Berkshire’s Reid Makes the Call
As Steve Pikiell has rebuilt the Stony Brook basketball program over the last seven years, he has continued to return to his New England roots on the recruiting trail.
Earlier this week he landed his latest commitment from the New England region as Berkshire’s Ahmad Reid committed to the Seawolves.
Reid is actually a New York native, who has spent the last two plus years in the hills of northern Massachusetts, but will be returning closer to home when he arrives on Stony Brook’s campus next fall.
“The school is only an hour from my house so my parents can come see me play,” he said.
While the athletic swingman’s time in New England may be drawing nearer to the end, his legacy is likely to live on long after he leaves Berkshire’s campus.
In just over two seasons at the NEPSAC school, Reid has already scored over 1300 points and sits just over 100 away from becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer.
He’s averaging over 30 points per game this season, including a 28 point performance at Loomis Chaffee holiday tournament in front of Pikiell and Stony Brook assistant coach Dan Rickard.
Reid picked up his latest scholarship offer shortly afterwards and was on Stony Brook’s campus just a few days later for an unofficial visit.
“I had been up over Thanksgiving break to watch them play,” Reid told the New England Recruiting Report, “and I went back for my unofficial on the 23rd of December.”
“I really like the coaching staff,” he said. “Coach Pikiell and Coach Rickard, I felt they genuinely cared for me and my well being.”
Reid is an athletic swingman who can create offense for himself and others while also being a consistent shooting threat from behind the three-point line. He was named NEPSAC Class B Player of the Year as a junior and led Berkshire to the Class B finals where they fell to Kingswood-Oxford in double overtime and ran with Long Island Lightning Dingle on this summer’s grassroots circuit.
Reid is the fourth player to commit to Stony Brook in the class of 2012, joining big man Jameel Warney, swingman Ryan Burnett, and point guard Carson Puriefoy, to give Pikiell and company one of the America East’s best incoming classes.