Posted On: 12/22/17 3:02 PM
Magic Reiford is one of the state’s best guards, and though his college interest may be starting to peak, he’s not paying much attention to that now.
The 6-foot guard is currently in the middle of his senior season with Labette County, and says the only interest that he knows of right now is from area D2 Pittsburg State.
“I just talked to Pitt State (after a game), but really my coach and my dad don’t let me know a lot about that, they just want me to focus on my season,” said Reliford.
“It would be nice to go to a D1 school, but a D2 would be fine, anywhere where I can just grow as a player would be nice.”
An elite scorer at the high school level, Reliford is known to have a precise jumper, and this season, he’s working to get to the hoop more, and get his teammates involved.
“My strengths are that I’m a scorer, I know how to control a game, but also I know when to go score. I like to score a lot, but I also like to get my team involved. If I can get my team going it’s really hard to beat us,” said Reliford.
“I’ve been working on my driving a lot more this year because I know me driving into the lane will open things up for my 3-point shot.”
He added: “I need to get bigger, get into the weight-room and stuff like that. My court-vision needs to improve, and I need to be more aggressive.”
Reliford’s Grizzlies started their season with a promising 4-1 record. He was averaging 23.8 points through those first five games. And doing so while being the squad’s primary leader on the floor.
“The last couple of years we’ve had a pretty young team, so it was always hard to compete with the other teams that had all the experience. And this year, I feel like I’ve taken on a lot more of the leadership role, we have some younger kids that are playing with us,” said Reliford, who laid out some remaining goals for the season
“I want to get to the 1,000 point club, that would be pretty cool; and just win state as a senior.”