Brandon Reed is a versatile player that can play point guard, shooting guard, and small forward. In fact, last season he played all three positions at Whitefield Academy in Atlanta, GA.
He averaged 19.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game, as he helped lead Whitefield Academy to a 20-8 season.
And this coming season Whitefield Academy returns nearly the entire roster from last year's squad. "This year we return everyone except two, which is really exciting," Brandon Reed recently told Rocket Digest. "I believe that we have a great chance of winning the Class A Championship this year."
Brandon believes that his passion to win is one of his best assets, along with being a team player and rebounding the basketball.
"On defense I like to pressure my man and play the passing lanes for steals," says Brandon.
Brandon has been having a great summer, working on his game. He has been working on his ball handling and developing his leadership skills, but his main focus this summer has been in the weight room. "I've been in the weight room trying to get bigger so I can have a better chance to compete on the college level," said Reed.
"I just got back home from the RBK Summer Championships in Las Vegas where I averaged 17 points a game," Brandon said when asked about his summer. He added, "We lost in the Sweet 16, but overall it was a good experience. Now I'm looking forward to the next chapter in basketball, which is going to college."
Brandon played for the Worldwide Renegades AAU team this summer. The same team that point guard Russell Powell (Newnan, GA) played for. Powell also has an offer from the Rockets.
Things are going good on the recruiting front as well. The 6-2, 175 pound guard already has several scholarship offers. "Right now I have received offers from Nebraska, Richmond, Toledo, James Madison, and other schools," Brandon told Rocket Digest.
Despite the offer from Toledo, he has not been directly in contact with Coach Cross yet.
While he has not visited UT's campus, Reed has seen the plans for the renovated Savage Hall. "I think the plans are great," said Reed. "It would be exciting to play in a new facility and to have a chance to make history in a newly renovated gym."
Despite the offer from Toledo, the Rockets need to do some work if they are going to get a commitment from Brandon. Right now his top three are Nebraska, Richmond, and Cincinnati. "After talking about it with my parents, we are going to try to commit to a school before the high school basketball season begins," said Brandon.
Stay tuned to Rocket Digest over the next couple of months as we keep you updated on Brandon's recruitment and his status as a Toledo Rocket basketball prospect.
Brandon Reed Talks Recruiting
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