Aug. 2, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Ryan Reid, who played in more wins than any other player in Florida State basketball history (88) during his four-year career, helped lead Jamaica to a third-place finish at last week’s Caribbean Basketball Championship in Nassau, Bahamas. With its third-place finish, Jamaica is now qualified to play in the 2011 CentroBasket Championship along with the U.S. Virgin Islands (gold medal winning team) and the Bahamas (runner-up) in the tournament which was held at the Kendall Isaacs Gymnasium.
Reid, who earned his bachelor’s degree in social science from Florida State in 2010, spent the 2010-11 season helping lead the Tulsa 66’ers to the playoffs in the NBA Developmental League. A second round pick of the Indiana Pacers who was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on NBA Draft Night in 2010, Reid averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 48 of 50 games for the 66’ers. Reid scored in double figures 19 times including his career high of 17 points against the Iowa Energy and pulled down his career high of 14 rebounds against the Utah Flash.
Reid led Tulsa to a 33-17 regular season record and a tied for second-place finish in the west division standings of the NDBL. The 66’ers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a first round win over Texas before falling in the second round to Iowa in a two-game series.
Reid also played well in the Caribbean Championship as he scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds in leading Jamaica past Guyana in the second game of the group stage. Jamaica then fell in consecutive games against the US Virgin Islands and the Bahamas before defeating the British Virgin Islands, 55-54, to gain the bronze medal.