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Auburn’s Reed not enrolled in classes

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It appears Trayvon Reed will not be on the Auburn roster to begin the season for the second straight year.

According to a report from Matthew Stevens of the Montgomery Advertiser on Friday evening, Reed has not enrolled in classes this semester for “personal reasons” but is expected to re-enroll for the spring.

Reed, a top-100 recruit in the Class of 2014, began his college career with a brief stint at Maryland. He was dismissed from the team following a July 2014 arrest. He committed to Bruce Pearl and Auburn the next month, but wasn’t eligible to play until the second semester. In 23 appearances, the 7-foot-2 center averaged 1.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game.

An Auburn spokesperson told the Montgomery Advertiser that there is a possibility that Reed redshirts this season to preserve a full year of eligibility.

Auburn should make strides in Pearl’s second year, but it’s still early in the rebuilding process. Top rebounder Cinmeon Bowers returns and will be joined by Providence graduate transfer Tyler Harris and four-star forwards Danjel Purifoy and Horace Spencer on the frontline. Shooting guard T.J. Dunans, another f0ur-star recruit in Pearl’s first recruiting class, joins the back court along with Marshall transfer Kareem Canty.

Auburn begins the 2015-16 season at home against UAB on Nov. 13.

Auburn center Trayvon Reed released from jail

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Auburn center Trayvon Reed has been released from jail, head coach Bruce Pearl confirmed during the SEC meetings in Florida.

“He is on his road to recovery,” Pearl told the Montgomery Advisor. “He’ll be back this summer. He will be back in school this summer.”

Reed, who initially planned to enroll at Maryland, was arrested last July in College Park. He was seen by a police officer shoplifting less than $6 worth of snacks, and when the officer tried to arrest him, Reed fought back and broke fingers on the officer’s hand. He eventually enrolled at Auburn in December, playing sparingly for the Tigers for the final three months of the season. In April, he was sentenced to 15 days in prison.

Reed is expected to return to campus at some point this summer.

Auburn center Trayvon Reed receives 15-day jail sentence due to shoplifting arrest in Maryland

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7-footer Trayvon Reed was expected to be part of Maryland’s talented freshman class last season, but an arrest for shoplifting in July ended his time as a member of the program before the season ever began. Reed ultimately wound up at Auburn, joining Bruce Pearl’s program in December and playing sparingly for the Tigers.

On Wednesday Reed’s legal case was finally resolved, with a Maryland court ruling that he has to serve 15 days in jail for the second degree misdemeanor assault charge that he pleaded guilty to in December. That charge stemmed from Reed attempting to get away from an (out of uniform) officer who suffered a broken finger in the process.

“I want to thank coach Pearl for standing by me, not only today, but since I decided to come to Auburn,” Reed said in a release according to AL.com. “I am very sorry for my actions last summer. Coach teaches us that we must own up to and learn from our mistakes and I have. I look forward to putting this behind me and returning to school with my coaches, teammates and the rest of the Auburn family.”

Reed’s sentence is scheduled to begin May 11, and he will remain a member of the Auburn basketball program.

The Ten Most Important Midseason Additions

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Markus Kennedy, SMU: He’s not a transfer — Kennedy missed the first semester as a result of academic issues — but if he gets the grades he needs, Kennedy will be joining the Mustang lineup on Saturday against Michigan. He will be the best big man in the AAC, but will it be too late to turn the conference into more than just a one-bid league?

Jameel McKay, Iowa State: McKay will be eligible this week for the Cyclones. He’s a shotblocking presence and a front court athlete unlike anything that Fred Hoiberg has had in Ames, but on a team that’s built on spacing and having shooters at every position on the floor, how much of an impact will he really have?

Luke Fischer, Marquette: The former Indiana big man will be eligible for Marquette tonight against Arizona State, which is important for the Golden Eagles. They are in dire need of front court help.

Alex Murphy, Florida: Murphy never could find a spot in the Duke lineup, which is why he transferred out of the program last winter. Florida is dealing with all kinds of health and depth issues, and Murphy’s addition will help that. They take on Wake Forest in Gainesville on Saturday.

Jesse Morgan and Devin Coleman, Temple: Temple is just 6-4 on the season, but their back court depth will get quite a boost with the addition of Morgan (UMass) and Coleman (Clemson).

Trayvon Reed, Auburn: Reed began his Auburn career on Sunday, picking up four fouls in eight minutes. The 7-foot-1 top 100 recruit is talented and promising, but he’s still very much a prospect at this point. His impact this season will be minimal.

Eric McClellan, Gonzaga: McClellan will be eligible to play for the Zags on January 8th, and while adding a player that averaged 14.3 points in the SEC sounds, on paper, like a big addition, but there aren’t many minutes to be add in that perimeter. Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr. and Byron Wesley will get their 25-30 minutes, and Kyle Dranginis and Silas Melson will be the first two off the bench.

Savon Goodman, Arizona State: Goodman flamed out at UNLV after he was arrested for breaking into a friend’s apartment and stealing shoes, money and video games. He’ll be eligible at Arizona State beginning tonight. He’ll add perimeter depth, but it likely won’t be a difference-maker for the Sun Devils.

George Marshall, South Dakota State: Marshall played a season and a half at Wisconsin before Trae Jackson took over the starting point guard roll. He’ll be eligible at SDSU on Thursday and should step into the starting point guard role for a team that is 6-3 overall and could win the Summit League.

Cam Biedscheid, Jacksonville State?: There’s a question mark there for a reason. Biedscheid has been all over the place, leaving Notre Dame midway through the 2012-2013 season before getting shipped out at Missouri. He was supposed to be headed to Iona, but that never materialized. The latest? A report saying he’s headed to Jacksonville State and will try to get eligible for this season. Biedscheid is a former four-star recruit and will be one of the best players in the Ohio Valley if he ever ends up playing there.

Auburn adds former Maryland signee Trayvon Reed to roster

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While junior forward Cinmeon Bowers has been one of the best rebounders in college basketball, as he’s grabbing 11.1 caroms per contest, the fact of the matter is that Auburn needs to find some options capable of helping in in the paint ahead of the start of SEC play. Friday afternoon the program announced that a player they hope will prove capable of assisting Bowers has been ruled eligible to compete immediately.

7-footer Trayvon Reed, who was briefly a member of the Maryland program before being dismissed following his arrest in late-July, was officially added to the Auburn roster Friday according to Brandon Marcello of AL.com. Reed committed to Auburn in late August, and last week the freshman pleaded guilty to second-degree misdemeanor assault in a Maryland court.

“You go through the process,” Pearl said. “He came for several unofficial visits and visited with a number of different people on campus. This was not a decision that I could make by myself, so therefore it was something we involved a lot of different people in as it relates to visiting him, interviewing him, talking to him and trying tot make a determination whether or not he could be successful at Auburn and whether he was truly accountable and it was determined that he was.”

Reed is one of two players who were added to the Auburn roster on Friday, with sophomore forward Alex Thompson being the other. Without much depth in the front court the Tigers have struggled on the glass, ranking eighth in the SEC in defensive rebounding percentage (69.0%) and 14th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.1%).

While Reed is eligible to play immediately, whether or not he plays in Auburn’s game at Clemson on Sunday has not been determined.

Report: Auburn commit Trayvon Reed’s trial gets delayed

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Auburn commit Trayvon Reed will have his trial postponed until Dec. 19, his attorney, David Putzi told Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun.

The 7-foot-1 Reed was dismissed from the Maryland basketball team after being charged with theft under $100 and second-degree assault in late July. Reed was arrested outside of a 7-Eleven in College Park on July 30 when he allegedly got into an altercation with an undercover police officer.

The officer said he saw Reed take three items from the store worth less than $6 and leave without paying. More details on the arrest and Reed’s pending charges can be found here.

Reed eventually ended up committing to Auburn and will transfer into the program after first semester, when he hopes to be qualified and ready to go.