SUU Basketball Adds Two More Talented Shooters
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Men's basketball is excited to announce the signing of 6'2 guard Harrison Reede (Aberdeen, SD), and Tainui Taiaroa, a 6'6" combo guard (Las Cruces, NM).
Reede will join SUU from PHHoenix Prep, one of Arizona's premier basketball prep schools.
In his senior year, the sharp-shooting guard made 106 threes in 35 games, and in the highly esteemed 'Grind Session' tournament, featuring some of the top talents in the country, Reede averaged over 18 points per game and made nine three-pointers in two games.
Quotes from Jeter
"Harrison is a special shooter, a sniper that moves well off the ball. He will stretch opposing defenses with his deep-range ability. He's a freshman that will come in and add a great balance to our recruiting class."
Reede averaged 18.6 points per game, to go along with 2.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his senior season at PHHoenix Prep. He shot the deep ball at an unbelievable 44% clip and was 87% from the charity stripe.
Harrison is one of the best shooters in the country and can create for others as well. He will look to make an immediate impact as a freshman.
Taiaroa verbally committed to Western Illinois but followed coach Jeter to Southern Utah.
In his senior year with ABC Prep, he averaged 12 points, six rebounds, and five assists per game all while shooting it 38% from three.
"Tai Tai is a highly skilled multi-positional player." Said coach Jeter, "he has range from behind the arc and makes good decisions off the bounce. He has a very high ceiling. He played in the 'Grind Session' which is one of the toughest high school circuits in the country."
Against Keystone Academy, one of the top prep schools on the east coast, he had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Taiaroa also gets it done defensively, averaging two steals and a block per game.
"I am very excited to watch Tai Tai grow into a really good college point guard, with his size and play-making ability he can be something really special." Said Jeter.