Reid making impact in first year

Published 9:57 pm Friday, March 8, 2019

Cammy Reid was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a state quarterfinal win for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

Making an impact as a freshman is hard to do, especially when walking into a new environment. However, Reid has able to step in right away at NSA.

Her presence was felt throughout the season and during the playoffs, where the Lady Saints fell a game short of making the state title game. During that run, Reid had a 13-point, eight-rebound effort in a win over Seton School, helping NSA reach the state semifinal game.

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“I was just excited about getting that opportunity to play in that game with my teammates,” Reid said. “I felt confident about what we could do there. I just wanted to make sure I did my best scoring, rebounding and hustling for my team.”

With her freshman season over, Reid feels good about what she was able to do. At first, she didn’t know what to expect as she was a new student, but she felt it was a natural transition. She felt like the chemistry was instant with her teammates and credited Coach Kim Aston with helping with her transition as well.

“I felt good coming in, but a bit nervous,” she said. “I wanted to come in and be focused and give my all to the team, and I felt like I was able to do that. My teammates were very welcoming; it felt like I had been on the team for years.”

Reid was able to be an All-Conference performer for NSA. It is actually the second time a freshman made first team All-Conference in school history, with Harper Birdsong being the first. She has goals of a bright future in the NSA program. In any sport she has played, her mindset has been to win, and Reid has felt like that attitude has made her successful on every level she has played.

One player she looks up to and tries to emulate is Ajah Wayne, who is a freshman on the Old Dominion University women’s basketball team. The way she hustles and is able to make plays for her team encourages Reid to do the same for hers.

“I’ve been to a lot of ODU games to watch the team and her, and I just admire the way she plays,” Reid said. “She is definitely my favorite player.”

For her freshman season, Reid averaged 12 points and 7.5 rebounds a game.