Trayvon Reed is drawing a lot of attention from college coaches, but right now he's still trying to decide where he will play his final year of high school ball.
"I haven't made my decision yet," Reed said at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. "I know my options are still open. I don't know if I want to go back [to Shiloh High in Snellville, Ga.] yet, but I'm just looking at other schools."
He's looking around at a bunch of schools, mentioning that he has been in contact with national powerhouses such as Huntington Prep (W.Va.). Right now, he says, his decision is wide open. He doesn't care where he plays his high school or college basketball -- he just wants to find the best place for him to develop as a player.
One of Maryland's top center prospects, Reed recently picked up interest from Kansas. He acknowledged that he has too many offers to recall every one, but off the top of his head he mentioned Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Miami.
"They're all equal," Reed said.
The 7-1 big man has yet to take any visits, but plans to take at least one this summer. He has a busy schedule with the LeBron James and Amare Stoudemire camps coming up in the next month. Reed will have to work his visits around them.
He said he wants to visit Maryland and he keeps in contact with the coaches almost every day.
"Maryland is a good school," Reed said. "I've done research on them and stuff like that. I know that they have a big man in the draft right now, Alex Len, so it's a good school."
The idea of finding a situation that gets Reed to the NBA weighs greatly on his mind. He wants a school that can get him to the next level and a coach that has a good track record. For Mark Turgeon, who has sent DeAndre Jordan and now Len to the pros, that bodes well.
"I talk to coach Bino [Ranson] sometimes and I talk to the head coach," he said. "They just call all the time. Coach Bino calls, he keeps in touch."
From what we gathered from other Terps post prospects at the camp, that sort of consistent pursuit isn't the norm. The Maryland staff certainly seems to hold Reed in high regard.
And they should.
Reed pulled down 16 rebounds during the first day of camp and understands his role.
"I'm really athletic, I rebound, I block shots, I run the floor," Reed said. "I'm not really an offensive presence yet, but I can score. I have a good touch around the basket and stuff like that. I'm just continuing to work harder."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun