April 8, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||193 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Burlington (Burlington, Kansas)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
Tyrel Reed (born April 8, 1989) is an American basketball player who played for University of Kansas. He is the winningest player in KU Jayhawks history with a combined record of 132-17 record in his four seasons at the University of Kansas. Reed wrote a book, Reed All About It: Driven to be a Jayhawk, about his experience growing up in Kansas and playing with the Jayhawks. It was co-written by Tully Corcoran and published by Ascend Books.
In Reed's senior year of high school at Burlington High School, he averaged 26.4 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game and 5.0 assists per game. This was good enough for him to be named Mr. Kansas Basketball as well as Kansas' Gatorade Player of the Year. Reed was also an outstanding Track and Field athlete, winning the state championship for long jump his senior year and also finishing second in the 400 meter dash.
Reed appeared in twenty-three games his freshman season, but only averaged 6.2 minutes per game and 2.0 points per game. In the 2008 NCAA tournament, he made an appearance in the final minute of the semi-final match-up against the North Carolina Tar Heels, but did not play in national championship game, which Kansas won.
Reed saw an increase in playing time his sophomore season averaging 20.7 minutes per game and also started two games. Reed also increased his scoring average to 6.5 points per game.
In his junior season, Reed appeared in all thirty-six games and also averaged 5.1 points per game in 15.6 minutes per game. Reed scored a season-high fifteen points against Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game. In the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament the first seed Jayhawks were upset by the ninth seed Northern Iowa Panthers in the round of thirty-two.
In his senior season, Reed was an honorable All-Big 12 selection. He also averaged career highs in points per game, assists per game, rebounds per game and minutes per game. The Kansas Jayhawks lost to the VCU Rams in the Elite 8 of the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Reed scored nine points in the game, but only went 1-9 from the field and 1-7 for three pointers.
Reed is currently attending graduate school at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He began classes in summer of 2012 and is on course to graduate with his fellow students in May 2015 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
- Tyrel Reed stats at ESPN.com