Illinois State transfer and MVC All-Conference Second Team selection Antonio Reeves committed to the Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday. Labeled as one of the best scorers in the portal, Reeves averaged 20.1 points per game, while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc.
Reeves picked the Wildcats over Oregon, Nebraska, Xavier, and DePaul.
The Chicago, IL native discussed his decision with ESPN’s Paul Biancardi and why he chose to play in front of Big Blue Nation. “I want to learn from who I feel is the best and that is Coach Cal and his staff. Coach Cal loves his players, he loves the game, developed pros, and won a national championship.”
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— Antonio Reeves (@ToniooReeves) April 27, 2022
In three seasons in Normal, Reeves improved his game and became one of the best scorers at the mid-major level. His scoring totals increased from 7.2 PPG to 20.1 PPG, while his three-point percentage soared from 31.4 percent to 39 percent.
Prior to becoming a Redbird, Reeves attended historic Simeon High School in Chicago, where he tallied 21.7 points per game. He will now follow in the footsteps of former Simeon guard and No. 1 overall pick Derrick Rose, as he heads to play for Coach Cal.
As John Calipari and the Wildcats return National Player of the Year and dynamic point guard Sahvir Wheeler, the addition of Reeves increases the already lofty expectations in Lexington.