Aaron Reddish, the younger brother of Cam Reddish who played at Duke before heading to the NBA, announced his commitment with a social-media post late Wednesday night to play for the UAlbany men’s basketball program.
On Thursday, the school’s athletic department announced that Aaron Reddish had signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Great Danes.
From Georgia, Reddish is the third high school player to commit to play next season for UAlbany head coach Dwayne Killings. Previously, Ny’Mire Little of Pennsylvania and Justin Neely of Florida signed to play for the Great Danes.
“As we complete our initial recruiting class, we couldn’t be happier with the addition of a versatile and dynamic player in Aaron Reddish,” Killings said in the school’s press release. “Aaron joins the Great Dane family as a young man who grew up in a basketball household from an amazing family that instilled a competitive spirit and a value of an education. We are so excited for Aaron to arrive in the Capital Region ready to blaze his own trail.”
Ranked a three-star recruit by 247sports.com, Reddish finished up his high school career at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia, and averaged 15 points, four rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game as a senior.
“After two years of transition and uncertainty, I am excited to find a place to call home at UAlbany where I will have the opportunity to chart my own path to achieving my goals at a nice school under great coaches,” Reddish said in the school’s press release. “I am looking forward to going, and growing as a player and a man, as well as helping our basketball team win.”
At 6-foot-7 and 185 pounds, Reddish provides UAlbany with an athletic wing. In addition to UAlbany’s incoming freshmen, the Great Danes have also added four transfers this offseason. All seven incoming players are 6-foot-4 or taller.
Several scholarship Great Danes entered into the NCAA transfer portal after Will Brown’s dismissal as head coach. Cameron Healy (Central Michigan), CJ Kelly (UMass), Antonio Rizzuto (Towson) and Kellon Taylor (McNeese State) have committed to join new programs, while Jojo Anderson remains in the transfer portal, and Jarvis Doles, Jamel Horton and Trey Hutcheson have all withdrawn from the transfer portal and will return to UAlbany.
UAlbany finished 7-9 last season and lost in the America East Conference quarterfinals.