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Naz Reid on second LSU visit, says no commitment yet
Naz Reid, the 6-foot-10 Class of 2018 big man from Sports U and Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, is on a second visit to LSU this weekend.
Reid is on an unofficial visit with his mother, who has yet to see the campus. He took an official there earlier this summer.
“I only came to visit my girl and Javonte [Smart] for my birthday, that’s it,” he said by text.
Reid said no commitment has been made as of Saturday afternoon.
“That wasn’t me,” he said of reports he’s expected to commit. “I’m didn’t even say that I’m about to go off.”
LSU landed a pledge from 2018 point guard Smartand Smart is working on getting Reid to join him. The two know one another from USA Basketball and an adidas select team that traveled to Italy.
“We’re real close,” the 6-4 Smart told NOLA.com. “That’s my man and I’m just trying to get him to come over here with me.”
Reid’s girlfriend, Raven Farley, is an incoming freshman on the LSU women’s team. She attended Queen of Peace in New Jersey.
Meantime, incoming freshman guard Tremont Waters knows Reid, too.
“We’re pretty cool, I talk to him the last year or so,” he said.
The No. 11-ranked player in the 2018 ESPN 60, Reid is an of AAU teammate of Hudson (N.J.) Catholic and Sports U point guard Jahvon Quinerly, who committed to Arizona earlier this month. The two have talked about going to school together, but a source said Reid has no Arizona visit scheduled as of now.
“Yeah, no doubt we could go to school together,” Reid said last month. “I love the way he plays, he love the way I play. He’s like my brother. Of course, we talk about a lot together.
Package deals are discussed all the time, but is it realistic in this case?
“Yeah, definitely,” Reid said. “I see a lot of potential in him, and he sees a lot of potential in me. We both just have a lot of feel for each other, so why not?”
Asked if Quinerly might go to LSU, Reid said, “I haven’t talked to him about that.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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