Scottie Reynolds

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Scottie Reynolds
Scottie Reynolds Villanova cropped.jpg
Reynolds at Villanova.
No. 1 – Enel Brindisi
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Serie A
Eurocup
Personal information
Born October 10, 1987 (1987-10-10) (age 27)
Huntsville, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight 87 kg (192 lb)
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
2013–2014 Hapoel Holon
2014–2015 BC Krasnye Krylia
2015 Beşiktaş
2015–present Enel Brindisi
Career highlights and awards

Scottie Reynolds (born October 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Enel Brindisi of the Italian Serie A. Prior to his professional career he played college basketball for Villanova.

Reynolds also played for the United States in the 2007 Pan Am Games.

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 career[edit]

Reynolds was a four-year starter for Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia. He was the best player in the competitive Northern Region since Grant Hill. He led the Herndon Hornets to a state finals runner-up place in 2005–06. Averaging 40 points per game, he was a three-time Virginia Player of the Yea.

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). He was also a third-team Parade All-American. 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]

College career[edit]

He signed a letter of intent to play for Oklahoma but was released by the university after their coach Kelvin Sampson left. He was then recruited by Jay Wright of Villanova, playing in the Big East Conference of the NCAA.

As a Villanova Wildcat, he became the Wildcats' primary scoring threat by the end of his freshman year, scoring 40 points against the University of Connecticut on February 28, 2007.[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 2009 NCAA Tournament. During Villanova's Elite Eight matchup versus #1 seed Pittsburgh in the Tournament, Reynolds made a game-winning shot with 0.5 seconds to go to send Nova to the 2009 Final Four in Detroit.[4]

On April 21, 2009, Reynolds declared for the 2009 NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent,[5] he withdrew from the draft on 9 June 2009.[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.

Professional career[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 and played with them in training camp. He 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.

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 Veroli after averaging 12.3 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 steals to return to the US.[12]

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.[13] 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.

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

On December 14, 2011, Reynolds signed with the Utah Jazz, he was waived by the side without playing a game.

On January 10, 2012, Reynolds signed with Antalya Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey.[14]

On August 2012, He signed a contract with New Basket Brindisi in the Italian first division.

On July 16, 2013, Reynolds signed with ČEZ Basketball Nymburk.[15]

On January 22, 2015, he signed with Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League.[16]

Reynolds returned to New Basket Brindisi in July 2015, signing a one-year deal.[17]

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. ^ 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. ^ "’Nova’s Reynolds returning for senior season – College basketball". nbcsports.msnbc.com. June 9, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ 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. ^ 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. ^ http://www.philly.com/dailynews/sports/colleges/20101103_Scottie_Reynolds_leaves_Italy__joins_NBA_D-League.html
  14. ^ "Pushed By 'Fear', Scottie Reynolds Takes His Game To Turkey". Ridiculous upside. January 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  15. ^ "CEZ Nymburk announced Scottie Reynolds". Sportando.net. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  16. ^ http://www.sportando.com/en/europe/turkey/149613/besiktas-announces-scottie-reynolds.html Besiktas announces Scottie Reynolds]
  17. ^ "Enel Brindisi brings back Reynolds". Eurocup Basketball. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.