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Former Pallotti standout ready to play for Clemson University in NCAA tournament

Former Pallotti standout ready to play for Clemson University in NCAA tournament

The NCAA basketball tournament known as March Madness gets underway today, but Clemson University’s Marcquise Reed, 22, and his teammates have to wait until 9:57 p.m. on Friday night to play when the 12th-seeded Tigers (23-9) face New Mexico State (28-5) in San Diego.

It won’t be the first NCAA appearance for the former Saint Vincent Pallotti standout, who also went to the tournament with Robert Morris University before transferring to Clemson after his only season there.

He traded competition in the Northeastern Conference for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“It was for the opportunity to chase my dream and play at a higher level,” said Reed, who grew up in...

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