Chris Reyes will join the Utes next season
April 16, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah men's basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak has announced the addition of Chris Reyes for the 2014-15 season.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Chris Reyes and his family to our Utah basketball program," Krystkowiak said. "Chris' hard work and passion for the game caught our eye early on. He has an element of toughness and athleticism that is needed with this team. He rebounds the ball relentlessly on both end of the floor and also bring tremendous versatility to our roster. Most importantly, Chris is a great person, and has high character with a phenomenal family upbringing."
Reyes, a 6-7 forward, will have three years of eligibility remaining upon arriving in Salt Lake City. He began his college career at St. Mary's and redshirted during his freshman year. Reyes then transferred to Citrus College, a junior college located in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendora.
While attending Citrus, Reyes averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game. He was named the Western State Conference South MVP and was also named a First Team All-State selection. Described as "an immediate impact guy" by college basketball analysts, Reyes will give Utah added depth and versatility. Reyes selected the Utes over Arizona State, Utah State, and Boise State.
A 2012 graduate of Damien High School in LaVerne, California, Reyes played for head coach Matthew Dunn. While at Damien, Reyes was a two-time Sierra League MVP, while being named Division 3AA CIF Co-Player of the Year and leading his squad to an undefeated league record and a top-15 state ranking.
Reyes suited up for team Latin America at the Adidas Nations Global Challenge during the summer of 2011 and played AAU basketball for Belmont Shore and head coach Dinos Trigonis.
Reyes also participated in the Pangos All-America Camp and Fullcourt Press All-West Camp. Coming out of high school, he was listed as one of the top 20 players in the state of California.