Four-star 6-6 SF Josh Reed of Atlanta has been on the radar of the USC and Clemson basketball staffs. Gamecock assistant coach Will Bailey started to recruit Reed at the end of last year. Clemson assistant coach Antonio Reynolds-Dean made contact with him about a month ago. Both programs have offered.
“I’ve been talking to Coach (Frank) Martin and Coach Bailey a lot,” Reed said of USC’s interest. “We’re still trying to figure out on an official visit. Coach Martin and Coach Bailey have been talking to me for a while now. It’s also not too far from home. That’s where my mom was born (Rock Hill) and where my grandma lives now. I’m definitely interested, and I like them a lot.”
He has similar feelings for the Clemson program.
‘I’ve been talking to Coach Dean a lot on the phone and text. I really like them too,” Reed said. “They just think I’ll be a perfect fit for them with what they’re trying to do in the ACC. They just think I’ll be really good for them and it will be a good fit. I like them a lot. I like the coaches and the program. It’s in a great conference too.”
Reed has not had the chance to visit USC or Clemson yet. He has been to Liberty, Rice and Northwestern officially, and to Georgia and Georgia Tech unofficially.
Some of Reed’s other offers include Arkansas, Boston College, Butler, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, George Mason, High Point, Mercer, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Winthrop and Xavier. He is looking at October for making his commitment.
Last season, Reed averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds per game. He’s ranked the #34 small forward nationally in the 247Sports Composite and the #7 prospect in Georgia for the 2022 class.