Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith said he was impressed with the skill level of J.R. Reynolds, a 6-3 guard who inked a letter of intent with the Virginia Cavs last Fall. "He can play several positions," Smith said. "I think his natural position is the shooting guard spot. But he can play other roles in a pinch."
It's likely Reynolds might see a little bit of time at the lead guard slot if needed next season. Virginia recently picked up senior point guard T.J. Bannister due to the departure of Keith Jenifer. Todd Billet is also being counted on to play that position too next year.
"J.R. can play that spot," Smith said. "But what happens is you take away some of his offenive capability. He is a natural two. He can score a bunch of points. But he can also play the other guard spot."
Reynolds had a solid year for Smith. He will fit nicely into Pete Gillen's system. Reynolds possesses quickness and can find the open spot to free himself up for the jumper.
Reynolds, the combo guard who played last year at Roanoke (VA) Catholic High School, has impressed Smith with his confidence. "He has a great deal of confidence in his game," Smith said. "He has no fear in taking the shot with the game on the line. He's going to be a great player for Virginia."