Isaac Reid Commits to Loyola

Nov. 9, 2006

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola men's basketball head coach Jimmy Patsos announced today that Isaac Reid from Angleton, Texas, has formally accepted a scholarship offer from the Greyhounds and join the program beginning with the 2007-08 season.

A 6-5, 225-pound forward, Reid selected to come East and play in Baltimore rather than stay home and play for any of the Texas-based schools that were recruiting him. His Angleton HS team has posted a 62-10 record over the last two seasons and last year's edition finished second in the state, losing in the Texas state semifinals to the No. 11 team in the country. The Angleton HS coach the last two seasons is Tom Penders Jr.

"He is a great player who comes from a great coach in Tommy Penders," Patsos said in making the announcement. "They play an up-tempo style similar to ours. We are looking for him to help us immediately and he can play the 3, 4 or 5 positions. He's a good student and a good fit for Loyola."

Reid was selected as the District 24-4A Defensive Player of the Year and the Brazoria County Player of the Year following his junior season in which Angleton HS posted a 35-4 record. He averaged 10.4 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. Built like a football tight end, Reid is an athletic player who can run the floor and fit into a couple of different spots in the Greyhounds' offense and defense.

"Isaac is a tough kid, a typical MAAC animal," Penders said of his senior. "He is the type of kid who has done well in the MAAC. He's an incredible athlete who can shot it from the outside as well as post up and his best dimension is his toughness.

"Jimmy Patsos and Brian Blaney did a great job recruiting him," Penders continued. "To get a kid from Texas to go to Baltimore says a lot to the job they did and the program they are building."

With just two seniors on this year's roster, the signing of Reid potentially leaves one more available scholarship for next year.