As of this week, Asbury Park hometown hero Naz Reid has been signed to a four-year, six million dollar contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves after a solid summer league performance.
Reid originally attended Roselle Catholic in New Jersey for his high school career. Throughout those four years, he earned a top ten spot in ESPN’s rankings. He was a McDonald’s All American player because of his staggering fifteen points and eight rebounds per game average. He ended his high school career with a state championship win in a classic Tournament of Champions matchup.
From there, Reid committed to Louisiana State University (LSU). There, he averaged fourteen points and seven rebounds per game. He led Lousiana State University to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the March Madness tournament. They finished first in the Southeastern Conference with a twenty-eight and seven record.
Reid then announced that he was to declare for the NBA draft. Naz was projected to be a late first-round pick to early second-round pick. However, Naz went undrafted but was later signed to a two-way contract by the Timberwolves.
Reid was a huge factor in the Timberwolves ultimate summer league championship. Due to his 6’10” size and skill, he had a line of twenty-three points, eleven rebounds, and four assists per game. He was the top performer on the Timberwolves which led to their triumphs and now, his spot on the main roster.
How do you think Naz will perform in Minneapolis alongside players like Karl-Anthony Towns?