NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University alumnus Darreon Reddick (Belleville, Ill.) will continue his basketball career after signing his first professional contract with BC Olimpi overseas in Georgia.
“TSU means a lot to me and it always will,” Reddick said. “My four years there turned me into a better person off the court. Also due to great coaches and players I’ve been around, I’ve become a way better player in my four years at TSU. The opportunity to go pro is a blessing. It has always been a dream of mine growing up, and I’m excited to be able to play the game I love at the professional level.”
Reddick, who graduated in the spring of 2018, played in 121 games in a TSU uniform with 103 starts. The four-year starter finished with 895 points, 327 rebounds and 169 assists during his time in Nashville. He helped guide the Tigers to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament in 2016 and a 52-39 record in his final three seasons.
- BC Olimpi competes in the Georgia Superleague.
- The graduate of Belleville East High School in Illinois scored in double figures 42 times during his collegiate career.
- During his senior season in 2017-18, Reddick served as a team captain while posting 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
- Reddick produced some of his top offensive performances against TSU’s toughest opponents. In a 2015 matchup versus Murray State featuring future NBA player Cameron Payne, Reddick dropped a career-high 25 points.
- He went on to score 20 points at Kansas, 14 at Duke and 12 at Vanderbilt.
- Reddick is the latest to join the professional ranks from TSU in recent years.
- Since the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, Reddick, Tahjere McCall, Keron DeShields, Wayne Martin, Xavier Richards and Jordan Reed all signed their first pro deals.