Class of 2018 wing A.J. Reeves
A.J. Reeves has been one of the standouts throughout camp so far. The class of 2018 New England native has consistently made shots and has been aggressive in taking them. He has been working on this part of his game.
“I’ve just been trying to perfect my jump shot for so long,” Reeves said. “I just wanted to prove to everyone and myself that when I shoot it, it’s going to go in at a consistent rate and high level.”
Reeves is looking at four schools in Providence, Villanova, Virginia and Louisville. Providence has made a good impression on Reeves.
“Providence is a really good school, I visited there multiple times,” said Reeves. “Everytime I go there I get the impression that they are with their guys. They want what is best for the guys on and off the court.”
Villanova’s winning tradition is also intriguing to the class of 2018 wing.
“Villanova is hardworking like every other school on my list,” he said. “Their hard work runs deep within the team and it pays off with championships.”
The Virginia Cavaliers’ player development is a big reason why they remain on Reeves’ list.
“Virginia is a top-25 school in ACC play,” Reeves said. “They develop their players with guys like Malcolm Brogden and other guys in the NBA. They develop high level guys after high level guys.”
Louisville is another program that Reeves thinks does a good job with its player development.
“Donovan Mitchell is about to be like thirteen or something in the draft,” he said. “He played in the same league as me, the NEPSAC at Brewster Academy. I watched him a lot and it just showed me how hard he worked and what Louisville can do for you.”
Visits could come soon for Reeves as he will talk to people in corner about what will be the next move with his recruitment.
“I’ve been talking to some of the schools about setting up visits in the future,” he said. “I’m just talking to my family and coaches about that.”