"It's a great program," Reed said. "Coach [Rick] Pitino was saying he would love to see me [this summer] and he was telling me about the campus and I'm really interested in continuing to be recruited by them."
Louisville recently jumped into the 6 foot 5 Reed's recruitment after former Xavier assistant Kareem Richardson joined Pitino's coaching staff. Though the Cardinals haven't offered Reed a scholarship at this point, he's a prospect who will be on Pitino's radar screen during the July evaluation period.
"Coach Richardson has seen me play before so he knows my game," Reed said. "Coach Pitino said he's looking forward to watching me play. That's basically the thing right now, Coach Pitino getting the chance to see me play. Coach Richardson really thinks my game would fit well with [Pitino's] system and program."
"I wouldn't say any one stands out particularly, but I have the best relationship with Xavier, Miami and Harvards coaching staff," said Reed. "I have a pretty good relationship with everybody, but those three schools have really been showing me consistent love."
What other factors will be important in Reed's college decision besides his comfort level with the coaching staff?
"I'm looking to be an impact player for a program somewhere I can come in and contribute immediately," Reed said. "I'm looking to compete for a national title, get a great education…I think I want to major in sports medicine. I just want to see my game grow so if the opportunity presents itself to play at the highest level of basketball I'll be ready."
Reed will attend the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia this week and is eager to show his improved game to college coaches next month.
"I'm going to come out in July and be more consistently aggressive, a more consistent scorer, a lock down defender, make the extra pass and do anything to help my team win," Reed said.
Reed, who has already made unofficial visits to Wake Forest and Harvard, doesn't plan to make any big decisions about his future this summer.
"I plan to keep playing through July and getting a feel for all the schools and coaches," Reed said. "Then I plan to take my official visits in the fall and decide from there."