BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Nazreon Reid

Class of 2018 forward Nazreon Reid of Roselle Catholic (NJ) is a versatile force. Photo cred – Jon Lopez / Hoop Hall


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Photo: Jon Lopez/Hoop Hall

Nazreon Reid (Asbury Park, N.J.), Roselle Catholic / Sports U
Height: 6’8″
Position: Power Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:

 


By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

BrandonClayScouting.com Player Evaluations

Date: January 14, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Reid put together an impressive 24 point, 11 rebound, 10 assist game today. He is a big man who has open court handling ability and very good passing vision. Some would like to see him use his size and strength on the interior more. While this may be true his versatility and perimeter agility should make him a very effective two-way player in years to come. He shot 10-14 from the field and did not attempt a 3-point shot today.

Date: June 18, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Reid has all the physical tools. He’s shown in multiple evals that his size / athleticism lets his rebound the ball with the best of them. That said, his offensive touch has not shown the type of improvement that I would have expected at USAB a couple years back. If he adds that to his arsenal, he moves into the elite of the class regardless of position.

Date: May 28, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA U16 Trials (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Reid is an imposing figure on the interior. He reminds me of Cheick Diallo in terms of his early impact to this class. Reid has the build and athleticism that Diallo possesses but hasn’t shown the consistent energy yet. A right-handed shooter, Reid hit a 16 foot jump shot here while serving mainly as a defensive specialist / rebounder.

Date: January 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Reid is a 4-player who floated on the perimeter today. He really struggled with effectiveness here today. His hands were a little bit suspect and he scored only 1 point. He did grab 7 rebounds. It will be interesting to see how he develops as a prospect and where he commits to playing in years to come.

Date: October 4, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Reid is listed as a center, but is built like a power forward. I agree with Brandon’s assessment that he is raw offensively. He definitely needs polish with skills and ball handling. However, he showed flashes of what could be on day 1 as he hit a number of 3-pointers even with some shake with the ball in his hands. His performance was definitely uneven this weekend, but I believe he projects near the top of his class by the time it is all over.

Date: October 3, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Reid is both a shot changer and blocker based on this eval. He’s limited offensively right now as there is a hitch in his right-handed jump shot. His build/style of play reminds me of Kassoum Yakwe (NY-16).

Highlights of Reid courtesy of Rivals.com

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Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB