Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, FL plays in the rugged Panhandle Conference with the likes of Chipola College, Northwest Florida State College (formally Okaloosa-Walton), Pensacola Junior College and Tallahassee Community College. Brad Reese became the second Commodore player to make a early pledge for next season today. JucoJunction has the latest on Reese and what uniform he will be wearing starting next fall in the SEC.
Reese, a (SO) 6-foot-6 small forward from Laurel Hill,FL, will play for Trent Johnson and the LSU Tigers next season.
"I really felt a strong relationship with coach Johnson at LSU and I always dreamed of playing in the SEC," said Reese.
Reese had received interest from Texas Tech and Oklahoma State in the past few weeks. Reese attended Southeast Louisiana University out of high school and redshirted there. Reese could have left Gulf Coast Community College after last season and have three years to play but decided to stay in Panama City for this coming season. Brad averaged 16.6 ppg and 4.1 rebounds last season for the Commodores.
JucoJunction will see Reese and his teammates this coming weekend in the Tallahassee Jamboree at Tallahassee Community College. The Commodores finished (18-12) last season. Reese
joins teammate Marquis Gilstrap (Iowa State) in making early pledges for next season.