Reed was arrested in July, allegedly for theft, and denied enrollment to Maryland after failing to meet athletic department standards. He will attend a prep school in Florida for the first semester this season before going to Auburn in December with hopes of playing during the second term.
The 7-foot-1 center said new Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was a main factor in his decision.
“I like the situation that he has coming to Auburn,” Reed said. “I feel like he’s a good coach and I feel like he can make me better as a person on and off the court. He can make me a better basketball player and a person.”
Reed also cited Auburn's proximity to his home in Mobile, Ala. as a factor.
“I just wanted to be in my hometown,” he said. “”I feel like Auburn was my best decision.”
A four-star recruit, Reed was the No. 91 player in the 2014 class according to Rivals.
After Auburn coach Bruce Pearl's three-year NCAA show cause penalty expired at midnight Saturday night, three different players committed to the Tigers over the weekend.
- Molly Geary