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Willie Reed set to join Nets in training camp


With training camp set to begin on Saturday, and still roster spots to be filled out by the Nets, the team has elected to bring in former Armor standout Willie Reed, a 6'10" power forward.  Reed, a product of St. Louis University, is 24.

Reed was angling for a call up from some team for two years, starting during his time in Springfield. He was twice  signed by NBA teams, the Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings. This summer, he played for the Indiana Pacers.

Reed spent 44 games with the Armor last season, after being cut by the Grizzlies, then five with the Reno Bighorns after being demoted by the Kings. He averaged more than 14 points per game, nearly 10 rebounds and nearly two blocks per game. Reed also shot 59% from the floor.

Later Monday, Reed had another announcement.

Reed will be the 17th and final player in Nets training camp which begins on Saturday.  The team had 19 players competing for places on the 15-man roster last season, but decided to go with 17 this season.  Of the 17, 13 have fully guaranteed deals.  Reed, Jorge Gutierrez, Cory Jefferson and Jerome Jordan have either partially guaranteed or non-guaranteed deals.

Here's a Reed highlight reel from last season with the Armor.