Georgia big man Reed commits to Terps

August 22, 2013 | WNST Staff

University of Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon reeled in another key recruit Thursday, receiving a commitment from Shiloh High School (Georgia) Center Trayvon Reed.

The 7’2″ Reed joins three other widely recognized Top-100 commits for the class of 2014; with wings Jared Nickels and Dion Wiley and point guard Romelo Trimble the others.

Reed is recognized as a four-star prospect by almost every recruiting agency, helping what will likely be the most recognized class of Turgeon’s tenure in College Park. Reed told the Washington Post he chose Maryland over Florida after a Wednesday visit to campus.

Reed had appeared to have made up his mind much earlier, with some outlets reporting as early as Friday the big man would be joining the Terrapins. Reed told the Post that Alex Len’s success and change in body type played a large role in his decision.

When Reed arrives, the Terps should have good front court depth, as Shaquille Cleare and Charles Mitchell will each have two years of eligibility left while incoming freshman Damonte Dodd will have three years left and incoming Michigan transfer Evan Smotrycz will have one.

As of now, the Terps appear to have no more scholarships left for 2014. That has the potential to change, as both junior guard Dez Wells and sophomore wing Jake Layman are considered to at least be on the NBA radar.