One of the top players in the Class of 2018 nationally, Roselle, N.J., Catholic big man Nazreon Reid is starting to get all the attention on the AAU circuit with his Sports U. team.
The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Reid said his recruitment is "really picking up."
"It's a lot of schools," he said. "It's not really that much pressure on me. I try to focus on basketball first, but it's a lot. I keep track of the schools and who offers, but I mainly try and work on my game.
Reid said he has 18 offers, including the University of Louisville. U of L coach Rick Pitino and his staff have been in the mix for a few months and are showing him "a whole lot" of interest.
"I like Louisville a lot," he said. "I think it's a good school and a good place. We'll have to just see."
U of L is likely to need four or five recruits in the '18 class, including a versatile big man. Reid said U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson keeps in contact and he would like to see campus at some point in the process.
"I care about education," Reid said. "And I know they would give me a good education and the basketball is great too."
Reid, a four-star prospect, also has offers from Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, N.C. State, LSU, Syracuse, Rutgers, Villanova and others, plus interest from Kentucky, said he isn't too worried about making a decision.
"I have time, but I will start looking for something this summer," he said. "I will still be looking at other schools that might come in and offer me, but I have to at least start thinking about it."
Reid plays mainly inside at Roselle Catholic but with his AAU team he's shown more versatility. He's averaging 11.4 points and a UA Association 16s-best 10 rebounds a game in two spring events with Sports U.
"It helps a lot because I am very versatile," Reid said. "It shows the coaches that I can do both and really I do like playing inside and outside. I think my game is more all-around."