June 29, 2010
ATLANTA – Former Whitefield Academy star Brandon Reed, who earned Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year honors last season at Arkansas State, has transferred to Georgia Tech and will join the Yellow Jackets’ basketball program next season.
The 6-3, 180-pound guard, who has enrolled in the summer session at the Institute, must sit out the 2010-11 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.
Reed earned a bevy of honors in his first year at Arkansas State, in which he 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. In addition to being named the conference freshman of the year, the Atlanta native was named to all-district teams by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers of America.
Arkansas State finished 17-14 overall last year, 11-7 in the Sun Belt Conference. Among Reed’s top performances were a season-high 34 points against Denver, and 30 against Western Kentucky. He led the Red Wolves in scoring 14 times. He averaged 16.8 points in league play.
In the prep ranks, Reed led Whitefield Academy to the Class A state championship game all four years, helping the school win the title as a senior. He averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists that year 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.