Trayvon Reed, the 7-foot-1 center who was not allowed to enroll at Maryland after his arrest outside a College Park convenience store last month, has committed to play at Auburn, according to multiple media reports.
Reed, who was set to become part of a top-10 recruiting class that will be the Terps' first in the Big Ten Conference, was arrested July 30 for theft, resisting arrest and second-degree assault after an incident with an undercover police officer.
Because the officer suffered two broken fingers in the altercation, one of Reed’s two assault charges is considered a felony. He is scheduled to appear in Prince George's County District Court in Hyattsville on Sept. 15, though his attorney said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that he is trying to get the date moved back.
According to CBSSports.com, Reed will enroll in a junior college this fall and be eligible after Auburn's first semester ends in early December. The school has not yet commented on Reed's status with the program.
Reed, who grew up in Mobile, Ala., and went to high school just outside of Atlanta, played his senior year of high school at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., under former Louisville star and No. 1 NBA draft pick Pervis Ellison.
Reed did not take part in summer workouts in College Park after it was discovered that he had broken his ankle playing softball during his senior year.
At the time of his dismissal, Reed was taking a class administered to Maryland athletes who are considered academic risks and was not assured of fall admission, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
According to a police report, Reed took two Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and a Twix ice cream bar without paying at a 7-Eleven on Route 1. On Aug. 1, two days after his arrest, a new NCAA policy that allowed Division I athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks took effect.