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LLUBBOCK – Texas Tech is mourning the death of legendary basketball player Jim Reed, who played for the Red Raiders from 1953-56 and lived to be 90 years old. He was inducted into the first Tech Basketball Ring of Honor class after a career in which he finished with 1,689 points and 1,333 points. bounces back.

Reed averaged a double-double in all four seasons he played at Texas Tech, is the program’s all-time leader in total rebounds, was named Tech’s first Associated Press All-America selection and earned Border Conference Player of the Year (1955-56). during his career. A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he helped lead the Tech to Border Conference championships in 1954, 1955 and 1956 and is a member of the Texas Tech Hall of Fame.

Reed averaged 14.03 rebounds per game, which ranks second all-time in program history, including securing a career-high 16.28 as a junior for the Red Raiders. He owns the single-game record with 27 rebounds in games against Texas and Eastern New Mexico and would have six games with 20 or more rebounds in his career. Reed, a 6-foot-4 forward, scored a career-high 41 points in a game at Furman and averaged 22.3 points per game as a junior and 20.9 in his senior season. He averaged 17.8 points per game in his career, which is 10th in program history in scoring, after leading the team all four years he was with the program. He averaged 13.46 rebounds per game as a freshman in the 1952-53 season and had 22.3 points and 16.28 rebounds per game as a junior.

Reed was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in 1967 and was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1956 NBA Draft.

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