Frum and Reed to Lead Knights Attack
Kyle Frum, a 6-1 senior center, will be an important part of Tyler Consolidated’s basketball program this season.
According to coach Bob Jones, he is going to rely heavily on Frum’s aggressiveness and hustle to get things done around the boards. Frum, who just finished his senior campaign on the football field, is the type of player everyone wants on the team.
“He won’t give you a lot of point production every game, but he will lay it all on the line,” said Jones. Boxing out, positioning, rebounding and getting the transition game going is what Jones hopes he brings to the court. Frum is versatile as he showed when he played about every position on the line for coach Walton’s football squad.
His biggest asset is his strength and the fact that he wants to win. “He is a team player,” said Jones.
Frum is also an intelligent player who excels academically as well with a 4.5 GPA. When asked about his expectations for the upcoming season he responded, “I just want to help the team in any way I can and go out a winner.”
Jace Reed is a 6-ft junior guard who returns for his fourth year as a starter. Reed is an intelligent basketball player who can put up points in a hurry. He is also an excellent ballhandler. He will bring the ball up the court most of the time.
“His speed is what helps make him the complete player that he is. He is quick to the bucket and can pull up off the dripple and knock it down,” said Jones.
Reed is also an honor roll student and carries a 3.429 GPA. Defensively, he will get in your face and cause turnovers.
“He is built for the type of offense I want us to run this year, as we hope to play a fast pace up and down game,” said Jones. “He is also a team player which is something we will need to be successful this season.”
Jones said Reed is a good solid athlete and it is a pleasure to have an opportunity to coach him. He said they lost 10 players from last year and only two from graduation, so there are eight who chose not to play.
“We have 26 kids out with 10 of them being freshmen and nine sophomores. Reed, although only a junior, will be our leader,” said Jones.
When asked about his thoughts on this seson Reed said, “We play a tough schedule and I want us to improve with each game. I want to be competitive and when tournament time comes around, I want to surprise some people and advance to Charleston.”