Reggie Gee was the first Division I basketball signee in Edgewood history.
The funny part about that is, Gee hasn’t played a single minute for Edgewood yet.
The 6-foot-3 journeyman played for Catholic last season, and LAMP as a freshman. He transferred to Edgewood in the offseason. His family moved often for his dad’s military career. He was born in Hawaii and has lived in multiple parts of Texas and Alabama.
But now Gee can finally establish roots after signing with the hometown Alabama State Hornets on Tuesday.
“(Staying home) factored into it a little bit. I’d like to stay in one place for a little bit. This is the first time I get to stay over five years in a place. So I’m pretty excited about that,” Gee said.
In addition to the familiar location, the combo guard will play alongside familiar faces with the Hornets. ASU has gobbled up local talent in recent years, signing players like reigning SWAC Freshman of the Year Steve Rogers (Brewbaker Tech), Terrance LeFlore (Wetumpka) and Tommy Burton (Robert E. Lee). Brew Tech guard Austin Rogers signed with the Hornets last week.
“Chemistry. It’s loaded. I’ve played with them at the YMCA, at the rec center, on base, everywhere. The chemistry makes it easier for us to transfer from high school to college basketball,” Gee said.
Gee averaged 19 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game for Catholic last season, earning first-team Advertiser All-Metro honors and a Class 4A third-team All-State selection.
However, with one year to leave his legacy on yet another team, stats are the last thing on Gee’s mind.
“I just want to win a ring. To me, individual stats don’t matter as long as I get a ring on my finger at the end of the season,” Gee said.