Introducing 2013 Guard Reilly Reid
Published by Gilbert Muako on January 26, 2012
He’s 6’2, good athlete, and hails from Mississauga, ON. Meet Reilly Reid. Most of you may not have heard much about the promising 2013 guard currently attending Lorne Park Secondary School. Reid is has his high school team off to a 4-2 season start and a 12-6 record including tournament wins.
Lorne Park’s hot start to the season is due in part to Reid’s handful of outstanding performances. He has exploded in multiple games scoring on average 20 points or more per game.
Here is a summary of his strongest games of the season to date:
vs. Maple High School: 28 points
vs. Upper Canada College: 25 points
vs. Heart Lake: 23 points, 12 rebounds
vs. St. Joseph’s: 30 points
vs. Iona: 24 points
vs. St.Paul: 19 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists
CROWN had a chance to watch Reid in action few months back when he was invited to the Etobicoke Thunder Elite tryouts. Reid impressed with his athleticism and speed in the open court. He can shoot the ball with great efficiency and can stretch guards outside with his range. The 6’2 guard can also be a threat in the post as he tends to post up smaller guards and use his strength to get to the rim.
Reid’s skill level is still very raw and he has more untapped potential. If he can fine tune his ball handling skills and develop his playmaking abilities, Reid can turn out to be a dangerous combo guard with a huge offensive upside. It’s no doubt that with improvement Reid can have a future impact on numerous CIS teams and low-major D1 programs. When we recently spoke with Reid, he was quick to pointing out his areas of improvement.
“I think I need to improve on my perimeter shooting and consistency, my on-ball defense against quicker guards, and I need to get stronger for sure. I also need to have more confidence in myself as a player.”
As he continues to get better, Reid will most certainly appear on many more radars. Expect to hear more rumblings of spectacular performances from Reid as the season goes on.