Austin Reaves is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Wichita State Shockers and the Oklahoma Sooners.
In Newark, Arkansas, where he grew up, Reaves received his high school education at Cedar Ridge.
In his first two years of competition, he won the Class 2A state championship both of those years.
During the victory over Forrest City High School that required three overtime periods, Reaves scored 73 points.
He led his team to the state championship in Class 3A with a senior year performance that included an average of 32.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game.
After averaging 43.3 points per game throughout the state tournament, Reaves was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
He was chosen for inclusion on the Class 3A All-State Team twice. On January 20, 2016, he made the decision to play collegiate basketball for Wichita State over South Dakota State and Arkansas State, both of which had offered him scholarships.
Austin Reaves Siblings: Who Is Austin Reaves Brother, Spencer Reaves?
Professional basketball player Austin Reaves has a brother called Spencer.
Before beginning his career in the NBA, Reaves’ brother Spencer competed in college basketball at North Greenville and Central Missouri. He then went on to play professionally.
Reaves attributes his passion in basketball to the influence that his brother had on him.