Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIAEfton Reid is on the clock.
The 7-foot, 235-pound center from Richmond, VA and IMG Academy will announce his college choice on Friday..
According to 247Sports.com Reid is ranked as the No. 3 center and No. 24 overall player in the Class of 2021.
LSU, Florida State and Pittsburgh are among the leaders for Reid, but he also holds offers from Michigan, Rutgers, Louisville, Ohio State, Virginia, Georgetown, N.C. State, Kansas and North Carolina, among others.
“Efton is a super skilled big that is capable of scoring on the block and stepping out and making jump shots,” IMG postgraduate coach Chad Myers said. “He does a great job of making good decisions with the basketball both on the block and the perimeter. He has done a great job this year of gaining strength and athleticism while honing these skills at IMG. Efton will be able to step in right away and make an immediate impact at the next level.
He averaged about 16 points and 11 rebounds this past season.
Reid was named first-team VISAA Division II as a junior, posting averages of 19 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and two assists per game.
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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.
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.