James Reid, a 6-foot-3 guard, will transfer to the Boise State men’s basketball from Arkansas-Little Rock as a walk-on, a source confirmed Wednesday.
Reid will redshirt next season since he is transferring from a Division I school, and will have one season to play in 2016-17 as a senior. Reid was fourth on the Trojans last season with 7.9 points per game, had 43 assists to 23 turnovers and led the team with 52 3-pointers, the most at UALR in five seasons. Reid, a native of Bend, Ore., played two seasons at College of Southern Idaho from 2012-14. He averaged 8.7 ppg as a freshman and 8.9 ppg as a sophomore, scoring in double figures 23 times in his career.
The path that Reid will take is similar to the Broncos’ recently-graduated “glue guy,” Rob Heyer, who transferred from Division II Texas-Permian Basin and redshirted the 2013-14 season before making many big plays during last season’s run to the Mountain West regular-season championship.
In a Facebook post, Reid wrote “I'm excited to announce that I will be finishing my college basketball career at Boise State... Been a journey to say the least, but I'm more than thankful for the opportunities I've had #BroncoNation”
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Boise State still has an open scholarship it can fill for next season. Coach Leon Rice said the team would consider a graduate transfer in addition to available high school or junior college players.