Khalid Reeves

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Khalid Reeves
Khalid Reeves
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Nationality: American
Born: 7/15/1972
Birthplace: Queens, N.Y.
Draft: 12th overall
Drafted By: Miami
College: Arizona
NBA Career: 1994-2000
Mavs Tenure: 1996-1999

Khalid Reeves (born July 15, 1975 in Queens, New York) was obtained by the Dallas Mavericks as part of a nine player trade on February 17, 1997 with the New Jersey Nets that also brought Shawn Bradley, Ed O'Bannon and Robert Pack to Dallas in exchange for Chris Gatling, Sam Cassell, Jim Jackson, George McCloud and Eric Montross.

Reeves was a McDonald's All-American at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York and won MVP honors for the East Team in the All-Star game. He attended the University of Arizona where he became the first player in school history to score over 800 points in a season, a record that still stands. Reeves helped the Wildcats to the NCAA Final Four his senior year averaging 24.2 points per game and was selected to the All-Pac 10 team that year. He still ranks fifth on U of A's all-time career points list, fourth all-time in free throws made and sixth all-time in steals.

His stellar collegiate career helped the 6'3 guard become a first round draft selection of the Miami Heat in the 1994 NBA draft. Reeves had an immediate impact in rookie season playing in 67 games and averaging 9.2 ppg. He also posted 11 points and 11 assists in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1995 NBA All-Star weekend.

After the season he was traded to the Charlotte Hornets as part of the trade that brought Alonzo Mourning to Miami. He only played part of the season in Charlotte before the Hornets moved Reeves to New Jersey as part of a trade for Kenny Anderson. He finished the season in New Jersey and began the 1996-1997 campaign with the Nets. But on February 17, 1997 he was part of a blockbuster trade that brought him to Dallas.

He played the remainder of the season with the Mavs averaging 7.8 ppg over 13 games. However, he missed 17 games late in the season with a strained tendon in his right foot. The next season Reeves enjoyed some of the best numbers of his professional career. Entrenched as the Mavericks' primary starting point guard, he set career highs in points, field goals and free throws, playing in all 82 games and averaging 8.7 ppg.

Reeves began the 1998-1999 season with Dallas but was waived on February 18, 1999, without appearing in a single game. The Mavericks had acquired point guard Steve Nash prior to the season which reduced Reeves' role. He did catch on late in the season with Detroit, appearing in 11 games before finishing his NBA career the next season playing in thre games for Chicago.

Today Reeves is the assistant junior varsity coach at this old high school, Christ the King, in New York.