The Brooklyn Nets have signed Willie Reed to participate in their training camp, the team announced today. Signing Reed brings camp to 17 participants, with four players fighting for two spots.
A 6’10” forward-center, Reed spent most of last season in the NBA’s D-League, splitting 49 games between the ex-Nets affiliate Springfield Armor and the Reno Bighorns and averaging 14.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game. The season prior, Reed earned All D-League Honorable Mention with the Armor. The Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings both called Reed up to the NBA, but he has yet to play in an NBA game.
Reed played two years at St. Louis, averaging 12.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game in his second year. He declared for the NBA Draft in 2011 and went undrafted.
Reed will compete with Nets rookie Cory Jefferson, wandering center Jerome Jordan, and point guard Jorge Gutierrez for one of the two final spots on the Nets roster.