Auburn big man Trayvon Reed has been released from jail, per Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl. Reed had been serving a 15-day sentence for misdemeanor assault on a plainclothes police officer last summer, in Maryland. Speaking to the Montgomery Adviser, Pearl discussed Reed’s release.
“He is on his road to recovery,” Pearl said. “He’ll be back this summer. He will be back in school this summer.”
A 7’2″, 230 pound former four-star recruit from Snellville, Georgia, near Atlanta, Reed averaged 1.1 points and two boards over 8.9 minutes per contest his freshman season. When his sentence began two-plus weeks ago, Pearl said that Reed needed to get his act together while serving his time, specifically to “learn and grow.”
Reed is talented and has incredibly unique size for the collegiate level, so hopefully he can get his head screwed on straight and help Auburn get to its first NCAA Tournament since 2003, when the team reached the Sweet Sixteen under coach Cliff Ellis.
In its first season under Pearl, Auburn went 15-20 (4-14 SEC) and finished ahead only of Missouri in the SEC.