One recruiting service tabbed Detrick Reeves Jr as a "tough as nails scorer."
If anything, that's the one thing John A. Logan College head coach Kyle Smithpeters loves about Reeves.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard from Marion, Arkansas signed a National Letter Of Intent earlier this week and will be one of five new Vols on campus this upcoming year.
"He is an absolute tenacious scorer, ball handler and passer," Smithpeters said Tuesday. "He's a complete player as a guard and I'll go as far as to say one of the best guards we have seen here at Logan in a long time. He's got the ability to defend, which is what I really like and what probably impressed me the most. It's going to be great to watch him compete on a daily basis with the guards we have on our roster right now."
Reeves averaged 24 points per game his senior season and finished his career with over 2500 points.
His signing with JALC was more about basketball. It was a family connection he felt with Smithpeters.
"It's was the time, effort and trust that coach Kyle provided throughout the entire process of my recruitment," Reeve said. "No matter what, he was always there. Not only if I didn't sign with Logan, he guaranteed to help me out with whatever decision I made. Coach Smithpeters is a great family man and coach. I honestly think he could help a guy like me in my situation sprout up and not only with basketball, but things more to it than just that."
Reeves was an All-Arkansas Preps First Team member and was the 5A Player Of The Year for the Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association. In addition, Reeves was 5A East Co-Player Of The Year, Max Preps Arkansas Second Team, as well as earning All-State and All-Conference honors.
The Marion, Arkansas High School product is listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and is the No. 6 player in the Arkansas. He is the No. 298 player according to the website.
He held offers from Auburn, Missouri State, Arkansas State, Little Rock, Fresno State, New Mexico, Southern Mississippi, Southern Methodist and nearby Southern Illinois University. Reeves had interest from Arkansas, Memphis, Baylor and Oklahoma.
Arriving on campus, Reeves intends to keep his heads in the book with an eye on helping bring Logan a national championship.
"I'm looking forward to playing with the great group of guys that Logan has," Reeves said. "Obviously, I'll be keeping my head in the books and bonding with the coaches and guys, but I'll be doing whatever it takes to help win us that championship."
Spyder Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois LOCAL Media News Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.