Reese hooping it up in the Czech Republic

Brad Reese

Former Laurel Hill basketball star Brad Reese takes the ball to the basket for his Usti Nad Labem team in the Czech Republic.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 06:19 PM.

Brad Reese’s basketball journey first took him from Laurel Hill to Southeast Louisiana, Gulf Coast Community College and Texas Tech University.

In recent years, that journey for the 2006 Laurel Hill graduate has taken him halfway around the world.


Last season, the 6-foot-7, 200-pound athlete played professionally in Spain. This year, Reese has taken his skills to the Czech Republic League; he plays Usti Nad Labem’s shooting guard.

To say the former Hobo star has made his presence felt on his new team would be an understatement.

Through 20 games, Reese led the team in scoring with 16.9 points per game and minutes played 30, was second in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game and blocked shots (.6 per game) and third in steals with 1.8 per game.

His best game of the season was on Nov. 7, when he scored 35 and had 12 rebounds against Decin.

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