Ichabods add DI transfer and Topeka native to roster

Washburn SID

TOPEKA, Kan. — Washburn head basketball coach Bob Chipman has announced Topeka native and Division I transfer Jeff Reid has signed a scholarship agreement with the Ichabods to play this fall. He joins Alex North (Topeka, Kan./Topeka West), Andre Quarles (Chicago, Ill/South Suburban), Brandon Scaife (Blue Springs, Mo./State Fair) and Zack Riggins (Leavenworth, Kan./NorthFlorida) who have already inked with the Ichabods.

“Jeff is a tremendous scorer,” Chipman said. “He has great potential and he’s a great kid too. You can’t talk enough about having a player like him in your program who can impact the team and the players around him. We’re excited and thrilled to have him play here for hopefully four years as we’re looking to receive a medical redshirt for him for his first season at St. Louis.”

Reid (6-4, 185), who missed the spring semester at St. Louis University after suffering a concussion, played in five games for the Bilikens averaging 4.6 minutes per game scoring two points … played in the first half against Notre Dame … scored on a layup versus Iowa State … had one rebound in nine minutes of action against Mississippi Valley State … blocked a shot in the Nebraska game … played four minutes against Southeast Missouri State … in high school he was voted Mr. Kansas Basketball by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association … named first-team All-State … selected to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game for the North squad … led Hayden to third-place finish in the 2009 Kansas Class 4A tournament … averaged 19.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting 50.7 percent from the field, 42.2 percent from 3-point range and 86.1 percent from the free-throw line … as a junior, averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists … shot 55 percent from the field, 37 percent from 3-point range and 73 percent from the free-throw line … led the Wildcats to a 25-1 record, including a 21-game winning streak, and the state championship … two-time first-team All-State selection by the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle … twice voted the Centennial League Player of the Year and first-team All-City … also lettered in football.