Scottie Reynolds had one of the best basketball careers at Villanova University. The four-year guard quickly developed as a dominant player on the team toward the end of his freshman season.
After his career was over, he had high hopes of making it to the NBA. But the AP first-team All-American did not hear his name called during the 2010 NBA draft. Reynolds has never made an appearance in the NBA.
Scottie Reynold’s career at Villanova
When Reynolds joined the basketball team during his freshman year, he immediately made an impact. Toward the end of the season, he scored 40 points against the University of Connecticut in February of 2007. At the end of his first season, he was named the 2006-07 Big East Rookie of the Year. He averaged 14.8 points, four assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Going into his sophomore season, Reynolds continued to be a top player on the team. That year he led the team in scoring averaging 15.9 points per game. He helped lead the team to the Sweet 16 as they ended up losing to the eventual champion Kansas University. The 6-feet-2 guard was playing at a high-level in one of the best conferences in college basketball.
As a junior and senior, Reynolds saw his points continue to increase. After his junior year, he initially declared for the 2009 NBA draft, but he did not hire an agent and withdrew from the draft. There was a lot of hype surrounding Reynolds’ return for his senior season. Reynolds did not disappoint either. During his senior season, he averaged 18.2 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.7 rebounds.
He was a First-team All-Big East selection after his senior season and was a Consensus first-team All American. Reynolds finished his career as the second-leading scorer in school history with 2,222 points. He also finished with 472 assists and 203 steals. Reynolds finished as one of the top players ever to play in the program after spending four years at Villanova.
Scottie Reynolds entering the 2010 draft
After a successful career in college, Reynolds was one of the top players in the country. Even though his numbers were impressive in college, NBA scouts did not think that Reynolds had the size to compete in the NBA. Going into the draft, Reynolds became the first AP first-team All-American to go undrafted since 1976.
During the 2010 draft, the other four first-team All-Americans were selected in the first five picks. It’s not easy to make it to the NBA, and in Reynolds’ case, no matter how much success you have in college, you’re not guaranteed a shot to play in the NBA. Even though he didn’t make it to the NBA, he would go on to play overseas.
Scottie Reynolds playing overseas
Though Reynolds was not drafted, he did sign with the Phoenix Suns to play in the 2010 Summer League. He played three games with the Suns during the summer league and was invited to the team’s training camp. During those three games, he averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 assists. The Suns did not sign Reynolds going into the season, and he ended up going overseas.
In August of 2010, Reynolds agreed to a one-year deal with Italian club Prima Veroli. After spending one season with Prima Veroli, Reynolds averaged 12.3 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.3 steals. Reynolds returned to the United States and played in the NBA Development League. He played for the Springfield Armor and played in the NBA D-league all-star game.
After playing in the D-league, Reynolds would find himself back overseas a few years later. Reynolds played for multiple teams throughout his time playing overseas. In 2017 he led the Adriatic League in assists. He currently plays for SIG Strasbourg, which is a French professional basketball club. Even though Reynolds has not played in the NBA yet, he is still fulfilling his dream of being a professional basketball player.