Maryland already has one of the top 2014 recruiting classes in the country with: Dion Wiley, Romelo Trimble and Jared Nickens, but one thing the Terps are still searching for is a big man to add to the mix.
Alex Len is long gone and off to the NBA Draft, but head coach Mark Turgeon has another 7-footer on his radar to replace Len inside, Shiloh High (Snellville, GA) 2014 center Trayvon Reed.
Reed recently attended the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. The Top 100 Camp featured some of the top players from around the country.
The 7-foot, roughly 220-pound center said he enjoyed the competition and learning from current and former NBA stars on the camp's staff.
"It's a good event and great competition. It taught me you have to go hard every possession and if you don't the next person will take your spot," said Reed, who holds an offer from the Terps. "I have been really working with Andre Miller. He told me to run the floor rebound and blocks shots because I am pretty athletic."
Reed's size, athleticism and shot blocking abilities would be the perfect compliment to Maryland's trifecta of sharp-shooting commits in the 2014 class. The Maryland coaches have taken notice and are one of a handful of schools to offer the 7-footer.
"I talk to Coach Bino (Ranson) over there and I have done research on the school," said Reed, who also holds offers from Flordia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Baylor, Kansas and Georgetown among others. "l I really like the school. I feel like I could fit in their program if I was to go there."
Reed has never been to College Park but he did visit Washington D.C. in eighth grade for a school trip . What he does know about Maryland and their basketball program is Alex Len.
"I know they have a big man entering the draft and he might be top 5 pick," Reed said. "That is definitely something that sounds good for someone like me. If I can get better and be in that situation. I would definitely go there."
Although Reed would like to emulate Len's path to the Draft, that doesn't necessarily make Maryland a frontrunner.
"I don't really have a list at this point," Reed said. "Everyone is in a good position."
Reed said he might try to get up to College Park for a visit, but could not guarantee anything at this point. He will be keeping busy this summer working out and playing in a few more AAU Tournaments.
When Reed does get around to visiting some campuses, he already knows what he is looking for.
"I want to go somewhere that will get me better. I want become a better big man offensively," Reed said. "Oh, and somewhere I can win."
Terps Target Big Man
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