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Tyrel Reed biography

Date of birth : 1989-04-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-16
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA national championship

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Tyrel Reed is an American basketball layer for the Kansas Jayhawks of the NBA.

A two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team member... A regular in the rotation each of the last two seasons... Has been a part of one NCAA National Championship, one NCAA Elite Eight, two NCAA Sweet 16s, three Big 12 regular-season titles and two Big 12 Tournament championships while at KU... Son of a coach who can impact a game in many ways... Can run the team at the point, but also has great range for the two guard position... A proven winner who guided his high school to three state playoff appearances with one title and a 95-4 four-year record... An outstanding student who has already completed his coursework for his exercise science degree, with a minor in business, and will graduate in December upon completion of his internship.

Played in all 36 contests and logged 15.6 minutes per game... Averaged 5.1 points and had seven games with 11 or more points... Led Kansas in three-point field goal percentage at 47.3 percent... Made at least one three in 26 games and multiple threes in 10 contests... Made 44 three-pointers and 69.8 percent of his field goals made were from beyond the arc for the season... Went 18-for-34 (52.9 percent) from three-point range in Big 12 play... In the final seven games of the season, was 14-for-23 (60.9 percent) from beyond the arc... Had 13 games where he shot 60 percent or better from the field... Recorded a 2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio with 39 assists and 15 turnovers... Was 15-for-18 (83.3 percent) from the free throw line... Scored a season-high 15 points against Kansas State (3/13) in the title game of the Big 12 Championship... Answered that with a 12-point effort against Lehigh (3/18) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... Tied career high with four three pointers twice - 4-4 vs. Missouri (1/25) and 4-5 vs. Central Arkansas (11/19).

Averaged 20.7 minutes with two starts in 2008-09... Was the first player off the bench in 13 games... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection who was nominated for Academic All-America... Had eight games in double figures... Made multiple threes 17 times... His last 15 field goals were from beyond the arc... Third on the team with 49 three-pointers... Matched his career high in free throws made with a 6-for-6 effort against Dayton (3/22) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament... Started second game of his career at Kansas State (2/14)... Pulled down a career-high five rebounds at Missouri (2/9)... Set a career high with 14 points against Siena (1/6), including a career-best six free throws... Made a career-high four three-pointers against New Mexico State (12/2)... Tied a career-high with five assists vs. Syracuse (11/25)... Scored 12 points in his first career start against UMKC (11/16).

(Fall 2008):
Started in all three games in KU's 3-0 trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... Averaged 24 minutes, 8.7 points and two rebounds per game... Shot 50 percent (8-for-16) from the field for the three games... Tied for the team high with five steals in the three contests... Made all seven free throw attempts... Led team with three assists and two steals in the 84-83 win against Carleton... Had 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting versus the Ravens.

Played in 23 games during KU's national championship season... Averaged 6.3 minutes and 2.0 points... Had six games with 10-plus minutes played... Went 11-for-24 (45.8 percent) from three point range and had seven of his 11 threes in the first four games... Hampered with ankle(s) injuries early in the season... Dished out 21 assists on the season with five games of multiple dimes... Saw action in four NCAA Tournament games, including the final minute against North Carolina in the national semifinal... Logged 10 minutes against Texas Tech (3/3) on Senior Night... Scored his conference high six points against Colorado (2/16), going 2-for-3 from three point range... Recorded his first collegiate block vs. Nebraska (1/26)... Was perfect from the field (3-for-3) with eight points in 10 minutes against Yale (12/29)... His three rebounds against Eastern Washington (12/5) were the most of his collegiate career... Played a season-high 21 minutes and scored eight points, including two three pointers, with a career-high five assists against Northern Arizona (11/21)... Scored 11 points, shot 4-for-5 from the field and 3-for-4 from three-point range in his collegiate debut against ULM (11/9).

High School:

Named Mr. Kansas Basketball following his senior season in which he averaged 26.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals... Led class 3A Burlington High to a third-place finish in the Kansas state playoffs his senior year... Was also Kansas' Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior... Four time all-state selection... Averaged 23.6 points as a junior... Amassed an incredible high school record going 26-0 his freshman year, 22-1 as a sophomore, 23-1 his junior season and 24-2 his senior campaign for a 95-4 combined record... Holds all-time school records in points (1,710), steals (323) and assists (365)... Coached by his father, Stacy Reed... Four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field... Excelled in the long jump, winning the state championship his senior year with a 22-05.25 jump... Also finished second in the 400m.


Born in Eureka, Kan... Parents are Stacy and Debbie Reed... Completed his coursework for his exercise science degree, with a minor in business, and will graduate in December... Plans to go to physical therapy school... Mother, Debbie, is a teacher... Sister, Lacie, is a former KU manager for the basketball team... Carried a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school.

Career Honors:

2009-10: Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (fall 2009, spring 2010). 2008-09: Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (fall 2008, spring 2009). 2007-08: Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (fall 2007, spring 2008).

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