Philadelphia Area's Top Scorer Has Interest

The Philadelphia area, year in and year out, is chock full of basketball talent. Just peruse the roster of your favorite college team, whether that team is Syracuse or Niagara, and you are likely to find a player or two from The City of Brotherly Love.

Once again this year, there is an abundance of Division 1 talent littered throughout the region. The region's leading scorer is a name that, as of now, may be unfamiliar to many. He is seeing to it that this won't be the case for long. On Tuesday, Hawk Hill Hardwood spoke with the region's leading scorer, Wissahickon (PA) senior wing Jordan Reed.

Reed is not simply piling up the points though. He is a primary reason for Wissahickon's 19-3 record this season. Wissahickon, at 10-2 in league play, is tied with Norristown (PA) atop the Suburban One American division.

Jordan Reed, a 6'4 210-pound wing guard at Wissahickon, is the area's top scorer at over 25 points per game. According to Jordan, his greatest strengths are his "athleticism and defense." He explained that, due to his explosive athleticism, length, and desire, he expects to bring a tough-minded defensive presence with him to college next year.

Where Jordan laces up his shoes next year is still up in the air, however. As of now, a number of schools are expressing interest, and Jordan and his father, Curtis Reed, expect to take official visits "right after the high school season ends."

Among the schools involved are, according to Jordan and Curt, "Siena, Robert Morris, UAB, Wagner, Hampton, and Quinnipiac." While those are the schools currently involved, Jordan is not opposed to hearing from new schools. After he is able to organize a list, and take his official visits, Reed will look to sign in the spring.

Reed, who is already academically qualified, played last AAU season with the Jersey Shore Warriors. The Warriors feature a number of the Philadelphia area's top players, including juniors B.J. Johnson, Notre Dame commit Steve Vasturia, Amar Stukes, and Stephen Smith. For the Warriors, and for Wissahickon, Reed plays a lot on the wing, but Jordan stressed that he is really focusing on his ball-handling skills so that he can, ideally, play both guard spots at the next level.

Jordan Reed is not the first Division 1 name to pop out of the Philadelphia area's Suburban One League. Temple guard Khalif Wyatt attended the conference's Norristown High School. Texas freshman forward Jaylen Bond and Saint Joseph's sophomore shot-blocker C.J. Aiken both attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh, another Suburban One High School.

Jordan Reed will join Wyatt, Bond, and Aiken in the Division 1 ranks next season. Where he ultimately ends up still remains up in the air. Regardless of what level Jordan lands, his elite athleticism, strength, and burgeoning skill set will make a college coach ecstatic.

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