“[J-Mychal] knows some of the key guys on the staff,” John Reese, J-Mychal’s father, told ESPN.com. “We’ve known [head] coach [Billy] Kennedy for years. I met him several years back when he was at Centenary. I think some of the things that really sold Mike was his style of play at Murray State; that’s one of the things that really had him sold. They play up tempo and play in attack mode.”
Reese is Texas A&M’s first commit in the class of 2012 but the Aggies are also going hard after point guard Javan Felix, shooting guard Je’Lon Hornbreak, small forward Jake Layman and center Shaquille Cleare. Reese has impressed lately including at the NBPA Top 100 Camp where he was a standout and displayed an overall smooth game. When our new class of 2012 prospect rankings come out this month, Reese will slide into the top 35 and will be labeled as a top five point guard.
Here’s our evaluation of Reese:
Reese is a point guard who has good three-point range and very good ball-handling skills. He has a very nice floater that he always hits in the middle of the paint after he blows by his defender. He is also surprisingly explosive and has a great quick first step which allows him to consistently get by his defender. Reese has good court vision as well. The biggest thing he needs to do is get a lot stronger and add a lot of muscle to his small frame. It should be interesting to watch his transition to college because although he plays the point and that’s what he’s built for he plays more like a two guard and scorer.
You can also check out a highlight tape of him below.
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