|High School:||Bishop Montgomery HS '11|
|Previous College:||Los Angeles Trade Tech|
Hayford on Reid: “We’re really
excited to have Kyle join our program. The next two years he could
be a real difference maker as we pursue the top echelon in the
conference. A big reason we got him was that he was Tyler
Harvey’s teammate in high school. He saw the experience Tyler
has had here and Kyle had a great recruiting visit. The opportunity
to be reunited with one of his high school best friends gave us the
edge over a lot of really good schools – schools that have
been in the NCAA Tournament. We looked to the next stage of
building our basketball program, having most of our team returning
and a couple of talented redshirts. We felt the one pressing need
in the program was an athletic front court player to provide
full-court depth and match-up against some of the better front
court players in the conference. (Junior-to-be) Venky Jois can do
that pretty well but he needs help. Kyle Reid solves all those
issues. We were really fortunate to sign him.”
Junior College: Reid attended Los Angeles Trade Tech and was rated as the third-best power forward by Gerry Freitas Hoop Review Scouting Service. He averaged 14.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game as a sophomore in the 2013-14 season when he earned All-South Coast honors in the North Division. He also averaged 1.0 assists and made 49.4 percent of his field goal attempts.
HS: Reid graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School in California in 2011. Bishop Montgomery is the same school where Eastern sharp-shooting guard Tyler Harvey and Ognjen Miljkovic both played. Harvey and Reid were starters together for two seasons before both graduated in 2011. Miljkovic graduated in 2013 and played at EWU as a true freshman in the 2013-14 school year. Reid and Harvey helped lead Bishop Montgomery to the Del Rey League title their senior season with an 8-0 record. The Knights finished the year 20-7 and advanced to the second round of the CIF Playoffs (Southern Section Division 3AA). Harvey averaged 18 points to earn first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division 3AA honors as a senior and has brought his high-scoring abilities to Eastern. He was a first team All-Big Sky Conference selection as a sophomore in the 2013-14 season, averaging a league-leading 21.8 points with a school-record 109 3-pointers.
Personal: Interdisciplinary studies major. Born Dec. 1, 1993, in Cleveland, Ohio. Parents are Thomas and Stephanie Reid.