Ryan Reid

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Ryan Reid
No. 3 – Kanazawa Samuraiz
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1986-10-30) October 30, 1986 (age 32)
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
NationalityJamaican / American
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolBoyd Anderson
(Lauderdale Lakes, Florida)
CollegeFlorida State (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Tulsa 66ers
2011–2012Oklahoma City Thunder
2012→Tulsa 66ers
2012Mets de Guaynabo
2012–2014Chorale Roanne
2014–2015SLUC Nancy
2015–2016Niigata Albirex BB
2016–2017Shimane Susanoo Magic
2018St. John's Edge
2018–presentKanazawa Samuraiz
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ryan Reid (born October 30, 1986) is an American-born Jamaican[1] professional basketball player for the Kanazawa Samuraiz of Japanese B.League.

Reid played college basketball with the Florida State Seminoles. After four years in college, he was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 57th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. After the draft, his draft rights were immediately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, the Thunder did not sign him to a contract and Reid went on to play with in the Tulsa 66ers, the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) affiliate of the Thunder. He played for the 66ers for one season before he was signed by the Thunder for the 2011–12 season.

Early life[edit]

Ryan Reid was born to Jasmine and Kenneth Mullings. He was born and grew up in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. He attended and played for Boyd Anderson High School in his hometown. During his last three years with Boyd Anderson, he averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. After graduating in 2005, he attended Florida State University. He reportedly chose Florida State over Florida, Miami, Georgia, Houston and Pittsburgh. He also played basketball in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) with the Tallahassee Wildcats.[2]

College career[edit]

Reid played under coach Leonard Hamilton for the Florida State Seminoles, who played in the Atlantic Coast Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. As a freshman, he played in all 35 games off the bench, averaging 2.9 points on 56.2 percent shooting and 3.2 rebounds in 16.1 minutes per game. In his sophomore season, he started 21 games and played a total of 25 games for the Seminoles. He improved his performance and averaged 5.6 points on 53.1 percent shooting and 5.0 rebounds in 24.1 minutes per game.[2] He helped the Seminoles to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) tournament in both years.[3]

Reid played 35 games in his junior year, averaging 4.9 points on 44.0 percent shooting and 3.7 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per game. In his final year at college, Reid was named as the team captain.[4] He played in 31 games and averaged 6.8 points on 49.1 percent shooting and 4.0 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game.[5] He helped the Seminoles to the NCAA Championship in his junior and senior season. Despite his low scoring and rebounding numbers, his biggest contribution for the Seminoles came at the defensive end. He became one of the best defenders in the college and successfully defended top opposing players.[4][6] He became one of only three players in the Seminoles history to reach the postseason in all four years. Reid, who helped the Seminoles to 88 wins, also had more wins than any other player in school history. He finished his college career with 126 games with 5.0 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game average.[3] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in social science on May 1, 2010 and became the first person in his family to earn a college degree.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Reid was automatically eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft after finishing his four-year college eligibility. The Oklahoma City Thunder were the only NBA team which sought to work out before the draft.[8] He was eventually drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 57th pick in the draft and his rights were immediately traded to the Thunder in exchange for the rights to Magnum Rolle, the 51st pick.[9] His selection was considered a surprise in the draft because some analysts did not even consider him as a top-100 prospect for the draft.[10] Nevertheless, the Thunder was already impressed with Reid's defensive abilities and work ethic and decided to take a chance on him.[4]

He played for the Thunder in the 2010 Orlando Summer League. He played in four games, averaging 8.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game.[11] However, he didn't receive a contract offer or an invitation to the Thunder's training camp for the 2010–11 season.[12] On November 26, 2010, he was acquired by the Tulsa 66ers, the D-League affiliate of the Thunder.[3] His rights in the NBA are still held by the Thunder. Hence, the Thunder is the only team that is allowed to call up Reid to the NBA during the 2010–11 season. He averaged 8.5 points on 50.3 percent shooting and 5.8 rebounds per game in 48 games with the 66ers.

He returned to the 66ers for the 2011–12 season. After playing 8 games and averaging 11.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, he was called up to the Thunder training camp roster on December 13, 2011.[13] On January 16, 2012, Reid returned to the 66ers on assignment from the Thunder.[14] He was recalled on February 6, 2012.[15]

On March 16, 2012, Reid was reassigned to the 66ers.[16] He was recalled and then waived on March 21, 2012.[17] He then returned to the 66ers on March 23, 2012.

On November 17, 2014 he signed with SLUC Nancy of the LNB Pro A.[18]

On February 14, 2018 he signed with the St. John's Edge of NBL Canada.[19]


  1. ^ "Jamaica seek 3rd Caribbean Basketball Champs win". Jamaica Observer. July 27, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Florida State Seminoles Player Bio: Ryan Reid". Seminoles.com. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "66ers Add Ryan Reid to Roster". NBA.com/DLeague. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 26, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Silva, Chris (June 29, 2010). "Reid Made Mark On Defensive End At Florida State". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Ryan Reid Stats". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Carter, Andrew (March 5, 2010). "Unsung Ryan Reid does all the little things — and does them well — for the Florida State Seminoles". Orlando Sentinel. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "Ryan Reid — Graduate". Seminoles.com. CBS Interactive. May 3, 2010. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  8. ^ Carter, Andrew (July 16, 2010). "Florida State's Ryan Reid goes on improbable journey from role player to NBA Draft pick". Orlando Sentinel. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  9. ^ "Thunder Acquires Pleiss, Williams, Reid and Future First Round Pick in 2010 NBA Draft". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 24, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  10. ^ Biderman, David (July 14, 2010). "Meet the Nba's Non-LeBron". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  11. ^ "2010 NBA Summer League Statistics – Ryan Reid". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  12. ^ "Thunder open training camp". USA Today. Gannett Co, Inc. September 28, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  13. ^ "Thunder Adds Reid to Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 13, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  14. ^ "Ryan Reid Assigned to Tulsa 66ers". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  15. ^ "Thunder recall Ryan Reid from D-League after 8-game stint". Washington Post. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  16. ^ "Oklahoma City assigns Reid to D-League team". The Associated Press. January 16, 2012. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  17. ^ "Thunder Signs Derek Fisher". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  18. ^ SLUC Nancy lands Ryan Reid
  19. ^ "Edge Sign Power Forward, Ryan Reid". St. John's Edge. Retrieved 14 February 2018.

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