Built much like former UConn star Jeremy Lamb (yes, it feels odd to write “former” next to his name), class of 2013 shooting guard Davon Reed has put himself on the Huskies’ radar.
A 6-foot-5, 175-pound four-star recruit from The Princeton Day School (N.J.), Reed has recently been in contact with UConn and Louisville. It’s possible both are added to his already-lengthy list of scholarship offers, which includes Miami (Fla.), Xavier, Temple, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Harvard, George Washington and Boston College.
Reed, who has dealt with assistant coach Glen Miller, spoke with Jim Calhoun for the first time on Tuesday.
“(Calhoun) was just letting me know about the program, that he enjoys watching me, and that he’s looking forward to watching me in the future,” Reed said. “He told me that he can’t put me into a category. He just labels me as a ballplayer. I really like that.”
Not surprisingly, Reed wonders about the long-term plans at UConn. After all, it’s highly unlikely that Calhoun coaches through the end of Reed’s collegiate career.
“Coach Miller told me that it could possibly be coach (Kevin) Ollie, that he could have the head coaching job (after Calhoun retires),” Reed said.
Although the Huskies have not offered a scholarship, Reed said UConn, Louisville, Xavier, Cincinnati and Harvard are the schools he’s most seriously considering at this point. Reed, the No. 52 player in ESPN’s top 100 for the Class of 2013, hopes to make a college decision sometime in the fall. He averaged 26 points and nine rebounds per game as a junior.
Aside from his desire to stay in the east, Reed also seeks a school with a strong academic reputation. He plans to major in either sports medicine or sports marketing.