Art by Ada
|No. 2 – Biloxi Voodoo|
|Species||Red Squirrel ( Sciuridae )|
Holly Ridge, NC
|Listed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Listed weight||161 lb (73 kg)|
|School||East Coast University|
|FBA draft||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle Summit|
|Pro playing career||2018–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2021 Salary||$4 million|
|2022 Salary||$3.5 million|
|2023 Salary||$4 million|
|2024 Salary||$4 million|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Reed grew up in a small town, one of hardly a thousand furs, on the coast of North Carolina. Despite being an eighty years old town they still heavily relied on the nearby military base and tourism, leading many in town to struggle to make ends meet.
Being the youngest of a four from a family struggling to live paycheck to paycheck meant Reed grew up mostly receiving hammy-downs. Whether that be over-sized, faded clothes or a worn-down bike, Reed grew to appreciate whatever was his. One of his best memories was of a summer when he was seven, his granddad visited and brought along a gift for each of them. Reed’s gift shaped his life more than his granddad could probably have ever guessed when he handed the young squirrel a brand new basketball.
The young squirrel practically ran out of the house giddy ready to play with his new toy, which he happened to take to quickly. While his siblings would go off to the beach to hunt shells to sell to tourist, he would be at the one public park playing. He would spend hours alone just practicing his jump shot and dribbling as fast as possible around the court. Eventually getting so good he would gamble on basketball games, challenging tourists kids, and even some military brats to games for a couple of dollars. Which almost got him suspended at one point, but likely the school did not want to risk jeopardizing their best player so let him off with a warning.
By senior year Reed had played well enough to land a full-ride scholarship to a D2 school, becoming the first of his family to attend college, where he would play basketball and study business. After having a successful Sophomore season he was given a golden opportunity. East Coast University, a D1 program, had extended a scholarship offer to come play basketball and finish his education. The squirrel had barely finished reading the letter before running to the phone to tell his parents the news.
After red-shirting for the season due to the transfer, Reed found himself playing at the true collegiate level of play. There he could no longer dominate, finding himself disadvantaged in part due to his size. But his quick speed, ball handling, and long-range shooting kept him relevant on the team and he continued to develop his offensive weapon to the point that he was a serious threat if given the smallest space from beyond the 3 point line. Even then the team had marginal success, failing to make the Big Dance his final year of eligibility.
With diploma in hand, Reed has decided to take a chance and continue to play the sport that has given him so many opportunities. Maybe it will give him one more in the FBA.