The Winners Ball – DLS Hoopster Reese Ready To Be A Rambler, Selects Loyola For College
When you’re discussing the ultimate winner out of the backcourt in Macomb County, you’re talking about Warren De La Salle senior point guard Caleb Reese. This kid is the consummate leader, competitor and pace-setter on the hardwood.
The crafty 5-foot-11 Reese committed to play his college basketball this week at Loyola (IL) as a preferred walk-on. At least to start. Don’t be shocked if Reese wrangles himself a full ride in the next couple years.
Loyola is one of the top mid-major Division I programs in America right now. The Ramblers went 25-8, won their conference and punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament last month in Oakland University alum Drew Valentine’s first year on the bench.
Reese was a three-year starter at De La Salle, capping his prep career with a D1 state crown as a senior, the first hoops state title in school history. the CHSL knew him as one of the elite league’s most pesky defensive stoppers. As a junior, he helped spark DLS to a spot in the final four. Over the past two seasons, Reese sheeted 11 points, 4 assists and 2 steals per game.
“Caleb is a do-it-all kind of playmaker, he probably makes his biggest impact on defense and with his basketball IQ,” DLS head coach Gjon Djokaj said. “You can’t relax on offense with him either because he has a quick first step and blow-by ability. By far the biggest attribute he brings though, is simply the fact that he knows how to win, how to close games out, how to keep his teammates calm and confident in big-time moments. He truly is a coach on the floor and Drew and those guys at Loyola are going to appreciate that right off the bet.”