Latrobe’s Fenton keeps offers coming
By: Bill Beckner Jr.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 8:51 PM
Scholarship offers are coming at Latrobe’s Reed Fenton in bunches, harkening Latrobe fans back to times when his father and uncles also were pursued for their basketball talents.
Fenton, playing for the PK Flash AAU program in a number of national tournaments in recent weeks, has been peppered with offers, some days getting two at a time, like Tuesday when Lehigh and Boston University reached out within hours of one another.
The 6-foot-4 combo-guard, who will be a senior, is getting some of the same offers his father, Neal, and uncle, Keith, did while playing at Latrobe years back.
Neal Fenton played at Navy and Lehigh. Keith Fenton also played at Bucknell.
Reed’s other offers include Navy, Drexel, Drake, Dartmouth, Fairfield, Bowling Green, Holy Cross, Marist, American and NJIT.
Recruiting has changed drastically since the elder Fentons played in the mid 1980’s. Offers were not as rampant or visible as they are today, one reason being the absence of the AAU scene. More widespread schools are looking at prospects from across the country when those players are gathered in one place for AAU tournaments.
Reed is getting far more exposure from colleges via social media and numerous media outlets. That has helped make him the most sought after Fenton.
“It’s all very exciting to be honest,” Reed Fenton said. “All my work is now paying off. I never expected it to be how it is, with the speed at which (offers) are coming in.”
Fenton said he might commit before the high school season in the winter. He averaged over 20 points a game last season for Latrobe.
Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at email@example.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.