By Evan Grice
All her life, Piedmont Lady Wildcat basketball player Bre Reid has dreamed of playing basketball at a Division 1 school following her high school career.
Last Friday, she made that dream a reality.
Reid officially made a verbal commitment to play for the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane following her senior season of basketball.
“I’m so excited but nervous at the same time about this,” Reid said during an interview Tuesday night. “It’s also a dream come true to be able to play Division 1 college basketball. I’ve worked so hard for this and I know I still have a lot of work to do. But, just knowing I have this chance is an amazing feeling.”
Reid made her decision after going on an official visit to the campus on the same day that she committed, where she also got to watch some of her future teammates take part in practice.
However, Tulsa had their eyes on Reid long before she went for an official visit to see the team practice.
“Tulsa had offered me something following our team camp visit,” Reid said. “I just got a great feel for everyone when I was there and it felt right for me. The coaches were amazing and I knew I wanted to spend my college days playing basketball at the next level for TU.”
During her junior season with the Lady Wildcats, Reid averaged 9.6 points per game during the season and was named to the Suburban Conference Second Team list at the end of the season.
Now with her college choice out of the way, Reid added that she can focus squarely on this season and helping the Piedmont Lady Wildcats get back to the state tournament, and possibly a state title in the process to end her career.
“This feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” she said. “It’s a great feeling knowing that I won’t have to worry about which college scout is going to be watching me or anything. This just means that I’m going to have to be in the gym a lot more and work my hardest during my senior year of being a Lady Wildcat.”
Reid will be one of many returning starters coming back this season for the Lady Wildcats under the guidance of second year head coach Jamie Hill.