Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Former Harlem star Reggie Reid helps tip off ESPN's "Championship Week" with a Florida Gulf Coast win

Reggie Reid, Harlem High's shooting star who led the Bulldogs to two state tournament appearances in his three seasons there, is participating in one of basketball's most exciting events: ESPN's Championship Week. The network's countless channels are broadcasting 148 conference tournament games in the first 13 days of March, leading up to Selection Sunday (March 13), the day the NCAA tournament brackets are released.

Reid's Florida Gulf Coast squad topped Kennesaw State 74-64 in its Atlantic Sun quarterfinal matchup Tuesday. The Eagles meet top seeded North Florida Thursday at 7:30 on ESPN3.

Below are the highlights from Tuesday's win. Reggie scored 7 points, making 2 of his 3 field goals:




Reid's local legacy

The Augusta Chronicle made Reid its Player of the Year last season. The explosive point guard averaged 22 points, 9 assists, 9 rebounds, and 4 steals per game as a senior, leading the Bulldogs to a 24-5 record and a second round finish in the GHSA 2A state playoffs. His impact on his high school team's success may have been greater than any area player during the past decade or so. During his three season's, Harlem posted a 47-34 record. During the three most recent seasons when Harlem's roster didn't include Reid, the Bulldogs posted a cumulative record of 13-54.

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