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Peach Jam: Tarris Reed Jr. talks Peach Jam, recruiting update.

July 20, 2021

Peach Jam has been competitive over the first eight formal days of the event. 

Obviously, Pool Play and regular games took place last week, this week will be the actual 24-team tournament and it began this morning. One of the featured programs that advanced and opened up tournament play today was Mokan Elite, and they’ve got a breakout star on their roster.

Tarris Reed Jr. has been lighting it up in Augusta. Entering the event, we mentioned him as a prospect who is bound to break out and a prospect who I had no doubt would be able to remain consistent and stay on the path which is exactly what he’s doing.

In the opening week of the event last week, the 6-foot-10 rising senior averaged 13.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game and shot the ball extremely well. He helped lead Mokan to a 5-2 record over that one-week span worth of games and showcased his paint skills and my favorite, his high-motor and his ability to guard multiple positions and always be a factor.

This morning, Reed Jr. opened up tournament play with yet another solid game, to nobody’s surprise.

He finished with 21 points on 9/9 shooting and also grabbed nine rebounds in the opening victory for Mokan Elite, and Tarris Reed Jr. continues his dominance. So, with all he has been showcasing on the court, what is going on off the court with his recruitment?

He answered all the hard-hitting questions for

Which programs are heavily in the mix?

“All the Big Ten schools have been heavily recruiting me.”

Any new schools showing interest since Peach has started?

“Newest school that has entered the mix is Kentucky.”

How was your June official visit spree?

“Michigan, Purdue, Ohio State, and Michigan State. All schools I took a visit in June. And are all at the same conference. They’re great schools and each of them has something unique about them. Going to take my time and choose a school that is the best fit for me.”

How do you feel like you’re playing so far in Augusta?

“So far in peach, I feel I’ve been playing well. There’s always something I can do better. Going to focus on playing to my strengths.”

This Mokan Elite team can go all the way?

“I know we have the team to go all the way. We have all the pieces to win Peach Jam. We just have to stay disciplined and listen to what our coach has to say and we will be fine.”

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