Class of 2020 Four Star Power Forward Jamille Reynolds Has Committed to Central Florida
Yesterday, the University of Central Florida (UCF) landed their first basketball commitment in the 2020 class when Jamille Reynolds committed to play for the Knights.
Reynolds is a four star recruit from St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a 6’10 power forward who can play both sides of the court very well.
“It means a lot to represent my city because it’s a small place,” Reynolds said when asked on what it means to represent his hometown the right way. ”Not a lot of people get the opportunity that I have to make it out of a rural area, so it means a lot.”
This summer he played for both E1T1 and Nightrydas Elite in the Nike EYBL. He averaged 4.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. In many games, he showed that he can dominate the glass and protect the rim. This was his final year of AAU and this was a big year for him because he was able to prove himself against elite competition.
“Playing with Nightrydas and E1T1 was huge for me because I got to play with stars and I got to play on a huge stage and got to showcase my skills,” Reynolds said.
Over the past few years, Reynolds was able to participate in a few big name camps, such as the Nike Elite 100 Camp, where he was able to play in front of many scouts. This was huge in helping Reynolds show that he could compete with elite competition.
“Going to those camps help me a lot it got me the exposure I needed,” Reynolds said. “I got to showcase my game in front of Nike scouts and executives.”
Reynolds chose UCF over Arkansas, Florida, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Georgia, VCU, Miami, Iowa State, Florida and many other schools. But UCF was the best fit for Reynolds for many reasons.
“UCF was different because they have always been here from the start when I wasn’t that good,” Reynolds said. ”At first they were there and now that I have blew up they are still here and I feel like they have the best coaching staff in college basketball. It’s the best fit for me because Coach Dawkins knows what I can do and he’s gonna let me play my game.”
Reynolds will be entering his senior season this year and will look to get Lakewood High School back to a state championship.