Trever Reid was eager to continue his basketball career on the collegiate level, but he was also seeking the right fit for him.
Reid eventually found the perfect fit — Pitt Community College.
On Wednesday morning, The C.B. Aycock senior signed a national letter of intent to play with the Bulldogs.
“It feels great. During this senior year with the pandemic and everything, we had to fight,” Reid said. “The season didn’t go how I wanted it to, but I hope I was a leader for the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors that are coming up.
“After my last game, I was ready to go to the next level.”
Pitt Community College initially got on Reid’s radar after conversations with his coaches at C.B. Aycock.
Reid then attended a workout at Pitt Community College and quickly realized he wanted to become a Bulldog.
“It just went from there,” Reid said.
A three-year varsity player, Reid averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game last season. The Golden Falcons have made two trips to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A playoffs with Reid in the lineup.
And C.B. Aycock head coach David Elmore said Reid’s impact on the Golden Falcons is more significant than what is on the stat sheet.
Reid suffered an injury during his junior season against Goldsboro, and it was unknown if he would play basketball again. Still, he persevered and worked hard to get back on the court and achieve his dream of playing college basketball.
“He’s a great kid and student, and the fact that what through in his junior year taking that fall against Goldsboro and missing most of his junior year. He was able to come back, and it feels really good that a little over a year later that he has the opportunity to play in college,” Elmore said. “Him being able to come back from that is huge, and overcoming that type of adversity is going to help him not only in basketball but in life.”
Reid is not sure what to major in yet, but he is focused on taking things one step at a time.
“I feel like by the end of this summer. I should know exactly what I want to do.”