The Saint Vincent men’s basketball program has announced the addition of Jesse Reed as a graduate assistant coach.
Reed joins Saint Vincent after starring collegiately at Division I American University in Washington D.C. Reed enjoyed a stellar four-year career with the Eagles, where he was a three-time All-Patriot League selection, totaling 1,405 points during his career.
Reed helped guide the program to the 2014 Patriot League Tournament Championship and a berth into the 2014 NCAA Division I Tournament. Off the court, he excelled academically, as he was a three-time all-academic team selection and was twice named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
“Jesse is going to be a great addition to our program,” said Saint Vincent men’s basketball head coach D.P. Harris. “He represents all the values that we look for in our program and understands the expectations in the classroom and on the court.”
Following his collegiate career at American, he played professionally in Luxembourg with Residence Walferdange, where he recorded 17 points, six rebounds and four assists per game during the season.
A native of Saltsburg, Reed was a standout player at Greensburg Central Catholic, earning Greensburg Tribune Review Player of the Year honors. He was also named Post Gazette Fab 5 and Second Team All-State. He tallied 1,599 during his high school career.
Reed is no stranger to Saint Vincent basketball, as his sister Janelle was a star player for the women’s basketball program and graduated back in 2009.
Jesse joins a Bearcat program that has five consecutive 20+ win seasons and four Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament championships and four PAC regular season championships during the past five seasons.
“Coach Harris is one of the best coaches in the country and I have known him for a long time,” Reed said. “I look forward to learning from him and helping the players be the best they can be on and off the court.”
The Bearcats open the 2017-18 regular season with a non-conference contest at Penn State Altoona on Nov. 15. The team’s home opener is scheduled for Nov. 18 against Hiram College at Carey Center.