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Tyrel Reed

Exercise Science


Reed graduated in December 2010 with a 3.65 GPA in pre-physical therapy/exercise science. He has been accepted into the physical therapy program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Reed was named to the 2010-11 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team. He has been an Academic All-Big 12 selection the past three years and a member of both the Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s honor rolls every semester at Kansas.


Reed is a genuine role model for youth with his leadership on the team and in the community. He’s frequently the first one to step up when volunteering for community work and he’s a very comfortable public speaker with the media and in community activities. Reed is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus and will occasionally speak to FCA groups at local schools. He was also selected for the University of Kansas Men of Merit which recognizes men who positively define masculinity by challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making outstanding achievements and contributions to KU and/or the community.


Reed is a regular when the Kansas men’s basketball is in the community. He’s participated in coach Bill Self’s Assist Foundation, the annual Wilt Chamberlain Special Olympics Clinic, the Fun and Fitness program at Lawrence elementary schools and the annual Christmas Help for Those Who Need, in which KU players and staff shop for area needy families. In August, Reed and the rest of the Kansas men’s basketball team visited Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. “We just tried to make someone’s life a little bit brighter today,” Reed said, “but in all reality these kids and parents really brightened our day.”


Reed has been a regular contributor for Kansas the past three seasons, helping the Jayhawks continue their stretch of Big 12 championships. He is the only player to have started every game for Kansas in 2010-11 and was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.. A three-point specialist, Reed will end his career ranked in the KU career top 10 for 3-point field goals made, 3-point field goals attempted and 3-point field goal percentage. During his time at Kansas, Reed’s teams have averaged more than 30 victories per season, including three Big 12 titles, two Big 12 Championships and one NCAA title.