We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Callahan Reed of Lake Norman Charter.
We’ve seen Reed throughout his development, including last summer, where we stated, “No team was more fun or exciting to watch than Lake Norman Charter, and Reed was a massive part of their entertainment value. He’s somewhat unassuming to the naked eye, but we’ve seen the young guard continually elevate his game over the last few months and now appears to be a clear scholarship-worthy prospect. Few guys have been able to offer a similar combination of three-point shooting and playmaking. Reed is smart, tough, and should continue turning heads with his ability.”Followed later with, “This past weekend was particularly difficult for the Riptide, as Callahan Reed was sidelined for most of the weekend with an injury. He might have red hair and freckles, but Reed is an absolute killer. He provides this team with another shooting, ball-handling presence that continually stands out as the craftiest passer on the team. Reed defends, rebounds, and is just as vital as anyone to the success of this team. He has a very appealing two-way game and could be poised for a breakout junior season.”
Although Donovan Atwell was the leading scorer for the Knights, Reed deserves a ton of credit for his IQ, scoring, and playmaking from the point guard position. He’s a true floor general that seems to always catch opponents by surprise with his quickness, toughness, and overall craftiness as a creator. Reed’s effective shooting ability allows him to slide off-ball and play alongside another point guard quite seamlessly. His positioning and anticipation makes him a reliable defender with the ability to force turnovers at a solid rate. Last season, Reed posted nightly averages of 10.4 PPG, 7.3 APG, 3.1 RPG, and 2.8 SPG. His numbers speak for themselves. Reed possesses the tools and ability to succeed at the next level, so it’ll be exciting to see which programs emerge over the next calendar year.