As the July recruiting period ends, Comcast SportsNet wants to get you more acquainted with Terps basketball recruits through the "Get to Know' series. Today: Trayvon Reed
Weight: 200 lbs.
School: Shiloh High School (Ga.)
Skill Set: The old adage likely rings true here: If he's seven feet tall, he's worth a shot. Reed may need a year or two to develop before he can be an all-around contributor at the college level, but the tools are there. He is long and lanky, able to block shots, and run the floor well, especially for his size. He is supremely athletic, but at just 200 pounds he needs to add strength or he'll have trouble against beefier bigs in the post. His offensive game is limited to mostly dunks and layups at the rim for now, but has the opportunity to grow and develop that part of his game.
Schools in the Running: Being a native from Georgia, the SEC and ACC are solidly in the running for Reed. Florida, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Miami, along with the Terps are in the mix. With his frame and athleticism, some other powerhouses could jump in as his recruitment moves along. Kansas has been rumored to be showing interest.
Where does Maryland stand?: Reed is included in the group of three big men that Maryland is targeting to round out its 2014 class. He joins Goodluck Okonoboh and Chinanu Onuaku as the final piece that could add frontcourt depth and complement the guards and wings already committed in the class. Okonoboh remains the prospect with the highest ceiling and also the least likely of the three to end up in College Park, considering the number of schools who have jumped into his recruitment. All signs seem to point to Onuaku as the most likely, but the program is essentially waiting and will take "the first one to commit," according to a source. Reed could also fill that void. His ability to block shots and run the floor would mesh with the athletic scoring wings set to come in 2014 without necessarily forcing him to take on a scoring role.