Biography: Reed has had his share of off-court issues, though the power forward is attempting to make his case for the draft with his on-court talents. Reed was dismissed from Saint Louis for academic issues prior to the 2010-11 season. Following his dismissal, Reed was accused but not charged for a role played in his roommate's sexual assault case. His problems have led to difficulties scheduling private workouts, but Reed seems determined to get past his troubles and prove he can contribute at the NBA level. He averaged 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds during the 2009-10 season. His athleticism caught the attention of NBA scouts in college, and his ability to play above the rim is a strong selling point. However, Reed is still very raw and needs to develop more polished skills to be an NBA contributor. Reed doesn't have the type of strength scouts are looking for in a power forward. There are questions about his ability to play down low at the NBA level and not be pushed around. Reed also lacks a mid-range game, making him a one-dimensional post player. Reed's off-court issues may be difficult to overcome, but if he can improve what he can control - his on-court weaknesses - a team may take a chance on him in the second round.
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