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Five-star Naz Reid down to seven schools, talks recruitment

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Nazreon Reid jumped into the high school ranks as a well-established name and is now cemented as a five-star prospect. A relatively skilled center that can be dominant around the basket, Reid recently took the next step toward a college commitment.

Reid narrowed his college list down to a group of seven: Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Seton Hall and UCLA.

“I just feel like, at each school, I can be successful," he said. "After I leave, the fan base is still going to be there, the coaches will treat me like family, and I can come back and get my grades. Everybody treats me like family, which is a great route to have. They all have the style of play that I want.

“Eventually I will cut it down some more but that is where I am at right now.”

Reid has struck up a relationship with his travel teammate, Jahvon Quinerly, as the two have played together for a handful of years now. Kansas, UCLA, Arizona and Seton Hall can be found on each of their lists, and the idea of playing college ball together remains in mind.

“Definitely, I feel like we are one of the best duos to play AAU,” he said. “We are looking to do that, too, but if we don’t, we still are brothers and love each other.

“We talk about it all the time.”


Reid has already visited UCLA and Seton Hall in recent weeks as he has two others in mind that he would like to complete before the travel season comes around.

“Next week, I am going to try to go to LSU and the week after, I am going to Louisville,” he said.


Reid is the type of center that can play in various lineups where he can extend the defense with the perimeter jumper, is an excellent passer out of the high post and has super soft touch on the finish within the lane.

Thanks to his skillset and physical traits, Reid is one of the more college-ready players. All seven schools sit in a good spot, though LSU and Kentucky have gained the most traction of late.