CJ Harris graduates next year, and with that comes a void at the shooting guard position. Davon Reed, the player that could potentially fill this void, was on Wake's campus today for an unofficial visit.
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Reed is a 6'5, 175 pound shooting guard from Princeton, New Jersey. He averaged 24.7 points per game this past season for Princeton Day School and has recently shot up many recruiting services' rankings, including ESPN. Their recruiting analysts rank him as the 43rd best overall prospect in the 2013 class and have this to say about him:
Davon is another skilled perimeter player. He is a shooting guard that can also move over and play some point guard. He is long and athletic and loaded with skills. Reed is a good passer with excellent vision and creativity.
He is a streaky shooter with decent mechanics on his jumper. He should be able to improve his consistency with continued repetitions. He is a decent defender now but has the physical tools to be a lock down defender in the future.
He's a power athlete with a knack for putting the ball in the basket. He's physically advanced for a rising junior with correlating high levels of toughness to maximize those tools. While his best work typically comes within 16 feet of the basket right now, he's incredibly productive during the course of 32 minutes and shows flashes of being able to stretch his game farther to the perimeter in the future.
Reed would give Wake a big, athletic shooting guard that clearly has a lot of upside. He also fits well into the system that Bzdelik appears to be trying to create, one with big and versatile guards/forwards that can do a little bit of everything. Couple that with the need for a shooting guard in the 2013 class, and Reed seems to be a perfect fit.
Bzdelik and company will have to beat out many suitors, though. In a recent interview with Five Star Basketball, Reed said he was hearing from the likes of Miami, Cincinnati, Boston College, Xavier, Seton Hall, Rutgers, West Virginia and UVA.
In that same interview, Reed mentioned that he wants to be at a school where he can contribute immediately. Wake could definitely offer him this opportunity, as the shooting guard spot after CJ leaves is wide open. Chase Fischer has shown flashes, but he is by no means a lock to take over CJ's starting spot.
Reed was seen in the Pit today with a few players and the entire basketball staff, including Randolph Childress. Clearly, they have made him a priority.
Other 2013 shooting guard targets include Stanford Robinson and Miles Overton. Robinson is an athletic lefty wing who is ranked by ESPN as a 94 and the 46th best overall prospect in the 2013 class. Overton is described as a pure spot up shooter and is ranked as an 89 by ESPN, but does not crack the top 100 rankings.