'I Really Like The Staff At NC State'

Scott Reynolds hears the whispers. He knows what the coaches say. <p>

Scott Reynolds hears the whispers. He knows what the coaches say.

"Can he play point guard?" they ask.

Well, the 6-foot, 185-pound Herndon High (Va.) junior is doing his best to silence the critics while running the show for the first time since the seventh grade, when he was back in Illinois.

Let's be honest, though. Even if Reynolds becomes a point guard, he's not going to be a set-up guy. He's got a scorer's mentality – and all you need to do is look at the school-record 43-point outburst against nationally ranked DeMatha (Md.) for proof.

Reynolds knocked down 7-of-17 shots from beyond the arc and was 14-of-28 from the field overall. He also scored 30 against Potomac despite missing the first half because he had a previous bible study engagement.

Reynolds is averaging 34.5 points per game, but more importantly, his team is 8-2.

Reynolds, known more as a deadly outside shooter, has added a mid-range game to his arsenal this year.

"I'm averaging about six threes a game, which isn't that much for me," Reynolds said. "The rest are pull-up jumpers and that's the big thing I added to my game."

"I know what the coaches say about me not being able to play the point," he added. "But nobody's really gotten a chance to see whether I could play it before, but now I'm getting a chance and I don't think there's much of a question anymore because I'm doing well."

Reynolds could still be a few months away from making his decision, but he's got four schools that currently stand above the rest: Oklahoma, Michigan, N.C. State and Maryland. Reynolds has taken unofficial visits to all four of them except for Maryland.

"I want to go somewhere where it feels like home," Reynolds said. "I don't want to go somewhere that I feel like an outsider."

"I really like the staff at N.C. State," he added. "They are really dedicated to making everyone better. Coach (Herb) Sendek has gotten a lot of big honors on his resume and he and his staff do a great job of getting in good players."

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