According to a report by Land Shark Nation, former Ole Miss basketball player Justin Reed is battling spinal cancer.
— Land Shark Nation™ (@LandSharkNation) July 7, 2017
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) July 7, 2017
The 35-year-old Reed underwent surgery and could require another surgery in addition to rounds of chemotherapy.
Reed attended Provine High School in Jackson, Miss before playing small forward from 2000-2004 for the Rebels. Reed helped guide the program to its first trip to the Sweet 16 in 2001 and was an All-SEC selection all four years at Ole Miss.
Reed was selected in the second round by the Boston Celtics and also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets.