Freshman center Trayvon Reed is expected to compete for playing time at center, but will miss the next 8-12 weeks with a broken ankle. (Mandatory Credit: Tug Haines/City of Basketball Love)

Trayvon Reed out 8-12 weeks with ankle injury


 

The Maryland men’s basketball team was already thin in the frontcourt.

On Tuesday, the Terrapins were dealt another blow as they learned that freshman center Trayvon Reed would miss 8-12 weeks with a broken ankle injury, sources told InsideMDSports. Reed is currently in a walking boot and the injury will not require surgery. The Georgia native suffered the injury in April while still in high school and was diagnosed in a pre-participation physical.

Reed enrolled at Maryland on June 2 and will now miss a good chunk of preseason workouts.

The freshman had a very productive senior season at Life Center Academy in Burlington, NJ. Reed played under former NBA big man Pervis Ellison and really worked on his craft. The senior shot blocker faced some of the best talent in the Philadelphia area, including Terps commit Jared Nickens and the Westtown School.

Reed was ranked #76 overall in the 247Sports Composite rankings and the second best player in New Jersey to Kentucky commit Karl Towns. He was also ranked as the ninth best center in the 2014 class.

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