Paul Reed (basketball)

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Paul D. Reed
Paul Reed.jpg
Paul Reed with the Philadelphia 76ers
No. 44 – Philadelphia 76ers
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1999-06-14) June 14, 1999 (age 23)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWekiva (Apopka, Florida)
CollegeDePaul (2017–2020)
NBA draft2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2020–present
Career history
2020–presentPhiladelphia 76ers
20212022Delaware Blue Coats
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Paul Reed (born June 14, 1999), nicknamed "BBall Paul",[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the DePaul Blue Demons.

Early life and high school career[edit]

Reed grew up in Orlando, Florida, and attended Wekiva High School. Reed grew from being 6'2" as a freshman in high school to 6'6" as a junior and was 6'8" by the start of his senior year.[2] As a senior, he averaged 18.2 points and 11.4 rebounds and was named the Central Florida Player of the Year as he led the Mustangs to the state championship game.[3][4] Rated a three-star recruit and the No. 235 prospect in his class, Reed committed to play college basketball at DePaul over offers from Clemson, Kansas State, Rutgers and Murray State.[5][6]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman, Reed averaged 3.6 points, and 3.1 rebounds in 28 games played off the bench.[7] He received more playing time towards the end of the season and averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds over the final 14 games of the season.[8] As a sophomore, Reed averaged 12.3 points and a Big East Conference-leading 8.5 rebounds per game and was named the Big East Conference Most Improved Player.[9][10] In the 2019 College Basketball Invitational Reed averaged 18.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, and 2.2 steals as he helped lead the Blue Demons to the best-of-three final.[11]

Reed entered his junior season as a preseason All-Big East selection.[12] Reed recorded ten double-doubles and was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll four times during DePaul's 13-game non-conference schedule at the start of the season.[13][14] Reed scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds in DePaul's 79–66 upset of No. 5 Butler on January 18.[15] Reed missed several games in February and March with a hip pointer injury.[16] After the regular season, Reed was named Second Team All-Big East after averaging 15.1 points and finishing second in the conference in rebounds (10.7), blocks (2.6) and steals (1.9).[17][18] He had 18 double-doubles for the season. After the season, Reed declared for the 2020 NBA draft, forgoing his final season of eligibility.[19]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers (2020–present)[edit]

Reed was drafted in the second round with 58th overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.[20][21] On December 3, he signed with the 76ers on a two-way contract, meaning he would split time between the 76ers and their G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats.[22][23] Reed made his NBA debut on January 4, 2021, playing the final 90 seconds of the game and scoring two points on his sole field goal attempt in a 118–101 win over the Charlotte Hornets.[24][25] Paul played with the Blue Coats during the shortened single-site G League season in 2021, where he won the league's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards.[26] On March 26, 2021, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they had converted Reed to a standard NBA contract.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Philadelphia 26 0 6.8 .538 .000 .500 2.3 .5 .4 .5 3.4
2021–22 Philadelphia 38 2 7.9 .563 .250 .429 2.4 .4 .9 .4 3.1
Career 64 2 7.5 .552 .143 .455 2.4 .4 .7 .4 3.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021 Philadelphia 3 0 3.7 .500 2.7 .0 .0 .3 1.3
2022 Philadelphia 12 0 11.6 .528 .667 .571 3.8 .8 .8 .5 3.7
Career 15 0 10.0 .535 .667 .571 3.6 .7 .6 .5 2.0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 DePaul 28 1 9.9 .518 .214 .579 3.1 .4 .5 .5 3.6
2018–19 DePaul 36 28 26.9 .562 .405 .770 8.5 .9 1.1 1.5 12.3
2019–20 DePaul 29 29 31.7 .516 .308 .738 10.7 1.6 1.9 2.6 15.1
Career 93 58 23.2 .535 .330 .739 7.5 1.0 1.2 1.5 10.6

Personal life[edit]

Reed's father played college basketball at Old Dominion and UCF, then played professional basketball in Europe. He has four sisters.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grasso, Justin (March 20, 2021). "Rookie Paul Reed Loves the Support From Sixers Fans". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  2. ^ Collings, Buddy (July 29, 2016). "Basketball report: Wekiva's Paul Reed on radar for UCF, others". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "DePaul Officially Inks Paul Reed for 2017". 247Sports.com. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Paul Reed leads All-Central Florida boys basketball teams". Orlando Sentinel. March 18, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Kramer, Jesse (December 4, 2016). "DePaul adds 3-star Paul Reed to 2017 class". TheCatchAndShoot.com.
  6. ^ O'Donnell, Ricky (December 5, 2019). "DePaul basketball's dream resurgence is finally real". SB Nation. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Sully, Evan (February 18, 2019). "Hard work pays off in year two for Paul Reed". The DePaulia. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Steeno, Paul (February 26, 2018). "Unheralded freshman shows late season promise". The DePaulia. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  9. ^ Newhouse, Steve (March 11, 2019). "Paul Reed is Most Improved in the Big East". 247Sports.com. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  10. ^ Strauss, Ethan (December 6, 2019). "Searching for Siakam: Here's a big wing with sleeper potential that the Warriors could consider in the 2020 NBA Draft". The Athletic. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Foley, Brian (October 15, 2019). "Big East Basketball: 20 most interesting people of 2019-20 season". BustingBrackets.com. FanSided. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Kalbrosky, Bryan (December 9, 2019). "DePaul big man Paul Reed is one of NCAA's most underrated prospects". Hoops Hype. USA Today. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  13. ^ Phillips, Scott (December 10, 2019). "DePaul's Paul Reed Blossoming in Junior Season". 247Sports.com. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "BIG EAST Honors Paul Reed Once Again". DePaulBlueDemons.com. December 16, 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "Paul Reed's 23 Points Lead DePaul to Upset Over No. 5 Butler". SI.com. Associated Press. January 18, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  16. ^ Newhouse, Steve (March 7, 2020). "Providence Routs DePaul". 247 Sports. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  17. ^ Baum, Adam (March 8, 2020). "Xavier basketball players honored on All-Big East Conference teams". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  18. ^ Newhouse, Steve (March 8, 2020). "DePaul's Paul Reed Named All-Big East Second Team". 247Sports.com. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  19. ^ "DePaul junior Paul Reed declares for NBA Draft". Chicago Sun-Times. March 28, 2020. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  20. ^ "Team Selects Tyrese Maxey, Isaiah Joe, and Paul Reed". NBA.com. November 18, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  21. ^ "DePaul's Paul Reed drafted by Philadelphia 76ers". Chicago Tribune. November 19, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  22. ^ "Team Signs Maxey, Joe, Reed". NBA.com. December 3, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  23. ^ Pompey, Keith (November 28, 2020). "Sixers signing second-round draft pick Paul Reed to two-way contract". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  24. ^ "Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers Box Score, January 4, 2021". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  25. ^ Murphy, David (January 4, 2021). "Joel Embiid's passing, Tyrese Maxey's shooting: Two more reasons to love these Sixers". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  26. ^ "Delaware Blue Coats' Paul Reed Named 2020-21 NBA G League Most Valuable Player And Rookie Of The Year". NBA G League. March 22, 2021.
  27. ^ "76ers Sign Paul Reed to Standard NBA Contract, Mason Jones to Two-Way Deal". NBA.com. March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  28. ^ "Paul Reed - MEN'S BASKETBALL". DePaul University Athletics. Retrieved February 9, 2022.

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