Scottie Reynolds Selected 13th by Tulsa 66ers in NBA D-League Draft
Reynolds, a 6-foot-2 All-American for Villanova last season, recently returned stateside due to what a team press release described as "homesickness." While Tulsa, Okla., probably doesn't have many similarities to Villanova, Pa., he should feel right at home playing in front of NBA scouts every night in what some consider the best basketball league outside of the NBA.
Reynolds will have competition for minutes in the Tulsa backcourt, though, as he will join fellow college standouts Tweety Carter (Baylor) and Jerome Dyson (Connecticut) as well as Zabian Dowdell, the last cut of the Phoenix Suns this preseason.
Reynolds should have a chip on his shoulder during his time in the D-League since he became the first All-American to start his professional career outside of the NBA since Steve Logan in 2002. Lucky for him, though, he should stand out in the D-League just as he did in the Big East and could see a call-up by the time the D-League Showcase comes around in mid January.