The Terrapins basketball program have a big time freshman class coming to the team this year as five of the players on the roster will be freshman however none will be bigger than Trayvon Reed and I do mean bigger. Reed stands at a towering 7’1’’ and since he is only 18 years old he can be expected to grow even more as he plays for the Terps in the upcoming seasons. However the Terps big man will have a setback this offseason as Coach Mark Turgeon announced that Reed had been diagnosed with a fractured right ankle.
This is the second time Reed has sustained a fracture in his ankle since April when he suffered the same injury while playing for his high school team. Coach Turgeon said that Reed will miss 8-12 weeks however it will not require surgery which proves to be a good sign.
Trayvon Reed headlines the Terrapins top-10 nationally ranked recruiting class and will be looked upon right away to be an impactful player. Reed is one of two seven footers that are in the Terps fantastic recruiting class. The four star recruit from Snellville, Georgia will be just one of many freshman looking to make an impact for the Terps in the upcoming season in the Big Ten.
The Terps are hoping that Reed can stay healthy and avoid suffering foot and leg injuries like so many seven footers in basketball seem to succumb to. While this injury will set Reed back and force him to miss practices over the summer he should be ready to go for the Terrapins in the upcoming 2014-2015 season.