decision, because that's what I am looking for in a school."

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