Brandon Reed decision could come as early as Tuesday


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CLEMSON – Shooting guard Brandon Reed said on Monday that he hopes to have a decision on his next school by Thursday at the latest this week, but a decision could come as early as Tuesday.

Reed, a 6-3 shooting guard, is transferring from Arkansas State where he was the Sun Belt freshman of the year last season after averaging over 15 points per game. He has visited all three schools on his transfer list – Clemson, Georgia Tech and Tennessee - and he told TigerNet Monday morning that he will now just sit back and discuss the situation with his parents and try and find the best fit.

“This week I am really just going to sit back and reflect,” Reed said. “Me and my parents made a big old poster board and we listed the positives and the negatives of each school. I am going to just sit there and take the emotion out of everything and just pick the school that is best for me. And a lot of that is studies – which school can help me out as far as my degree for when I finish playing. I like all three, so it’s going to be tough.”

Reed said he enjoyed his visit to the Clemson campus.


“I like the way the campus is, and it just feels like a friendly place to be,” he said. “The coaches there are really nice guys and I had a nice time with them. I got to meet the players and get a feel for them. You can tell they are a really close team because of the way they interact with each other.”

Communications is Reed’s major of choice, and he said that was also a positive for Clemson.

“The communications part – which is my major – they have a lot of connections with media outlets like ESPN,” he said. “I really like that part.”

Reed said that really the only negative he has on the board for the Tigers is the fact Clemson head coach Brad Brownell is new to the job.

“Just having a new coach who has never coached a high major before,” Reed said. “This is all new for him, and I really don’t know that much about him and I’ve only known him for a week or see. I’ve seen the others on television, and I’ve seen how they react to different aspects of the game. I’ve had a chance to see them and know them longer than Coach Brownell.”

Reed said he still doesn’t have a leader, but feels like his decision will definitely come down this week. He will have to sit out next season and will have three years to play at his next school.

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