Ryan Reid

American-Jamaican professional basketball player

Ryan Reid
American-Jamaican professional basketball player Source: Google

American-born Jamaican professional basketball player Ryan Rupert Reid plays for the Kanazawa Samuraiz in the Japanese B.League. Reid represented the Florida State Seminoles in collegiate basketball.

Early Life, Family & Education

Ryan Rupert Reid, better known as Ryan Reid, was born on October 30, 1986, in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, USA. Kenneth and Jasmine Mullings, both from Florida, raised him.

There isn’t much information about his parents online, so it’s unclear why Ryan has the surname Reid while his parents have the surname Mullings.

Reid grew up in Lauderdale Lakes and had a simple childhood. His parents did not have college degrees, so they had to work low-wage jobs to make ends meet. They did, however, always make sure Ryan was happy.

Furthermore, they enrolled him in a public school near their Florida home for his early education. They wished for their child to have a good education and a prosperous future with high-paying jobs so that he would not end up like them.

Reid was aware of his parents’ hardships and aspired to make them proud one day, but he struggled in school.

Unlike in school, he was always upbeat while participating in sports, especially basketball. His tall stature and athletic physique may have contributed to his interest in extracurricular activities.

He enrolled at Florida State University (FSU) in 2006 after graduating from Boyd Anderson School. In 2010, he graduated from FSU with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences.

Career History

High School Career

Ryan Reid attended Boyd H. Anderson High School in his hometown and played high school basketball there. In addition, he was a member of the Tallahassee Wildcats, which competed in AAU tournaments.

Reid was taller than most of his teammates, so he started most games as a center. During his professional career, he became proficient in the power forward position and also played in the forward positions.

His freshman season was not particularly impressive. However, his school’s head coach believed he was capable of turning the tables. He began catching up from his sophomore season, as expected.

In the previous three seasons, he was one of his school’s leading scorers and rebounders in various tournaments. Reid finished his senior year with 18.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game on average.

College Career

Reid chose Florida State University in Tallahassee over Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Houston, and other universities in 2006 because it was closer to his home. Another reason was that he had heard so much about Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton.

His first season with the Seminoles was a disaster. He never started the game, but he appeared in all 35 games that season, averaging 2.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Ryan saw more playing time as a sophomore, but his performance did not improve significantly. In his second season, he averaged 5.0 rebounds per game but only 5.6 points per game.

His previous two seasons were also dreadful. Despite the fact that he graduated in 2010 and was thus automatically eligible for the NBA draft, no one believed he would make it to the league based on his stats.

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Professional Career

Surprisingly, the Indiana Pacers selected Ryan as the 57th pick in the second round of the 2010 NBA draft. They didn’t want to keep him any longer, so they quickly sold the draft rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Thunder’s management believed Ryan Reid possessed exceptional defensive skills that would be useful to the Thunder in the upcoming season. So they put him through his paces in the 2010 Orlando Summer League.

Ryan Reid
ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Source: Google

Reid appeared in four games, averaging 8.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Unfortunately, the Thunder changed their minds and released him before he had even played a single game.

Ryan, on the other hand, was a member of the Tulsa 66ers in the 2010-11 NBA G League, where he appeared in 48 games and averaged 5.8 rebounds per game.

He joined the French club Chorale Roanne in 2012 and spent two seasons in the LNB Pro A.

After a season with SLUC Nancy in the French league, Ryan signed with the Japanese club Niigata Albirex BB in the Japanese B League for the 2015-16 season. Reid also made a brief appearance in the NBL Canada in 2018.

Net Worth and Salary

Ryan’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $2 million, according to various sources.

An overseas player in the French LNB Pro A typically earns between $85k and $200k per year. Ryan was not well-known in America when he moved to France, so he may have earned around $100,000 per season.

Similarly, he spent many years playing in various top-tier and second-tier leagues in Puerto Rico, Japan, and elsewhere. So he made a good living there as well. Aside from that, he briefly played in the NBA G League, where his annual salary was around $20k.

Personal Life

Ryan was never in the spotlight during his professional career because he was unable to stay in the NBA. As a result, he did not gain as many fans as he desired. He was, however, quite popular in high school.

So we reasoned that people who remember him from his early days might be curious about his personal life. However, he has not revealed anything about his personal life in public.

The fact that he is not on any social media platforms makes it even more difficult to learn anything personal about him. As a result, the majority of his life is shrouded in mystery.

Age & Body Features

Ryan Reid will be 35 years old by 2022.

He has always had bulky physical features since he was a child. Reid also had a growth spurt in high school, so he grew up to be significantly taller than his peers.

He currently weighs about 235 pounds (107 kg). He also stands 2.03 meters (6 feet 8 inches) tall. In terms of facial features, he has black hair and black eyes.

Social Media

NBA player, Ryan is not active on social media.


Who represents Ryan Reid?

Ryan Reid’s agent is Andrew Vye of Tandem Sports + Entertainment.

Is Ryan Reid a performer?

Ryan Reid is not a performer. Another Ryan Reid, on the other hand, is well-known for his work in movies and films. He was born in Canada and is six years older than a basketball player.

Quick Facts

Full Name Ryan Rupert Reid
Known As Ryan Reid
Date of Birth October 30, 1986
Birth Place Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, the USA
Nick Name Big Ticket
Religion Christianity
Nationality Jamaican / American
Ethnicity African-American
Zodiac Sign  Scorpio
Age 35 years old
Height 2.03 m (6 feet 8 inches)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Kenneth Mullings
Mother’s Name Jasmine Mullings
Siblings Not available
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
  • Boyd Anderson High School (Lauderdale Lakes, Florida)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida)
Marital Status Unknown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Girlfriend’s Name Not available
Kids None
Salary Not available
Profession Basketball player
NBA Draft 2010 / Round: 2 / 57th pick overall
Position Power forward
League  National Basketball Association (NBA)
Active Years (2010 – Present)
Net Worth $1 – $2 million
Currently Plays for None / Free agent
Jersey Number (Recent) 7
Social Media  Not available


Written by Jami Thompson

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