Florida men's hoops team lands commitment from 4-star forward out of California
The Florida men’s basketball team got a big boost to its 2022 recruiting class on Tuesday.
Jalen Reed, a 4-star power forward out of Southern California Academy, announced on Twitter that he had committed to the Gators. He had been deciding from a final 5 that also included Arizona State, Maryland, Oklahoma and Ole Miss.
However, Reed opted to become the third player in Florida’s 2022 class, joining 5-star power forward Malik Reneau and 3-star guard Denzel Aberdeen.
— Jalen Reed (@jayreedd) October 26, 2021
Reed is the No. 93 overall recruit in the 2022 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, as well as the No. 18 power forward and the No. 8 recruit from California.
It wasn’t a surprise that Ole Miss had been included in Reed’s top 5. His father, Justin, played for the Rebels from 2000-04 and was a first-team All-SEC selection during his senior season.
But the younger Reed will be playing for a different SEC program when he joins Mike White’s program at Florida.