In front of the entire Middle and Upper Schools, yesterday morning, AJ Reeves ’18 signed his letter of intent with Providence College to play D-1 basketball as a Friar.
Reeves is ranked as the 42nd best high school player in the nation, as well as the 6th best shooting guard. He has scored over 1,300 points as a Gator, and he hopes to reach 2,000 points before the end of his final season here.
“It feels great to be signed with Providence,” said Reeves. “I’ve been working hard all of my life to do this, to go to a D-1 school. I just want thank my parents, Brimmer and May and Coach Tom Nelson for guiding me to be where I am today. I also want to thank my parents for always being openminded and helping me through this process.”
Varsity 1 Basketball Head Coach Tom Nelson spoke highly of Reeves and his accomplishments, noting that the star recruit has worked extremely hard, both on and off the court, to attain his dream of playing in the Big East.
“Because of Brimmer and May, he is prepared to handle Providence College from an academic standpoint,” Nelson said, also noting that Reeves is also an honor roll student. “He is truly on the better players that I’ve ever coached, and I’ve coached some good ones. More than that, he’s a better person than he is a basketball player, and that’s a lot to say because he’s a really good basketball player.”
Assistant Head for Academic Affairs Joe Iuliano said that the entire community is proud of Reeves.
“This is a match made in heaven,” Iuliano said. “Providence fits what AJ has been aiming for—a great school with a high end basketball program in close proximity to family and friends. We are proud to send another well-prepared student-athlete out into the world.”