Justin Reed is one of the most decorated players in the history of Ole Miss basketball.
Over the course of his four-year career in Oxford, Reed was named to an All-SEC team each season and helped the Rebels advance to the 2001 Sweet 16 under head coach Rod Barnes, now the head man at Cal State Bakersfield. Reed was a part of the trio called the “Provine Posse” along with former Provine High School teammates Aaron Harper and David Sanders.
After his illustrious college career came to a close, Reed spent three seasons in the NBA, suiting up for the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves. He retired from basketball in 2009.
Unfortunately, Reed’s health has taken a turn for the worse, as it was announced on Friday that he is suffering from a rare form of spinal cancer. On Sunday, it was made public that a GoFundMe account was established to help Reed pay for some of his medical expenses. At the moment, Reed is still a little over $5,000 short of his $15,000 goal.
On Friday, the Ole Miss basketball Twitter account tweeted out its well-wishes for Reed:
Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Rebel Justin Reed as he battles spinal cancer. Keep fighting J-Rock! pic.twitter.com/TUC96ogZtH
— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) July 7, 2017