Posted On: 09/19/18 5:12 PM

To play at the collegiate level, Jaylin Reed realized taking a Post-Graduate year at a prep school would be his best option. Despite receiving interest from Division I programs from schools like Lafayette and Army-West Points, Reed ultimately chose Fork Union Military Academy for one final season as a high school prospect.

“I just feel like I needed an extra year to work on my game,” Reed said. “Just to get ready for the next level.

“A lot of people my age already re-classed and stuff like that, so I really just needed the post-grad year to get ready for the next level.”

The last time we checked in with Reed was in 2016 when the rising guard was heading into his junior year. To read the previous story, click here.

Reed is thrilled for his opportunity to play in the prep ranks rather than making the jump straight to college. It will allow him to get adjusted to the faster pace while also honing in on his skills.

“I feel like we will have a pretty good team,” Reed said. “The school has a great history, I like Coach Donohue so we will see how it all goes.

“I’m really excited. I’m ready for it.”

The 6-foot-2 guard decided to not play AAU this season and turned his attention to the weight room. Reed spent the summer lifting weights and improving his condition for his PG year.

Not playing on the summer circuit put him at a disadvantage when it came to recruiting, but Reed is confident that offers are in the near future.

“Since I didn’t play AAU this summer, I didn’t really get in touch with many coaches,” Reed said. “So I am looking forward to getting a few offers this upcoming season, for sure.

“I have to keep working for that.”