Top 50 juniors Derrion Reed took to the national stage this summer and has since made several visits to his region. A seasoned and versatile 6’7 forward from Grovetown, Georgia, Reid made his last unofficial visit to South Carolina and saw where he could fit in Lamon Paris‘ game style.

“I saw their style of play and where I could fit in,” Reid said. “I definitely felt that the environment was good for me. I was greeted and I saw where I could be used. G. G. Jackson.”

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In addition to Gamecocks, Reid has unofficially attended Alabama, Georgia, Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, LSU, Mississippiand Tennessee goes back to autumn. He summarized several of his visits to 247Sports:

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Alabama:”Antoine Pettway recruit me from there. The environment was deep. I saw how they practice and their energy during practice was good. I like the staff. Their chemistry with the players clicked.

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Georgia: “I know Mardrez McBride. He is from my area. I’m really close to him. They look at me from summer and Mike White came to many of my games to build relationships. I have seen him coach his players and have been to several games. I see how they work on and off the court.”

Georgia: “It was a good visit. The first visit I made was there with my teammate. They didn’t offer it at the time, but we parted ways after the summer. We both saw the campus and watched the practice. I’m very close with Jonas Hayes.”

Georgia Institute of Technology: “I’m talking to Julian Schwartz. There I met my AAU trainer and I was able to explore the area. I had to watch the training and meet the coaches. I had to see what they are and they put a lot of pressure on their players.”

LSU:”Casey Long recruit me from there. The environments definitely stood out to me because I went to a football game and they were deep. I had to see the campus and watch the workout. I liked the atmosphere there and I saw where I can fit into their team and where I can improve.”

Reid says he originally planned to announce the reduction of the top ten list on New Year’s Day, but he will now release his list in a month. Once he starts scheduling official visits, Reid says he will first focus on the educational benefits the program can provide.

“My mother is a teacher and she is very knowledgeable about education,” Reid said. “The style of play, the coaches on and off the court, and my fitness is what I will be looking at.”

Reed, who received four stars from 247Sports, is ranked 46th in the 2024 Top 150 Players.