Georgia Tech hoops picks up former Atlanta star

Brandon Reed, a former basketball standout at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, has transferred from Arkansas State to Georgia Tech.

A 6-3, 180-pound guard, Reed was the Sun Belt Conference freshman of the year last season, averaging 15.1 points a game.Per NCAA transfer rules, Reed will have to sit out the 2010-11 season.

Reed led Whitefield to a Class A state championship as a senior, the fourth consecutive year the private school played for the title. He averaged 21 points and eight rebounds as a senior.

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Fire Paul Hewitt

June 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

I’m betting he gets worse under Hewitt -

Fire Paul Hewitt

June 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

oh and first

Coach D

June 29th, 2010
1:05 pm

FPH-Quit drinking the “hateraide.” Although we all know you would do a better job.


June 29th, 2010
1:07 pm

Nice pick up. This guy can play and the red shirt year makes him fit in well with the future. Any idea why he left?


June 29th, 2010
1:10 pm

Hi Doug. What’s the scoop on this kid? Why did he originally got to ArkSt? Was he recruited by Hewitt out of high school? If not, why not?


June 29th, 2010
1:16 pm

He will get better under Hewitt actually. Fire Paul Hewitt you’re an idiot!

Reality Check

June 29th, 2010
1:17 pm

Looks like another great recruit. The jackets will continue their March down next year and keep their losing ACC record streak in tact.


June 29th, 2010
1:17 pm

Coach K and Coach Roy are worried now. I bet neither one of them sleeps a wink tonight.

AR State to GT...

June 29th, 2010
1:23 pm

Sun Belt Conference to the ACC – if the kid could not play out of high school in the ACC, why does he think he will be able to now? Is he transferring with a scholarship offer, or as a walk-on?

Granted, he did well against crummy competition last year – so I will not say outright that he will not be successful, but it is a huge step from the Sun Belt to the ACC…


June 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

Checked the Ark State stats. Reed played in 30 of 31 games, ave 33 minutes a game, 15 pts game ave. Shot 39% from field, 34% on 3 pointers (over 170 shots) and shot 71% from free throw line. He had 3.4 rebounds a game and total 22 steals.

The minutes per game is way to high and the 39% from the field is to low. Hope the new offense helps him.

Hangin in IA

June 29th, 2010
1:34 pm

33 minutes a game too high?? Check Mark Price’s stats. One season he averaged over 40 minutes a game due to multiple overtime games. 33 would have been a cake walk for him.

Too Easy

June 29th, 2010
1:39 pm

One-and-done at Arky St.


June 29th, 2010
1:41 pm

i read on accsports. com that the guy is actually pretty good. He could have played in a better league out of high school, but chose Ark St for some reason. Jack McClinton transferred to Miami from Siena and he lit it up in the ACC. So, this guy could possibly turn out to be a player.


June 29th, 2010
1:41 pm

Those number are good for a Freshman even if he played in Sun Belt. Seems like a good pick up.


June 29th, 2010
1:42 pm

And he won’t be eligible until ‘11-12 and Hewitt may not be around by the time he is eligible. Another .500 or worse years in the ACC by Georgia Tech.

Ask Rod Barnes how transfers work out.


June 29th, 2010
1:46 pm

Also to answer the recruiting question, there was very little interest in Reed except in mid-majors for this kid. He only had the Arkansas State offer as a senior. Cameron Baskerville was similiar and choose Fake GSU in Statesboro.

Expect those points to drop dramatically in the ACC as well.


June 29th, 2010
1:53 pm

Seth Curry put up big numbers as a freshman at Liberty before transferring to Duke. He’ll be playing this coming season. I’m no Hewitt fan, but it’s unfair to trash this guy or disparage his stats before he’s ever worn the uniform.

Nothing but the Truth

June 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

Just heard that UGA has signed Elmer Fudd – he has been penciled in as an immediate starter – for both the basketball and football teams


June 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

So what, we have the worst HC in the history of NCAA men and women sports.


June 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

GT is going to surprise a lot of teams this year. 2 really good, experience PG’s, some good wing play, and a couple of 7 footers – if they had 1 more Power Forward, I would say this was a legit sweet 16 team. I think about 18-12 – NCAA birth, RD of 32 again. Hewitt does better without 1 and dones. This year, he’s got some guys that have actually been in the program awhile – and it looks to be that way for a few more years with Oliver, Udofia, Collier and co.


June 29th, 2010
2:36 pm

Hewitt could have Pete Maravich, Magic, MJ, Oscar Robertson, Kareem, Mark Price and Wilt Chamberlain and he’d still go sub .500 in the ACC and be out in the second round of the tournament.


June 29th, 2010
2:48 pm

have those seven-footers ever played or contributed?


June 29th, 2010
2:49 pm

Well when do you guys take up the Fire Danny Hall banner?
We had a top 10 team easy and a home field regional practically set us for us to win and couldn’t.
I’ll bet we match up well against the two teams in the CWS finals.
Yet another woulda, coulda, shoulda.
Are you guys screamimg over Hall’s annual flops?
Stay home next year assuming for the moment you buy season tickets.
Eventually if the fanbase agrees, you’ll win the argument.
I don’t see where the contant Hewitt-bashing serves any good purpose.


June 29th, 2010
2:51 pm

I just like the chemistry of this team. No superstars, or 1 and dones. Good, hard workers. Deep, begins at PG. College coaches seem to agree the PG position is vital to a winning team. Tech has a couple of good one’s this year, and with this pick-up, a couple of good one’s for next year also. Rice, Morris, Udofia, Oliver, Collier and now Reed – a nice nucleus for the next 3 years or so. I hope Hewitt just quits recruiting the 1 and dones – seems like it has hurt the program more than helped in most instances.

Also, sometimes it seems Coach K does like Hewitt – gets great players, only he convinces them to stay 4 years usually, and they leave very good players, but undrafted. He seems to coach them to play hard, but not become great B’ball players for some reason. But he did just win his 5th NC, so who can complain….


June 29th, 2010
2:56 pm

Ozzy, great post – hope your wrong, you may be right..

Ormewood – not really, but the potential is there. 1 is a Senior and the other is a nice RshFr., so there is hope. The Jackets are really thin up front, only 3 guys for the PF-C position best I can tell. But I really like their 1-3 spots – deep, good, talented. If the 4 and 5 spots hold up, it could be a special run.


June 29th, 2010
2:57 pm

P.S. 1-3 spots also experienced…

Ozzy is dumb!

June 29th, 2010
3:00 pm

So he could have Pete Maravich, Magic, MJ, Oscar Robertson, Kareem, Mark Price and Wilt Chamberlain and have a losing record in the ACC but when he had Jarrett Jack and co. he lead them to the title game. Yeah makes a lot of sense dumba**.


June 29th, 2010
3:01 pm

We will make the tourney next year. Best backcourt we had in years. So many retards post here.


June 29th, 2010
3:03 pm

Special run? Doubtful. I think 8-8 is about the best Tech can hope for. Hewitt has only been above .500 one season. I seriously doubt this year makes it two.


June 29th, 2010
3:05 pm

Steve – who’s Collier? Don’t remember him being on the team. Maybe you’re referring to Daniel Miller or Kammeon Holsey.


June 29th, 2010
3:44 pm

Everyone outside the tech program, knows it ain’t about how well or how poorly he’s coached! That’s just not the reason. As a matter of fact, he’s done very well, and in a lot of cases better than tech’s other coaches.He consistently takes his teams(for a man who cant coach) deep into the n.c.a.a. tournament. There’s one coach at tech who’s never seen a bowl game that he wanted to win, who’s consistently outrecruited by the cross state team, has failed to graduate players, has had an ongoing string of incidents with his players, and shows poor sportsmanship in defeats. There’s another coach, who recruits outstanding players year in and year out, but never makes it out of the super regional! There is a womens’ b.b. coach who is doing outstanding work at tech, but she’s virtually ignored. There is a tennis coach, who’s developing n.c.a.a. champions, he’s also virtually ignored! Has anyone else noticed the commonality about the coaches? A couple of them can do no wrong(even though, neither has proved it), one can(in tech eyes) do nothing right, and two others are just plain invisible. Those things tell me, it’s not about P. Hewitt’s won-lost record!!!!!!! I suppose i’ll get a lot of grief for what i’m saying, but it doesn’t matter. Call me all the names you want, it still doesn’t change what’s true and what’s false.


June 29th, 2010
4:50 pm

@June Baby. “Consistently taking his teams deep into the NCAA tournament.” Huh?

Paul Hewitt’s career NCAA Tournament record is at Tech is 7-5. 5 of those wins came in 2004 in the Final Four run (of which he had 2 NBA players on the roster in Will Bynum and Jarrett Jack, let’s stop calling them non-stars). He’s only been out of the 2nd round of the Tournament one time in the aforementioned 2004 (they were also a #3 seed so again, slow down calling them Cinderella). His teams have never finished back to back years above .500 in the ACC.

He’s not an ACC worthy coach and he surrounds his NBA lottery pick stars with non-ACC caliber players. Blame the academics or the fans or the weather, it doesn’t matter. He’s alienated former letter winners and believes his way is the only way.


June 29th, 2010
4:55 pm

Also worth noting that he’s only been five times to the NCAA tourney. JuneBaby, not sure where you’re coming from.

Joe Don't Go Squad

June 29th, 2010
6:31 pm


June 29th, 2010
6:35 pm

Not a Tech or UGA supporter, but this guy is a player. Saw him for 3 years at Whitefield. He may be a little undersized for his position but a real solid player. I always wondered what happened to him.

In the know

June 29th, 2010
6:38 pm

This kid was going to LSU, but when they fired their coach, John Brady, (and he ended up at Ark. St.), he decided to follow the coach….just so everyone is clear.


June 29th, 2010
7:18 pm

Putting stats of GT’s favorite vs Paul Hewitt, funny how simular the results are.
Wonder why Paul Hewitts gets so much flack .. hmmmmmm
Numbers don’t lie.

1981–1982 Georgia Tech 10–16 3–11 8th
1982–1983 Georgia Tech 13–15 4–10 6th
1983–1984 Georgia Tech 18–11 6–8 T–5th NIT 1st Round
1984–1985 Georgia Tech 27–8 9–5 T–1st NCAA Elite Eight
1985–1986 Georgia Tech 27–7 11–3 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
1986–1987 Georgia Tech 16–13 7–7 5th NCAA 1st Round
1987–1988 Georgia Tech 22–10 8–6 4th NCAA 2nd Round
1988–1989 Georgia Tech 20–12 8–6 5th NCAA 1st Round
1989–1990 Georgia Tech 28–7 8–6 T–3rd NCAA Final Four
1990–1991 Georgia Tech 17–13 6–8 T–5th NCAA 2nd Round
1991–1992 Georgia Tech 23–12 8–8 T–4th NCAA Sweet 16
1992–1993 Georgia Tech 19–11 8–8 6th NCAA 1st Round
1993–1994 Georgia Tech 16–13 7–9 6th NIT 1st Round
1994–1995 Georgia Tech 18–12 8–8 5th
1995–1996 Georgia Tech 24–12 13–3 1st NCAA Sweet 16
1996–1997 Georgia Tech 9–18 3–13 9th
1997–1998 Georgia Tech 19–14 6–10 6th NIT Quarterfinals
1998–1999 Georgia Tech 15–16 6–10 T–5th NIT 1st Round
1999–2000 Georgia Tech 13–17 5–11 8th
Georgia Tech: 354–237 134–150

2000–2001 Georgia Tech 17-13 8-8 T-5th NCAA 1st Round
2001–2002 Georgia Tech 15-16 7-9 T-5th
2002–2003 Georgia Tech 16-15 7-9 5th NIT 3rd Round
2003–2004 Georgia Tech 28-10 9-7 T-3rd NCAA Runner-Up
2004–2005 Georgia Tech 20-12 8-8 T-4th NCAA 2nd Round
2005–2006 Georgia Tech 11-17 4-12 T-10th
2006–2007 Georgia Tech 20-12 8-8 T-6th NCAA 1st Round
2007–2008 Georgia Tech 15-17 7-9 T-7th
2008–2009 Georgia Tech 11-17 2-14 12th
2009–2010 Georgia Tech 23-13 7-9 7th NCAA 2nd Round
Georgia Tech: 176-142 67-93

Biff Pocoroba

June 29th, 2010
7:24 pm

After Techs’’s 14 win season with no inaide players, Hewitt will be gone before this guy becomes eligible to play

r.d. craddock

June 29th, 2010
7:38 pm

give him a chance………….


June 29th, 2010
8:14 pm

GStateBen and ormewood…
I may have been errant in saying “deep in the ncaa tournament”, but his record compares favorably otherwise. This man is a good coach, but gets criticised because he does it his way. Well what way is he supposed to do it? Your way, my way, Bradley’s way, or his way? every other coach does it their way! He recruits well, and his players play well? When is the last time, UVA, VA. TECH, MARYLAND, N.C. STATE, WAKE FOREST, CLEMSON, FLA. STATE, MIAMI, OR BOSTON COLLEGE won a ncaa tournament???? I’m still waiting for the answer! The only teams in the A.C.C. to win a recent nat’l champ. are Duke, and N.Carolina, and UNC, has fell off a lot since THE MAN retired. In any case, P. Hewitt is doing as well or better, than his peers in the A.C.C., and in many cases better than these other coaches at ga tech. So why all the hatred and vitriol, you tell me!

Tech Guy

June 29th, 2010
9:23 pm

Paul Hewitt is Tech’s coach for the upcoming season. The constant criticism does nothing but hurt Tech, so the critics should at least wait until next April to talk their trash.


June 29th, 2010
10:21 pm

JuneBaby, Maryland won a national championship in 2001 right here in Atlanta. “UNC has fell off a lot since THE MAN retired.’ What on earth does that mean. They won national championships in 2005 and 2009.


June 29th, 2010
10:49 pm

I have nothing against the Kid but I wouldn’t let my dog play for Hewitt. I’ve always supported the programs at GT but not PH’s program anymore till he’s gone.
Coach Hall deserves another chance but Hewitt has had his chances. Its time for PH to GO…and you know where.

Biff Pocoroba

June 29th, 2010
11:18 pm

Junebaby must be Paul Hewitt. They seem to know as much about basketball as he does. If he would agree to renegotiate his contract after getting thr program on probabtion due to embarrassing graduation rates, then I might respect him and support him. Until then, I won’t buy any more tickets as long as he is coach trying to recruit one and dones so he can get his free NBA tickets to see his former players play.


June 29th, 2010
11:21 pm

I hope Tech fans get what the want..
I would like to see who they (these fans) have in mind when it comes to coaching Tech..
Last I checked The only teams I would put ahead of Tech in the ACC are Duke, N. Carolina, & maybe Maryland. Gary Williams doesn’t recruit as well as Hewitt and his teams are consistently inconsistent so what else. Truthfully I feel GT as over their heads goals for their team which is cool but realistically Tech has NEVER been UNC or Duke or consistently beaten either. I post the record of the Great Cremins and honestly Hewitt’s record rates favorable next to his. It’s stupid logic to me because in the end criticizing Hewitt only HURTS GT especially in recruiting..

I’m begging to think their is another motive behind all the criticism because the math doesn’t add.


June 29th, 2010
11:53 pm

If telling the truth about Hewitt hurts recruiting…then fire Hewitt.
Criticizing PH will stop when he’s gone. Another motive? Now what would that be?

JuneBaby's Daddy

June 30th, 2010
12:00 am

For one thing, you talk about Cremins who took over a program in shambles and turned it into a very competitive national power. Hewitt recruits on the name that Bobby built at Tech. Why don’t you get to your racist point and go ahead and say what you mean. You are insinuating that these coaches are being criticized and overlooked because they are black. It is all about performance and Hewitt’s teams almost always seem to underachieve. With the talent he recruits, he should win more games. With that being said, he is the coach at Tech and I always support the Jackets.


June 30th, 2010
8:28 am

UGA 30 – GT 24!!!!!!!!!!!!
UGA 73 – GT 66!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!


June 30th, 2010
11:27 am

Hewitt does it his way, said junebaby. I bet U know honey?


July 2nd, 2010
9:17 am

hewitt’s career record in the acc is 67-93.

let me repeat that. hewitt has won 67 conference games at georgia tech while losing 93.

and yet he has kept his job for 10 years and been WELL rewarded for less than mediocre work.

now tell me who’s math doesn’t add up?

hewitt will/should be gone when brandon reed is eligible to play in 2011-2012, but if reed can play, he should help the next coach.