Basketball: Florida and Alabama offer the younger brother of UGA’s Jeremy Price

Columbia High’s Jarmal Reid, one of the nation’s top basketball prospects for 2012, picked up offers from Florida and Alabama within the last few days.

The 6-foot-7 Reid is the younger half-brother of UGA power forward Jeremy Price. Reid led Columbia High to the Class AAA state championship last year as a sophomore. He is considered a “point forward” for college, able to play all guard and forward positions.

He also holds early scholarship offers from UGA, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, and Clemson, among others.

“He’s Mr. Mismatch,” said Morris Gordon, who coaches Reid for the Southern Kings AAU team. “We play him at point guard and in the post area. He’s like an all-star utility guy in baseball. You put him at any position on the basketball court, and he is going to get it done.

He has entertained the idea of following Price to Georgia, even though they wouldn’t play on the same team because of the age difference.
“My brother supports whatever I decide about a college,” Reid said. “The biggest thing he talks to me about is maintaining the right attitude. There are a lot of talented players in basketball, but he said without [the right attitude], you’re really nothing.”

He and Price have the same mother, and they were raised together in the same household. Reid has entertained the idea of following Price to Georgia, even though they wouldn’t play on the same team because of the age difference.

“My brother supports whatever I decide about a college,” Reid said. “The biggest thing he talks to me about is maintaining the right attitude. There are a lot of talented players in basketball, but he said without [the right attitude], you’re really nothing.”

On Wednesday, Reid was still on an emotional high from the Gators.

“That Florida offer really excited me,” he Reid said. “I like the whole atmosphere there. They have great fans and one of the best coaches around in Billy Donovan. I would love to be coached by him.”

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt (yellow shirt) watches AAU basketball in Orlando (Photo by AJC's Michael Carvell)

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt (yellow shirt) watches AAU basketball in Orlando (Photo by AJC's Michael Carvell)

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24 comments Add your comment

ss

July 28th, 2010
2:26 pm

Galen Hall

July 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

Well, go to Florida, then, pal. It’s a free country. Also, I wish that was a picture of the St. Johns coach.

TXDawg

July 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

TXDawg

July 28th, 2010
3:19 pm

well, nothing wrong with the Bronze….lol.

I might have to check this kid out during my visit back home for the holidays.

Monticello Dawg

July 28th, 2010
5:19 pm

Hiring Mark Fox has been huge. I love the way the UGA basketball program is moving. Getting Marcus Thornton, then following up with Kentavious Caldwell has given Georgia much needed credibility in recruiting circles. I understand the Dogs are in the hunt for Julian Royal, Dai-jon Parker, and Malcolm Brogdon also. For 2012, you have to think Reid and Tony Parker will be top targets for Coach Fox. Get aboard the UGA basketball train, and enjoy the ride. It is going to be a good one, with much March Madness fun for long-suffering UGA roundball fans.

SEC fan

July 28th, 2010
5:47 pm

As the younger Harrick would say in his infamous class, UGA fans couldn’t spell “basketball” if they were spotted the first three letters.

phoenix falcon

July 28th, 2010
6:20 pm

@SEC FAN

where is the young Harrick and for that matter the old one too, where are they at now?

poopdawg

July 28th, 2010
7:06 pm

SEC fan , just how big a boy are you?

hoops coach

July 28th, 2010
7:24 pm

The Columbia kid is way over rated….Don’t believe the hype……I know that for a fact….

Michael Carvell

July 28th, 2010
7:49 pm

@hoops coach, thanks for your post. I respectfully disagree with you that Jarmal Reid is overrated. In fact, I think he may be underrated. He can play every position on the court at the HS level, from point to center … and can play four positions (everything but center) in college. I talked to several ACC/SEC head coaches in Orlando, and they are all on the Reid bandwagon. Jarmal will contend with Miller Grove’s Tony Parker for Georgia No. 1 HS basketball prospect for 2012.

Stormy

July 28th, 2010
10:12 pm

If he goes to the Columbia High School in Decatur, it’s extremely unlikely he can meet the academic requirements of a 1-A school. It’s one of the worst performing schools in DeKalb County.

But yes, he could get into the Cesspool of the South.

Drago

July 28th, 2010
10:27 pm

Hewitt is wearing a tek shirt. It is yellow.

Michael Carvell

July 28th, 2010
10:50 pm

@Stormy, thanks for your comment. One of Columbia’s senior basketball players from last year, Jershon Cobb, signed with Northwestern, one of the nation’s top colleges for academics.

Dawgtime

July 28th, 2010
10:56 pm

Stormy I missed where it said the young man was offered by GT. How can he attend GT A.K.A. “the Cesspool of the South”?

Columbia Fan

July 29th, 2010
12:20 am

Sorry Stormy,

Check the history of Coach McCrary’s basketball players. He runs a great program and his players end up finishing college. His players are usually part of the magnet program and runs a tight ship. Despite the school’s AYP status, the basketball programs are very solid academically. Check out the program. (Lance Storrs-GT, Jeremy Price-Georgia, Travis Leslie-Georgia (did have minor problems but is on track), Jershon Cobb (Northwestern), and many many more. He has a PhD, former teacher of the year, and teaches AP Cal. classes at Columbia, so he stresses the importance of education- just ask his parents, fellow teachers, other coaches, students at the school, and his players. He is the most respected person at the school and the community supports him 100%.

Go Eagles

Paul in J-Ville

July 29th, 2010
8:04 am

“Columbia Fan” – Thank you for articulating a very factual message that completely negates “Stormy’s” un-informed post. Its always amazing how people can paint a broad brush comment to try and act as if they are in the know, but obviously he’s not.
I have no clue about Columbia and their program…..but I do now. Apprec

CONFEDERATE DAWG

July 29th, 2010
8:44 am

@Stormy, thanks for your comment. One of Columbia’s senior basketball players from last year, Jershon Cobb, signed with Northwestern, one of the nation’s top colleges for academics.

BOOM! THAT WAS GREAT, LIKE LOB FLOATING IN AIR……. SLAM!

bjohndawg

July 29th, 2010
9:06 am

If you are a Dawg fan you have to love the energy, excitement, and talent the Fox brings to a georgia program long lacking those qualities in a coach and a team.He has proven he can get his team here to win at home. If they can win on the road, big things are possible.

If you are the rest of the SEC,, you have to be worried that a lacking basketball program is about to turn the corner and become a team no team wants to play.

Fox may have been Evans best decision as AD.
No need mentioning the worse one.

ormewood

July 29th, 2010
9:25 am

Fox was a great hire. He has a solid pedigree having worked some in the past with Self and Roy Williams. He has already proven that he can keep some of those local kids. Still, I don’t think that Calipari, Donovan, or Pearl are losing any sleep worrying about what the Bulldogs might become down the road.

jroll1

July 29th, 2010
9:32 am

JUST STAY AWAY FROM BLEWITT!!!!!!

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Here You Go

July 29th, 2010
8:47 pm

There are a lot of basketball prospects in GA in the class of 2012. Here are 3 different recent rankings from the top 3 scouting services and where players from GA were on their national list.
Rivals top 100 Espn Super60 Scout top 75
#30 Jordan Adams #14 J Adams #28 R Carter
#36 Robert Carter #21 T Parker #29 T Parker
#46 Charles Mitchell #48 E Nolte #36 J Adams
#48 Evan Nolte #56 R Carter #44 S Goodwin
#57 Tony Parker #58 C Mitchell #49 J Price
#60 Shaq Goodwin #59 S Goodwin
#66 Brandon Morris
#68 Damien Wilson

Pope UGA XXIII

July 30th, 2010
1:49 am

Brilliant post from a little kid named “Stormy”. Several others
beat me to it, but whoever this person is hasn’t kept an eye
on where Columbia players have been going to college. Not too
many PhD’s coaching high school ball.
On the other hand, maybe he was referring to the school on
North Avenue given their less than stellar play on the floor and
also in the classroom.
Kiss that, nerd !

Atlanta Warrior

July 30th, 2010
8:56 am

Michael appreciate the coverage. My alma mater (Marquette) has two incoming players with GA connections Jamail Jones, a top 75 high school player from Stone Mountain by way of Montverde Academy in Florida, and Jae Crowder, the national JC player of the year, who went to high school in Villa Ricca. Looks like UGA Coach Mark Fox (a great hire) is doing a great job of harvesting state talent. That said there’s plenty to go around and if any of these young men want to play in a conference where basketball matters they should check out the Big East!