Liberty basketball is planning to welcome a couple of big time prospects to campus for an official visit this weekend, as Josh Reed and Zach Cleveland will be making the trip to campus. Both visits were first posted on the ASOR Rumor Mill and Reed’s visit has been reported by Jake Lieberman. PrepHoops has also reported Cleveland’s visit which will begin Sunday.
Reed is one of the top rated prospects in the Class of 2022. The 6’7″, 210 pound forward is from Atlanta, Georgia and attends Pace Academy. He is a four-star rated recruit, according to both 247Sports and Rivals. He’s ranked the No. 34 small forward nationally and No. 7 in Georgia by 247Sports where he is rated a .940 in the 247 composite. Rivals ranks Reed as the No. 89 prospect nationally.
Reed has a laundry list of offers, picking up numerous in the last several weeks. His offer list includes Liberty, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Texas A&M, Northwestern, Arkansas, Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, Boston College, Xavier, George Mason, Rice, Winthrop, FGCU, and Kennesaw State.
Reed averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game this past season and has played in the summer with AC Georgia. Liberty was one of the first to offer and heavily pursue the Georgia prospect. Reed plays alongside a top 25 national recruit in 5-star forward Matthew Cleveland. The 6’7″, 190 pound senior has signed with Florida State, choosing the Seminoles over about 30 other offers.
In addition to his official visit to Liberty this weekend, Reed has also reportedly taken an offer to Rice this past weekend and is scheduled to take one to Northwestern later this month.
Cleveland is a 6’8″, 205 pound forward from Normal, Illinois and has offers from Western Carolina, Illinois State, Southeast Missouri State, and SIUE. The Class of 2022 prospect averaged 21.0 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game this past year during his junior season. He’s taken visits already to Illinois State and SIUE. Cleveland has visits scheduled to Belmont, Wofford, Loyola, and Southern Illinois later this month.
During his sophomore season, Cleveland averaged 15.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. His performance helped him be named first-team Pantagraph All-Area boys team while he helped his school finish 23-11.