Brandon Reed Set to Return to Red Wolves Basketball (With Video)


Brandon Reed, a former Arkansas State University Red Wolves basketball player and Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year in 2009-2010 season, will return to the Red Wolves, finishing his basketball eligibility after graduating from Georgia Tech this summer.

“We are excited about Brandon rejoining our program and enrolling in our master’s degree program,” said A-State head coach John Brady, who will begin his sixth year at ASU in the 2013-14 campaign.  “He brings leadership, experience, and an ability to score the basketball.  His family and I have visited in depth about this move and we all believe it will benefit all involved.”

In his first and only season (2009-10) at A-State, Reed paced the Red Wolves in scoring with a 15.1 points per game average and his team-high 469 points was the most scored by an ASU freshman in a single season, snapping a 38-year old school record previously held by Jerry Rook (1961-62; 416 pts.).  Reed’s 15.1 points an outing would rank seventh among the Sun Belt Conference’s leader for all games while his 16.8 points a contest (303 pts.) in 18 conference encounters was fifth best in league games only.  He also averaged 3.4 rebounds a contest (62 rebs.) and connected on 76.6 percent (52-67) at the charity stripe to go with 43 assists and 17 steals while playing a team-high 642 minutes in SBC action.

Below Reed’s bio from Georgia Tech, we have a collection of video interviews and highlights with the player.

Statement from Georgia Tech on Brandon Reed:

Georgia Tech junior Brandon Reed will complete his degree requirements at the end of the summer term and transfer to another school for his final year of basketball eligibility, head coach Brian Gregory announced Friday.

The 6-3 guard from Powder Springs, Ga., started Tech’s first 15 games in 2012-13 and averaged 5.2 points per game for the season. He shot a career-best 38.4 percent from three-point range. He has two courses to complete during the summer term to earn his bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

“We appreciate everything Brandon has done for our program,” said head coach Brian Gregory. “He has been an integral part of this team over the last two years. We’re excited that he will be earning a Georgia Tech degree and wish him success in his final year of eligibility.”

In two seasons at Tech after transferring from Arkansas State, Reed started 43 games and averaged 6.4 points and shot 31.8 percent from three-point range. Reed attended Whitefield Academy in Atlanta before enrolling at Arkansas State, where he was the Sun Belt Conference freshman of the year in 2009-10. He sat out the 2010-11 season at Tech.


Brandon Reed Bio:

Career Notes

Hometown prep player who transferred from Arkansas State … Left-handed combo guard who has started 43 games at Tech in two seasons and given the Yellow Jackets good scoring punch at times … Sat out the 2010-11 season and has one more year of eligibility for the Yellow Jackets … Has reached double figures in 14 games at Tech… Surpassed the 800-point plateau for his career against Florida State (now has 860), including 469 during his freshman year at Arkansas State.

2012-13 – Game-by-Game Statistics

Started the first 15 games of the season before giving way to Chris Bolden … Cointributed important minutes, sometimes with scoring, other times on the glass, after he went to the bench… Put it all together to help Tech beat Maryland with 17 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 on 3s, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two steals and no turnovers in 21 minutes … Had scored just six points in the four games prior… Scored nine points each against Florida State, Virginia Tech and Boston College … Had four assists and four reboounds in Tech’s win at Virginia Tech … Went scoreless but grabbed six rebounds in win at Wake Forest … Went 4-for-6 with a three and two assists at BC… Led Tech with 14 points (6-of-10 FG, two 3s) with four rebounds and five assists against Alabama State… Scored just nine points in Tech’s first four games, but had a break-through effort against Saint Mary’s at the DirecTV Classic, establishing a Tech career-best with 19 points (6-8 FG, four 3s)… Gave great effort on the glass, getting seven rebounds against Rice and six against Tulane and Wake Forest (both meetings), and committed just 25 turnovers while dishing 37 assists…Hit career-best 38.4 pct. from 3-point range (42.1 pct. in ACC games), a big improvement over his 27.9 pct. last year.

2011-12 – Game-by-Game Statistics

Wing player who started 29 games, averaging 25.7 minutes… Averaged 9.4 ppg in 8 games in February (4 in double figures), including a season-high and team-best 18 points (4-8 on 3s) at FSU… Hit 2 big FT with 11 seconds left in a 51-47 win over Boston College, and a big 3 with 27 seconds left in Tech’s 63-61 win over Maryland… Averaged 6.8 ppg in ACC games (29.6% FG, 27.4% on 3s), with 5 double-figure games… Scored 12 at NC State on January 11, 18 at FSU on F1, 11 at Wake on February 15, 10 at Virginia Tech on February 18, 11 vs. Clemson on February 21… Made 18 straight FT dating back to J15 at Maryland before missing his 3rd attempt of the game February 25 against Maryland. Converted 87.5% from the line in ACC games (28-for-32), 73.3% for the year… Tech’s 6th-leading scorer overall at 7.5 ppg, reached double figures in 11 games, including 16 each vs. Fordham, Savannah State, FAMU… Lifted Tech at Georgia, scoring 12 points without attempting a 3… Averaged 9.3 ppg and hitting 44.7 pct. FG in Tech’s wins.

Arkansas State

Earned Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year honors in the 2009-10 season … Led the Red Wolves in scoring at 15.1 points a game and broke a 38-year-old school mark for points scored by a freshman … Averaged 16.8 points in league play.

Also was named to all-district teams by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers of America … Led the Red Wolves to a 17-14 finish overall last year, 11-7 in the Sun Belt Conference … Scored a season-high 34 points against Denver, and 30 against Western Kentucky … Led the Red Wolves in scoring 14 times.

High School

Led Whitefield Academy in Atlanta to the Georgia Class A state championship game all four years, helping the school win the title as a senior … Averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists as a senior in leading Whitefield to a 28-7 record … He was named Class A Player of the Year and made the all-state team in 2009 … Lettered two years in track, competing in the hurdles, 400 meters and 4×400 relay … Honor roll student his last three years.


Born October 17, 1990 in Kansas City, Kan. … Son of Brian, Sr., and Princess Elmore … Middle of five children … Cousin of former NFL and Auburn running back Joe Cribbs … Nephew of Missouri State Hall of Fame women’s basketball player Roshonda Reed … Began playing basketball at age 7 … Majoring in Sociology.


Reed’s Career Statistics


2011-12 31 28 796 25.7 234 7.5 78 229 .341 34 122 .279
2012-13 30 15 497 16.6 157 5.2 56 156 .359 28 73 .384
TOTAL 61 43 1293 21.2 391 6.4 134 385 .348 62 195 .318
2011-12 31 28 44 60 .733 12 88 100 3.23 31 0 38 59 1 25
2012-13 30 15 17 28 .607 9 68 77 2.57 30 0 37 25 2 12
TOTAL 61 43 61 88 .693 21 156 177 2.90 61 0 75 84 3 37

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