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Basketball Recruiting

Four-star junior Tarris Reed Jr. updates his recruitment

January 11, 2021

The 2022 class is filled with talent at the forward spot. The word dynamic comes up a lot when you look down the list of big men in the incoming junior class. Tarris Reed Jr. is finding himself develop into a high-major recruit and the 6-foot-10 forward out of Chaminade High School in St. Louis says that he had an amazing off-season, which is proving to be scary for future opponents.

“Offseason has been great, I got back in Chaminade’s gym a couple of months ago. Ever since the school reopened, I’ve been wearing the gym out. I’ve really been working on my body and developing my game. Expanding my range and developing a tighter handle package,” Reed Jr. told

Chaminade has been doing well under Reed Jr. who has been leading them in scoring and rebounding. He remains a four-star prospect and could be one of those prospects who see a major boost come to the midway point of this high school season.

Reed Jr. updated on his recruitment. Talked about several programs and he broke down three of the Big Ten programs involved in his recruitment.

Which programs are heavily involved in your recruitment?

“All the schools that offered me has really been in the mix heavily. From calls and texts every week. Coaches checking up on me and watching some of my games. Grateful for all that has happened in 2020 and looking forward to 2021.”

How about the newer programs to enter the picture?

“Illinois and butler are the latest schools in the mix.”

Moving on, discuss your thoughts on Iowa’s basketball program?

“I like how Iowa is playing [Luka] Garza. I’ve talked to the coaching staff, mainly Coach [Fran] McCaffery. Talking to him and getting a clear understanding of where I fit into his team. He wanted me to be that four-man that can do everything. Being able to create off the dribble, dominate down low and being able to guard 1-5.”

And what about a program like Michigan State?

“Michigan State is known for its defense. They are a solid defensive school and I like that. That’s is definitely positive about their program. Their coaching staff telling me to be able to guard the 1-5 and switching/hedging ball screens.”

Ohio State has also been heavily involved, thoughts on them?

“I like Ohio State and their offense. I like the way Coach [Chris] Holtmann is playing E.J. Liddell. I worked out with him many times and to see what he is doing on the court is impressive. I can see myself fitting in well in their program.”

How has Jayson Tatum’s impact at Chaminade impacted you?

“He set the bar high for me. Tatum helped Chaminade become a powerhouse program. Winning state titles, Gatorade POY, and many more. Walking in the gym looking at his Gatorade POY banners inspires and motivates me. That’s one of my goals for my last two high school seasons.”

What are your expectations for this season?

”This season the goal is a state title. It’s something I’ve been chasing for years. Chaminade only has two state titles, by the time I walk out I want it to be four.”

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