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  Xavier Reed

Xavier Reed

Player Profile

RS Freshman

Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215




Information Systems

Cal State Northridge:
Has a tremendous upside, according to the Matador coaching staff ... Can score on the perimeter and can play with his back to the basket ... A tremendous person with solid character.

2007-08 Season:

Osseo Senior High School:
Graduated from Osseo High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2007 ... Ended his prep career as the fourth leading scorer and fifth leading rebounder in school history ... A three-time All-State player and a nominee for Minnesota Player of the Year during his senior campaign ... Earned all-league and team MVP honors three straight years ... A four-year starter ... Averaged 16.0 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in leading his team to a 24-6 record during his senior season ... Scored in double figures in 23 of the team's 29 games ... Scored 20 or more points in seven games including a season-high 30 points against Andover and 25 points in games against Sibley and Maple Grove ... In five games during his senior campaign, Reed grabbed ten or more rebounds including a season-high 19 against Centennial and 12 against Century ... For his efforts in 2006-07, Reed was named Honorable Mention All-State by Associated Press, first team all-conference and team MVP ... At the 2007 Minnesota High School All-Star game, was named MVP with 35 points, 16 rebounds and 12 assists in two games ... During his junior campaign, averaged 18.0 ppg in leading the Orioles to an 18-8 mark.

Matador Memo:
Born April 26, 1989 in Missoula, Mt ... Parents are Janice and Tony Reed ... Two of his cousins include Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks, and former Knicks' great Willis Reed ... Has one sister, Azaria (8) ... Recruited by numerous schools including Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northern Iowa ... A big fan of Amare Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns ... Favorite actor is Will Smith ... Lists his favorite movies as Coming to America, and Friday, and his favorite tv show as Fresh Prince of Bel Air ... Enjoys soul food, but not a big fan of fruit ... Favorite musical group is G-Unit ... Listed his greatest sports moment was when his team won the Minnesota state AAU championship at the buzzer ... The best athlete he has played against is Kevin Love, a freshman center at UCLA ... One of his favorite pre-game rituals is to watch Above the Rim ... NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett, formerly of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is the most famous person he has ever met ... The person in history he would most like to have met would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Would like to switch places for a day with Kobe Bryant ... If he could have dinner with any two people (past or present), they would be his grandfather and Will Smith ... The best advice he was ever given was to never be afraid of anybody ... His advice to young people is stay focused on what you want ... Jamie Foxx would play the lead role if a movie were made about his life ... Says he can't live without his cell phone ... Says his sister always makes him smile ... His greatest hero is his dad because he conducts himself in public, honors his business and provides for his family ... Information Systems major.