Bball Paul Reed delivers in Rumph debut

Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul Reed led Team 8EYE over L.O.E. 60-57 in the second game of the 18th annual Danny Rumph Classic. Reed took home Player of the Game honors, filling the stat sheet with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in front of 76ers teammate P.J. Tucker. 

Following in the footsteps of his 76ers teammate Tyrese Maxey—who showed out for F.O.E. in the 2022 championship game—Reed participated in his first Rumph Classic, and rather enjoyed himself.

“I like the atmosphere and energy in the arena,” Reed said. 

Philadelphia 76ers center Paul Reed scored 20 points in his Danny Rumph Classic debut.

Reed set the tone for the game by sinking a contested three on 8EYE’s first possession of the night. Throughout the game, Reed finished several alley-oops that erupted the gym. 

This offseason, Reed received a new contract after the 76ers matched a three-year, $23.5 million offer sheet Reed received from the Utah Jazz.

Reed averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds in his final season at DePaul before being selected 58th overall by the 76ers in the 2020 NBA Draft.

The Orlando native spent his first few years in the NBA between the 76ers’ active roster and their G-league affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. 

Last year was Reed’s first full season in the NBA as the Sixers advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.