Center Grove grad helps IPFW by coming off bench



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Former Center Grove standout Joe Reed is a sophomore forward for the IPFW men's basketball team. He is the Mastodons' sixth man. Photo courtesy IPFW athletics department.


Former Center Grove standout Joe Reed is a sophomore forward for the IPFW men's basketball team. He is the Mastodons' sixth man. Photo courtesy IPFW athletics department.


The basketball skill set of IPFW men’s player Joe Reed is much like the sophomore forward’s collection of facial scruff: Every day there is growth.

Maybe it has added distance to an already smooth perimeter shooting touch, or a new interior move to try out against an upcoming Summit League opponent.

Slight alterations to Reed’s boxing-out technique. Improved dependability as a free-throw shooter. Time in the school’s weight room to apply additional bulk to an already strong 6-foot-8, 220-pound frame.

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