C.J. Reed Joins Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball for 2012-13
STATESBORO, Ga. – Former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year C.J. Reed signed a scholarship agreement to attend Georgia Southern University and play basketball for the Eagles. Reed, a 6-3, 200-lb. point guard, sat out the 2011-12 season at UCF as per NCAA rules after transferring from Bethune-Cookman in June of 2011. The rising senior was permitted to transfer and can participate immediately following an NCAA ruling last month.
“C.J. Reed is just a great all-around player and he’s a coach’s son, so he plays the game the right way,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach Charlton “C.Y.” Young. “I first saw him play as a ninth-grader and I’ve been a fan of his work ethic and the way he respects the game since. I’m honored he chose our program as the place for him to finish his career.”
The HBCU National Player of the Year for 2010-11, Reed averaged 18.8 points per game as a junior during 2010-11, scoring 20 points or more on 16 occasions. He finished his three-year career at Bethune-Cookman as the Tigers’ all-time assists leader and sixth on the all-time scoring list with 1,654 points.
Reed earned All-MEAC recognition each of his three years as a Tiger. He garnered Rookie of the Year and second-team honors after he scored in double figures in 29 of 33 games, averaging 15.0 points as a freshman. As a sophomore, he upped his scoring average to 15.8 points and dished out 4.2 assists per game for a spot on the All-MEAC first team.
The son of Vera and Cliff Reed, current Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball assistant coach and former head coach at Bethune-Cookman, C.J. will wear number 24 for the Eagles.
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Monday, 20 August 2012 20:39