Brad Reese still aiming high

Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 05:34 PM.

"We are always talking," he said. " I wish I could be here more to try and help her out every day like I should. I just tell her to keep working.

"She has a chance to get better and be one of the better girls in the state. She already has the height (6-foot-3) and all she has to do is work on the fundamentals. I think when she gets better offensively and starts to score, she'll be really good."

Basketball has taken Reese far from Laurel Hill's rolling hills and knobby pines, exposing him to a world he once only dreamed of. In three years of playing ball in Europe, he has played for teams in Spain, the Czech Republic and now Finland.

Ultimately, he would like to play in the National Basketball Association. But if that never happens, he has no problem playing in Europe his entire career.

"My childhood dream is to play in the NBA and I'm going to chase it until I can't chase it no more," he said. "I really believe that if the right shot comes along, I'll get a chance. If not, I'll stay in Europe the rest of my career.

"Either way I think it will be good. You can't complain because you are still doing what you love for a living, and I get to see a part of the world I never thought I'd see."


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