Who is Davon Reed?
Davon Malcom Reed was born on June 11, 1995 in Trenton, NJ. The Ewing native attended Ewing public schools (Parkway Elementary & Fisher Middle School), until high school where he decided to attend Princeton Day School (Class of 13’). Upon Graduating from Princeton Day School, he attended The University of Miami (Class of 17') on a full scholarship to play basketball. After being a four year starter and earning a number of accolades, he was drafted 32nd by the Phoenix Suns in the 2017 NBA draft. His story is still being written.
Davon Reed is a family man through and through. His parents, Rose and David instilled so many humbling and character qualities in both he and his younger brother Miles. His father David, introduced the game of basketball to him at a very young age. His dad purchased his first 10ft court at the age of 5. Little did the Reed family know that very court would change their lives forever. It also quickly became a court where the neighborhood kids would come and play. Although most of the kids were way older than Davon, he never ever backed down. Yes he took some bumps, bruises, and losses on the court but with a fearless heart and a will to be better than everyone in the neighborhood, he kept working. Day and night, rain or shine, he was on the court determined to get better and he did. No one could foresee it, but those early challenges and that burning desire to better himself would set the foundation for his career. His earliest organized basketball memories were with the Ewing Recreational Basketball League, Ewing Travel Basketball Team, and Central Jersey Hornets AAU program, all spearheaded by Coach Howard Davis. From there, he would go on to play for different teams, camps, and leagues throughout New Jersey.
Davon became one of the most talented and sought after players heading into high school. He had a number of options on where to attend high school, but he ultimately decided to attend Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey. This decision was most certainly a leap of faith. Princeton Day School was not previously recognized as a basketball school. It was best known for its academics. For Davon, the new space, academics, and opportunity to be a trailblazer ultimately were the deciding factors for him to attend Princeton Day School. He knew that his basketball talent and more importantly his work ethic would propel him to the heights that he aspired to reach. He subsequently reshaped the Princeton Day School basketball program forever. Becoming the first player in Princeton Day School history to record 2000+ career points amongst a plethora of other accolades and accomplishments during his time as a student. Davon also played for Team Final AAU program. Known to be one of the best programs in the country. Team Final has produced endless talent and NBA players like Tyreek Evans, Dion Waiters, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Malachi Richardson, Rakeem Christmas, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Lonnie Walker, amongst many many others (Coached and Managed by Coach Rob Brown). After receiving 30+ scholarship offers to play Division-1 basketball, he ultimately decided to attend the University of Miami.
University of Miami (2013-2017)
Davon always aspired to play college basketball. What better stage than ACC basketball and what better place than Miami? The University of Miami allowed Davon to showcase his talent but more importantly it was a platform for growth. Under the tutelage of Coach Jim Larranga, Davon’s role, production, and the team’s success progressed every year at The U. After sustaining a lateral meniscus injury prior to his sophomore year, Davon was sidelined for the start of the season. Rather than seek pity, Davon worked harder than ever to rehab and return that same season. After missing 3+ months and 8 games, Davon shocked everyone and returned to finish that season. A season in which he helped lead his team to the NIT Championship game. During that season he shot a career high 56% from the 3. Continuing to push his limits and be better than the year before, Davon and his team reached as high as No. 8 in the AP Top 25 and the Sweet 16 NCAA tournament. With one year left and the only remaining captain from the year prior, Davon knew that it was time to finish his career strong. As a senior, Davon led his team in scoring at 14.9 ppg (career high), earned conference honors 3rd Team All-ACC, All-ACC Defensive Team and led The Hurricanes back to the NCAA tournament. Davon’s focus off court never wavered; he graduated with a 3.5 GPA and received academic honors from both The University of Miami and ACC every year. After a great collegiate career, Davon's lifelong dream of hearing his name called in the NBA draft came to fruition.
Professional Career (2017-Present)
Shortly after being drafted 32nd to the Phoenix Suns, Davon sustained an injury that would leave him sidelined for majority of his rookie season. After working tirelessly, Davon found his way back to the court. Davon has also spent time with the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, and the Denver Nuggets. Basketball has taken Davon globally, after playing the 2020-21 season in Taiwan. He averaged 25.7 Pts, 9.7 Reb, 4.8 Asts per game that season and was undoubtedly a fan favorite. After starting the 21-22 season in the G-League playing for the Denver Nuggets affiliate The Grand Rapid Gold, Davon was ultimately converted to a Two-Way contract. Who knows where this game will take him next; his story is still being written...
"In Jesus Name I Pray, In Jesus Name I Play"
32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, selected by the Phoenix Suns
Princeton Day School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee 18’
August 17th is officially Davon Reed day in Ewing Township, NJ
2103 career high school points
1343 career NCAA points
3-year captain both high school and college
2x NJ Prep Player of the Year
All-Area Player of the Year
McDonald’s All-American Nominee
All-ACC 3rd Team
All-ACC Defensive Team
ACC Skip Prosser Award Winner (ACC’s Top Scholar Athlete)
NIT All-Tournament Team
3x All-ACC Academic Honor Roll
3x All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
Provost Honor Roll
3x Dean’s List
7x Athletic Directors Honor Roll
7x Book Buster
My loving a supportive family and friends
Coach Howard Davis
Coach Rob Brown
Coach Jim Larrañaga
In Loving Memory