Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A week or so before Christmas, Alex Kline of TheRecruitScoop reported that Saint Joseph's became the second school to offer Princeton Day School sophomore guard Davon Reed. SJU head coach Phil Martelli offered the 6'4 guard after watching him on December 18th. I got a chance to see Reed today, as his Princeton Day School team improved to 4-3.
The game was played at Delran High School in South Jersey, as part of the Delran Holiday Tournament. The game, which was originally scheduled to be played yesterday, pitted Princeton Day against the host, Delran, in the day's first game. The second game of the day showcased Penn Tech and Northern Burlington.
Although only a sophomore, Reed is clearly one of his team's leaders, alongside senior guard AJ Rubin and senior forward Nate Apgar. Although these totals are unofficial (very unofficial!), I had Reed finishing the game with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. The majority of Davon's points came from the free throw line. His athleticism allowed him to create shots for himself off the dribble and get to the free-throw line as a result. Davon also drilled a deep three before exiting the game with a few minutes left and a 20-point lead. The highlight of the game came on a dunk by Reed, the result of a steal near halfcourt. With a defender trailing, Reed elevated and sent the crowd into a frenzy. After missing his first four free-throws of the game, Reed found his rhythm and hit most of his shots during the remainder of the game.
After trailing early, Princeton Day School went into the half resting on a 4-point lead. That lead ballooned as the second half wore on, and Princeton Day School left Delran today with a comfortable 24-point win.
Davon Reed is a player that the Saint Joseph's coaches have already identified and made a priority. Based on his play so far this season, and his incredibly high upside, it's only a matter of time before Davon begins to pile on the scholarship offers. Don't think for a moment that Saint Joseph's and VCU are the only schools that will be showing serious interest in the talented guard.
Photo of Davon Reed Courtesy of TheRecruitScoop