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Men’s Basketball rookie Reed named on nation’s top freshmen list
First-year guard leads America East in scoring, rebounding, ranks in country's top-10 in double-doubles
December 6, 2012Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y.—Men’s basketball freshman guard Jordan Reed is quickly gaining the attention of the nation media after his sizzling start to the 2012-13 season.
Reed, who leads the entire America East Conference in scoring (18.7 ppg.) and rebounding (10.3 rpg.), was listed on CBSSports.com’s weekly “Freshman of the Year” rankings written by blogger Jeff Borzello. After the initial top-5 candidates from the likes of Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Arizona State, Reed was mentioned under the “Others to Note” category.
Borzello wrote “Jordan Reed of Binghamton is putting up some serious numbers in his first year. He’s averaging 18.7 points and 10.1 rebounds, and is coming off a 26-point, 10-rebound performance against Monmouth.”
In the latest NCAA statistics (prior to Monday’s Monmouth game), Reed ranked eighth in the nation with four double-doubles (best in nation among guards) and 19th in rebounding (4th among guards). He also was among the country’s top-90 scorers. In the Monmouth game, Reed hit 10-of-17 from the field, made 6-of-8 free throws and added four steals. He now has a double-double in five of his first seven collegiate games.
The Bearcats head to Rhode Island to face Bryant Saturday afternoon.