6-4 combo guard Marcquise Reed of Landover, Md., will make his second visit to Clemson in less than a year when he takes an official visit with the Tigers starting Thursday. His mother and grandfather will join him on the visit.
Reed's earlier trip to Clemson in late December was not for recruiting purposes. He was there to win a basketball game. Reed was a freshman for Robert Morris last season and played at Littlejohn Coliseum on December 30th. The Tigers won a tight game 64-57 and Reed was the game's high scorer with 21 points off the bench before fouling out. Reed went on to averaged 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game shooting 50% from the floor, 43% from three and 79% from the line.
Reed decided to transfer this spring and he has visited Southern Cal, Massachusetts and Tulsa. Clemson will be his final visit and he plans to have a decision on Monday.
"The last visit is usually the most important visit," Reed said. "I'm going there to have a good visit. They plan to do it up big. I'm going there to get a good look at the campus and the team and get a better relationship with the coaches."
Reed certainly got a good look at Brad Brownell's coaching style while preparing for that game in December. He reviewed several videos to get a better understanding for what the Tigers like to do and that has been helpful in his due diligence of the program.
"It fits me pretty well," he said. "They need a scorer and I think I can fill that role. They are a good defensive team so their style fits me pretty good."
With three visits behind him, Reed said he'll go into the Clemson visit open minded with no leader. And as he works on his decision, he'll compare and contrast the programs on five points.
"Style of play," Reed said. "Relationship with the coaches. Winning program. It's somewhere where I'm wanted. And it's family oriented."
Reed will have to sit out next season and will have three years of eligibility beginning in November of 2016.