January 3, 2007

Reed off to hot start

During his career at Burlington (KS) High School, Tyrel Reed, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound combo guard has established himself as a winner on the court. The four-star has helped guide the Cats to an overall record of 78-2, including a 6-0 record to start his senior campaign. Reed captured a State Championship during his freshman season, but after several disappointing losses, has not been back to the title game. Reed is hoping to hang another banner inside the BHS gymnasium before making his way to Lawrence.

"Right now, the season is going well," said Reed. "We're 6-0 and undefeated so far this year. Most of the guys on our team play football, so we're finally getting everybody back and healthy. We had some guys banged up early on, but we are finally getting everybody back to where they are healthy.

"We played in a tournament in Anderson County and won the entire tournament," he added. "That was big for us because all of the schools we played were bigger. "We're a 3A school, but most of the schools we played were 4A and 5A. Winning that tournament at Anderson County was big for us. All of the schools we played were bigger, and we beat all of them."

During his almost four year career at Burlington High School, Reed, the No. 14 ranked point guard in the class of 2007, has established himself as a winner. During his freshman season, the Cats went 26-0 and captured the Class 3A State Championship.

During his sophomore campaign, BHS had an overall record of 23-1, but they were unable to make it back to the title game. Last year, Reed guided the Cats to an overall record of 23-1, but fell short of a State Championship once again.

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