Scottie Reynolds

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Scottie Reynolds
Scottie Reynolds Villanova cropped.jpg
Reynolds at Villanova.
No. 21 – Hapoel Holon
Guard
Personal information
Born October 10, 1987 (1987-10-10) (age 26)
Huntsville, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Herndon (Herndon, Virginia)
College Villanova (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010 Prima Veroli
2010–2011 Springfield Armor
2011 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
2012 Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi
2012–2013 New Basket Brindisi
2013 ČEZ Nymburk
2013–present Hapoel Holon
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Scottie Reynolds (born October 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. The Huntsville, Alabama native played for Villanova University in the Big East Conference of the NCAA. He originally intended to play for the University of Oklahoma Sooners, but was released from his letter of intent by the administration after the Sooners' coach, Kelvin Sampson, accepted the head coaching job at Indiana University. Reynolds played for the U.S. team in the 2007 Pan Am Games.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Reynolds was born in Huntingsville, Alabama to an unwed, unemployed teenaged mother who reluctantly gave him up for adoption.[1] Reynolds grew up in a loving family with his adoptive parents Rick and Pam Reynolds and siblings Eric, Kelli, Susie, Ross, and Dahlia. He has lived in Athens, Alabama; Herndon, Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois. He attended A. Scott Crossfield elementary school in Virginia and Helen Keller Jr. High in Schaumburg, Illinois

High school[edit]

A four-year starter for his high school team, the Herndon Hornets of Herndon, Virginia, Reynolds is one of the most prolific scorers in Virginia basketball history, and the best player in the competitive Northern Region since Grant Hill (South Lakes High School, Class of 1990). He led the Herndon Hornets to the state finals in the 2005–06 season, and the team became state runners-up. Averaged 40ppg, A three-time Player of the Year for the region, Reynolds is known for his three-point shooting and clutch performances. During his senior year, Reynolds was named a McDonald's All-American, the first player in the Northern Region to be so honored since Joey Beard (South Lakes High School, Class of 1993). Reynolds owns many Herndon Hornets basketball records, including most points in a year, most points during a high school career, and most points in a game with 53 against I. C. Norcom High School in 2005. Reynolds is 16th all-time in Virginia high school career scoring. He was at one point ranked the fourth best point guard in the nation. Reynolds averaged 28.4 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 4.0 steals per game as a senior, and 34.7 points as a junior.[2] Jay Wright recruited him to play for the Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team.

College[edit]

As a Villanova Wildcat, he became the Wildcats' primary scoring threat by the end of his freshman year. Reynolds' 40 points against the University of Connecticut on February 28, 2007 was the most ever scored against the Huskies at Connecticut's Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.[3] Reynolds was named the 2006–07 Big East Rookie of the Year. Villanova made the Sweet 16 in the 2008 NCAA Tournament during Reynold's sophomore season before losing to eventual champion Kansas. He led the team in scoring with 15.9 points per game.

During his Junior season, he was 2nd on the team with 15.2 PPG in leading Villanova to a 26-7 record and a #3 Seed in the NCAA Tournament. During Villanova's Elite Eight matchup versus #1 seed Pittsburgh in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, Reynolds made a game-winning shot with 0.5 seconds to go to send Nova to the 2009 Final Four in Detroit.[4] The Wildcats lost in the Final Four to the North Carolina Tar Heels.

On April 21, 2009, Reynolds declared for the 2009 NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent.[5] On June 9, 2009, Reynolds withdrew from the NBA draft to return for his senior season at Villanova.[6]

On January 11, 2010, Reynolds scored a season-high 36 points, on 5-of-5 three-pointers,[7] in a 92–84 win over Louisville.[8]

As a Senior in 2009-10 season, the 6'2" Reynolds averaged 18.5 points and shot 40 percent from 3-point range in becoming the Wildcats' go-to player with several spectacular second-half efforts. He led the Wildcats to a 25-8 season (13-5 Big East) and a #2 seed in the NCAA tournament, which culminated with a 75–68 loss to St. Mary's (CA) in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Reynolds ended his career as the second-leading scorer in Villanova history with 2,222 points, falling only 21 points short of breaking Kerry Kittles's all-time record. He finished his College career with 472 assists and 203 steals.

Reynolds was named to the 2010 AP All-American 1st team joining Randy Foye (2006), Kerry Kittles (1996) and Paul Arizin (1950) as the only Villanova players to become 1st team All-Americans.[9] "You go through a season not expecting to get All-American," Reynolds said. "You just go out there every day and try and do the best you can, try and play Villanova basketball. It's in the back of your head, but if you concentrate on that, that stuff will never come." Villanova Coach Jay Wright often referred to Scottie Reynolds as the "face of Villanova Basketball" during his 4 years on the team.

Pro career[edit]

NBA[edit]

Scottie Reynolds was the first AP All-American to not be selected in the NBA Draft since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976.[10] He was signed by the Phoenix Suns to participate in their 2010 summer league.

Reynolds played three games on the Suns' summer league squad subsequently received invitation to training camp.

Reynolds averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 assists in the Suns' final three games of summer-league play after missing the first two with an Achilles injury.

Europe[edit]

On August 1, 2010, Reynolds agreed on a one-year deal with Italian club Prima Veroli.[11]

On October 26, 2010, it was announced that Reynolds was leaving Prima Veroli due to his heart not wanting to play basketball in Italy, but in the States. Reynolds averaged 12.3 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 steals while going 5–19 from 3-point range.[12] On August 2012, He signed a contract with New Basket Brindisi in Italian first division.

On July 16, 2013, Reynolds signed with ČEZ Basketball Nymburk.[13]

Reynolds is now playing for Hapoel Holon at Israel

NBA Development League[edit]

On November 1, 2010, Reynolds was drafted 13th overall by the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. He was traded the next day to the Springfield Armor.[14]

On November 26, 2010, Reynolds scored 30 points and made the game winning three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left to give the Armor the 88-85 victory.

On February 19, 2011, Reynolds and the East won the NBA D-league All-star game.

Philippine Basketball Association[edit]

On July 22, 2011 Reynolds played his first game Talk 'N Text.

Utah Jazz[edit]

On December 14, 2011, Reynolds signed with the Utah Jazz.

After sitting the first preseason game, Reynolds, along with three other players, were waived by the Utah Jazz.

Turkey[edit]

On January 10, 2012, Reynolds signed with Antalya Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Click here to post a comment. "Villanova's Reynolds takes advantage of second chances". Tampabay.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alexandria Gazette Packet". The Connection Newspapers. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Villanova 78, Connecticut 74". Sports.espn.go.com. February 28, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ 7:05 PM ET, March 28, 2009TD Garden, Boston, MA (March 28, 2009). "Reynolds' driving layup in final second lifts Villanova over top-seeded Pitt". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rivals.com – Sports News, Scores, Rumors, Fantasy Games, and more". Rivals.yahoo.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ 1:47 p.m. ET (June 9, 2009). "’Nova’s Reynolds returning for senior season – College basketball". nbcsports.msnbc.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ 7:00 PM ET, January 11, 2010Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY (January 11, 2010). "Villanova Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals – Box Score – January 11, 2010 – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ 7:00 PM ET, January 11, 2010Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY (January 11, 2010). "Reynolds' 36 lead Villanova; teams combine for 44 turnovers, 67 fouls and 94 FTs". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hdHizzrOAH-xEZBC-IgbZIEWPU9QD9EOD9PO0
  10. ^ 2010 NBA Draft: Villanova Wildcats' Scottie Reynolds not drafted - ESPN
  11. ^ http://www.eurobasket.com/Italy/basketball.asp?NewsID=198620
  12. ^ http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2010/10/26/1775984/scottie-reynolds-former-villanova-star-leaving-prima-veroli-because
  13. ^ "CEZ Nymburk announced Scottie Reynolds". Sportando.net. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.philly.com/dailynews/sports/colleges/20101103_Scottie_Reynolds_leaves_Italy__joins_NBA_D-League.html
  15. ^ "Pushed By 'Fear', Scottie Reynolds Takes His Game To Turkey". Ridiculous upside. January 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 

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