Paul Reed (basketball)

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Paul D. Reed
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Paul Reed with the Philadelphia 76ers
No. 44Philadelphia 76ers
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1999-06-14) June 14, 1999 (age 23)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Wekiva (Apopka, Florida)
College DePaul (2017–2020)
NBA draft 2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2020–present
Career history
2020–present Philadelphia 76ers
20212022 Delaware Blue Coats
Career highlights and awards
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Paul Reed (born June 14, 1999), nicknamed "BBall Paul", [1] is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the DePaul Blue Demons.

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Early life and high school career

Reed grew up in Orlando, Florida, and attended Wekiva High School. Reed grew from being 6'2" as a freshman in high school to 6'6" as a junior and was 6'8" by the start of his senior year. [2] As a senior, he averaged 18.2 points and 11.4 rebounds and was named the Central Florida Player of the Year as he led the Mustangs to the state championship game. [3] [4] Rated a three-star recruit and the No. 235 prospect in his class, Reed committed to play college basketball at DePaul over offers from Clemson, Kansas State, Rutgers and Murray State. [5] [6]

College career

As a true freshman, Reed averaged 3.6 points, and 3.1 rebounds in 28 games played off the bench. [7] He received more playing time towards the end of the season and averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds over the final 14 games of the season. [8] As a sophomore, Reed averaged 12.3 points and a Big East Conference-leading 8.5 rebounds per game and was named the Big East Conference Most Improved Player. [9] [10] In the 2019 College Basketball Invitational Reed averaged 18.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, and 2.2 steals as he helped lead the Blue Demons to the best-of-three final. [11]

Reed entered his junior season as a preseason All-Big East selection. [12] Reed recorded ten double-doubles and was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll four times during DePaul's 13-game non-conference schedule at the start of the season. [13] [14] Reed scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds in DePaul's 79–66 upset of No. 5 Butler on January 18. [15] Reed missed several games in February and March with a hip pointer injury. [16] After the regular season, Reed was named Second Team All-Big East after averaging 15.1 points and finishing second in the conference in rebounds (10.7), blocks (2.6) and steals (1.9). [17] [18] He had 18 double-doubles for the season. After the season, Reed declared for the 2020 NBA draft, forgoing his final season of eligibility. [19]

Professional career

Philadelphia 76ers (2020–present)

Reed was drafted in the second round with 58th overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. [20] [21] On December 3, he signed with the 76ers on a two-way contract, meaning he would split time between the 76ers and their G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. [22] [23] Reed made his NBA debut on January 4, 2021, playing the final 90 seconds of the game and scoring two points on his sole field goal attempt in a 118–101 win over the Charlotte Hornets. [24] [25] Paul played with the Blue Coats during the shortened single-site G League season in 2021, where he won the league's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards. [26] On March 26, 2021, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they had converted Reed to a standard NBA contract. [27]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2020–21 Philadelphia 2606.8.538.000.5002.3.5.4.53.4
2021–22 Philadelphia 3827.9.563.250.4292.4.4.9.43.1
Career6427.5.552.143.4552.4.4.7.43.2

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2021 Philadelphia 303.7.5002.7.0.0.31.3
2022 Philadelphia 12011.6.528.667.5713.8.8.8.53.7
Career15010.0.535.667.5713.6.7.6.52.0

College

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2017–18 DePaul 2819.9.518.214.5793.1.4.5.53.6
2018–19 DePaul 362826.9.562.405.7708.5.91.11.512.3
2019–20 DePaul 292931.7.516.308.73810.71.61.92.615.1
Career935823.2.535.330.7397.51.01.21.510.6

Personal life

Reed's father played college basketball at Old Dominion and UCF, then played professional basketball in Europe. He has four sisters. [28]

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