Reid ranked among nation’s leading long-range shooters
Quitman basketball ace, senior Jace Reid, ended a superb career as a Quitman Bulldog averaging 24.6 points per game this season.
Reid was one of the nation’s top three-point shooters making 114 long range shots. He finished 26th in the nation in made three-pointers. Not only has Reid been a prolific scorer, he has high academic achievements.
Reid has been named to the Texas High School Coaching Association’s (THSCA) Academic All State Elite team and the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All State team as well. He was also named to the UIL’s Class 3A Region 2 All-Region team. Reid was also named the District 12-3A offensive Player of the Year.
The opportunity to play at the next level has always been a dream of the 6’3” Bulldog star. With the spread of the coronavirus, college recruiting has slowed.
Reid is being recruited by Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla.
“They have not officially offered me anything yet, but they have shown that they want me to play for them,” Reid said. “I think it would be a great opportunity for me to play at the next level. I’m just trying to figure out where I want to go at the moment. If I don’t go play college basketball somewhere I want to go to Texas A&M to study kinesiology and become a teacher and coach.”
He played for his father, Coach Jim Reid, at the varsity level during his high school career.
“It was tough at times when we weren’t doing so hot, but it was all worth it to be able to play for my dad and with good friends I have had since the eighth grade,” Reid added. “It has been a great time for me and I am glad I got to do it.”
The current status of the spread of the coronavirus has been hard on Reid.
“I’m getting really bored, I’m ready to get started working out again and playing basketball,” Reid said. “I’m trying to stay ready and right now just hang out with my family and spend more time with them.”
Reid had been invited to play in three all-star games where college scouts had a chance to watch players who have yet to sign a letter-of-intent. Those all-star contests were the Azalea Orthopedic, Hoops for Autism and Scouting Report Tournament. The Azalea Orthopedic game has been canceled while the Hoops for Autism has been scheduled for April 14 at Spring Hill. The Scouting Report game is postponed.
In Reid’s stellar senior season, he not only averaged 24.6 points per game while being double-teamed most games, he also averaged 8.6 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists and 3.2 steals. He had one stretch during the Quitman Tournament where he scored over 40 points three games in a row.
“I have had players who scored 40 in a game, but never one who did it three games in a row,” Jim Reid said.