Shawn Reid 6-5 Post Falls high school Post Falls Idaho
The Bobcats were the first D-1 program to identify and start recruiting Reid in the summer 2008. After a good summer in 2009 playing for the Eastern Washington Elite Red AAU team a lot more schools were beginning to take notice of Reid, but when the Bobcats offered that summer he committed.
Reid averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds this season for Post Falls, as Post falls won the 5-A (Idaho’s highest division) State championship and Reid was named tourney MVP. Despite this though I have heard from a few sources that they felt his production this season was not quite what was expected. Still, though Reid played on a much tougher team this year than in the past, a team that featured a hot shooting sophomore guard who really like hoist up shots. Reid had quite a few huge scoring game of 25+ points, and then other where he seemed content to let other score.
Reid reminds me a lot of Eric Rush. He does not have the ball skills of Rush but is much more physical at this stage in his career. Has range, out to three point territory, but also likes to initiate contact inside on the drive or post up. He a very good rebounder for a perimeter player, he is one of those players who just has a knack for knowing where the ball is going to bounce. He is a very smooth athletic player with good springs on him.
I see Reid as more of a small forward who could play some at guard eventually down the line. He will need to develop his ball handling skills to do this though. I think he is capable to challenge for some playing time next year, but it may ultimately it may come down to a battle between him and fellow true freshman Chris McCall battling it out. Winner gets a spot on the active roster and the loser looking at a redshirt. I would give an edge to McCall but Reid has the potential with a very productive off season to make some waves.
Here is ESPN’s evaluation of Reid
Shawn Reid | SF
Hometown Post Falls, ID
High School Post Falls High School
Position rank Small Forward # 133
Weight 195 lbs.
ESPN Overall Rating 81
ESPN Small Forward Rank #133
July, 2009: His size (more specifically, lack thereof) might limit the length of looks he gets from the mid-major or above level of recruiters, because he is much more “forward” than “guard” right now. He takes the ball right at defenders aggressively and works hard to free himself without the ball. He’s got an acceptable pull-up jumper to the 14 to 16 foot range.