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Naz Reid Gets Triple-Double at Hoophall, Says Several Schools Working Hard
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Naz Reid messed around and got a triple-double during the first game at the Hoophall Classic on Saturday afternoon.
The 6-foot-11 Roselle Catholic junior went for 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lions handled Weaver (TX), 96-76, at Blake Arena. Several of his dunks drew oohs and aahs from the crowd.
Temple-bound senior guard Nate Pierre-Louis finished with 27 points, while his brother Josh tallied 11.
“He’s ridiculous,” Nate said of Reid. “He’s 6-11, people forget that he’s 6-11 in a guard’s body. He’s a guard in my opinion. He just played really well today.”
Pierre-Louis said he would try to recruit Reid to join him at Temple, but knows the competition will be stiff.
“He ain’t coming to Temple, he has Kentucky, come on,” Nate said with a laugh. “We would love to have him at Temple, who wouldn’t want to have him? But Nazi is big-time.”
Reid continues to list a slew of schools showing strong interest.
“It’s going well, actually,” he said before listing “Kansas, UConn, Syracuse, Temple, Villanova, Kentucky, Louisville, Cal, Seton Hall, Florida, St. John’s and Rutgers.”
Some people seem to think Reid will end up staying local at St. John’s, UConn or one of the Jersey schools, but he said he hasn’t made that decision.
“No,” he said, “whatever fits me.’
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.