The stepfather of Maryland basketball recruit Trayvon Reed said Tuesday that his son’s move from the Atlanta suburbs to a Christian-based private school in New Jersey was based largely on getting the 7-1 center into the kind of academic environment that would allow him to be eligible to play as a freshman in 2014-15.
Reed, who is considered one of the top high school centers in the country and is rated as high as No. 6 at his position nationally, enrolled Monday at the Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J. Daniel Moore said his son had initially planned to go to a school in Indiana, but the family learned last week that the school didn’t have room for him.
“I was a little late getting that together," Moore said. "I just wanted to put him in a place where he could get the [academic] attention that he needed, and he could stay focused, work hard and be eligible to play next year. It wasn’t all about him going to a certain play to play basketball."