Center Trayvon Reed to join Auburn basketball team in December

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Auburn, AL, United States (4E Sports) – Former Maryland recruit Trayvon Reed will be joining the Auburn Tigers once he finishes academic requirements.

Reed stated, “I just need one credit. Then I’ll be able to play for Auburn in December.”

The 19-year-old was not accepted by Maryland after being involved in an incident in which he allegedly stole a candy bar, ran away from police officers and resisted arrest.

Reed was arrested for second-degree assault, second-degree assault of a police officer and theft under $100.

The 7-foot-1 center blames no one else for his mistakes and is thankful for Auburn giving him a chance.

“I didn’t even know if I’d ever get a second chance, but I’m thankful to Auburn for giving me another opportunity.”

Reed also shared to ESPN that he was under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred.

Besides Auburn, Baylor was an option for Reed but coach Bruce Pearl’s winning record lured him.

“I know his history of winning,” he stated.

Reed added, “It’s also a chance for me to go back home — and I can learn from a former NBA player in Chuck Person.”

Reed will be joining prospects Danjel Purifoy, Horace Spencer, and T.J. Dunans as new acquisitions for the Tigers.

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