It has been 16 months since we have seen former Harlem guard Reggie Reid. After leading Harlem to a .500+ record and a spot in the 2012 GHSA state playoffs, Reid transferred to Elev8 Academy in Florida. Tuesday at the first session of the "ABR Live Summer Send-off" was our first look at him since the 2012 Spring Showcase.
Reid has always been an exceptional athlete who uses his quickness to attack the basket and his strength to finish in the paint. And one look at Tuesday's pre-game lay up line was enough to verify that Reggie has continued to develop his athleticism. But during the game, he also showed the ability to knock down the perimeter shot off the catch and off the dribble. I look forward to seeing Reggie play this month with his Augusta based Southern Kings team.
The Southern Kings will compete in the Augusta/Aiken based Peach State Summer Showcase July 16-20. But they will begin the evaluation period today with an 8:00 P.M. game in Atlanta against the nation's 5th ranked AAU team, the Florida Vipers.
Stay tuned for more stories and videos about the area players we hosted Tuesday in session 1 of the "ABR Live Summer Send-off." And watch for the July 14-15 session 2 schedule!