UNT adds Texas A&M transfer

One of the top high school players in the state from a few years ago is planning to restart his college career at North Texas.

J’Mychal Reese, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Bryan who played two seasons at Texas A&M before being dismissed for violations of team rules, announced via Twitter late Wednesday that he had found a new home.

“I’ll be playing at north Texas next year,” Reese wrote. “I wanna thank all of Aggieland for the support. All the coaches, teammates, fans and family!

“Also wanna thank UNT for this opportunity. God is good!!”

The addition of Reese has yet to be announced by UNT, which hosted the former Bryan College Station standout on a visit this week.

Reese averaged 7.0 points in six games last season. He averaged 6.2 points a game while making 25 starts as a freshman.

Reese will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Mean Green and will address UNT’s need for a point guard when he becomes eligible. UNT lost its primary ball handler in Chris Jones when he elected to leave the program and transfer and also saw Alzee Williams, who saw time at the point guard spot, graduate.

“We will see how it plays out and what happens,” Benford said shortly after Jones left the program. “We never stop recruiting. I like our group.”

The addition of Reese will bolster that group and could help the Mean Green move toward being the up-tempo team Benford envisions.

Reese was a consensus Top 100 player nationally and a three-time all-state selection in high school.

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