Clemson University

Transfer guard wraps up Clemson visit with decision looming

Former Robert Morris guard Marcquise Reed completed his official visit to Clemson on Saturday and returned to his home in Landover, Md.

Reed made the visit with his mother and grandfather. This was the last of his four official visits. He also took at look at Massachusetts, Tulsa and Southern Cal.

Reed (6-4) plans to have a decision on Monday, and the Clemson visit gave him a lot to think about regarding the Tigers.

“It went good,” Reed said. “The coaches were real cool. I got to meet coach Brownell and his family. He’s a down to earth guy and he's going to make sure you are going to work. And Coach Riley, he's been recruiting me hard, and he’s a real cool guy. Obviously they are in the ACC and that's attractive. The campus was pretty cool and the people real friendly. It’s a college town. Everybody gets love. The facilities they’ve got coming, Littlejohn gym, that’s going to be nice so that’s attractive. The players, they were cool. I got to spend a lot of time with Jaron Blossomgame, a real good dude. They said they want me on the team, they think they can go real far with me and I can help them out a lot.”

Reed also got a good look at Clemson’s basketball future with him in the backcourt and saw things that piqued his interest.

“They try to get a lot of stuff in transition and he (Brownell) bases his offense off the players he’s got,” Reed said. “He knows I like the up and down and coming off ball screens so it would a lot of that, a lot of transition and transition ball screens. I like how he adapts to his players as the season goes on. My main role will be to come in and provide scoring like I’ve been doing.”

Reed will take Sunday to ponder his decision and will announce it sometime Monday via Twitter. He said there’s no favorite and he’s wide open to the four schools on his list. He has been touch with coaches from the other schools and all four are still in the running. He will consider several factors in making his decision.

“Basically how I feel about the coaches, my relationship with the coaches,” Reed said. “How I feel about the players. And where I’m going to play, the style of play that fits me the best.”

As a freshman at Robert Morris last season Reed averaged 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.