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Josh Reaves
Josh  Reaves

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fairfax, Va.

High School:
Oak Hill Academy (Va.)

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Guard

Major:
Criminology


04/06/2018

MBB Celebrates NIT Title and Season Achievements

Nittany Lions Recognized for Accomplishments, Attributes After Record-Breaking Campaign

03/29/2018

CHAMPS! MBB Claims NIT Title

Nittany Lions Defeat Utah 82-66 for Championship; Record 26 Wins for Second-Most in Program History

03/29/2018

Postgame Notes: Penn State 82, Utah 66

03/20/2018

MBB Advances to NYC with 85-80 Win over Marquette

Garner Sets Single-Season Record for 3-Point Field Goals Made with 112

03/19/2018

MBB: By The Numbers

03/29/2018

Penn State vs. Utah (USATSI)

Photos from Penn State vs. Utah - NIT Championship Game - Thursday, March 29, 2018

03/27/2018

Penn State vs. Mississippi State (USATSI)

Photos from Penn State vs. Mississippi State - NIT Semi-Final, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

03/17/2018

NIT: Penn State beats Notre Dame, 73-63

Penn State takes down Notre Dame, 73-63, in the NIT Second Round

03/09/2018

Big Ten 2nd Round: vs. Northwestern

Penn State tops Northwestern in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, 65-57

03/09/2018

Big Ten Quarterfinals: Vs. Ohio State

Penn State takes down No. 2 Seed Ohio State, 69-68, on Josh Reaves last-second dunk.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17)

  • Missed the first five games of the season with a leg injury and started season vs. Colgate
  • Played in 28 games and started 23, earning a spot in the starting lineup vs. Pittsburgh and remained in starting rotation for rest of season
  • Ranked first in the Big Ten and 16th nationally in steals per game with 2.14
  • Had six games with double-figure scoring to bring his career total to 12 in two seasons
  • Led the team in scoring three times, topping the 20-point mark twice, first with a then-career best 22 points in the Big Ten opener vs. Northwestern (12/27) and then scored 25 in the conference regular-season finale at Iowa
  • His 10 field goals vs. the Hawkeyes marked the highest total for a Nittany Lion in 2016-17 as he went 10-12 from the field at Iowa with three triples and two free throws
  • Played well in all aspects of game at Iowa City with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block
  • Had season-best six assists vs. Morgan State (12/21) and again vs. Michigan State
  • Had critical impact in victory over Michigan State in the Palestra (1/7) with six points, a season-high six assists and four rebounds
  • Ranked third on the team in 2016-17 with 59 assists and tied for third with 21 blocks
  • Picked up five steals vs. St. John’s for a career-best, then tied that mark two other times, first in win over No. 24 ranked Minnesota and again vs. Purdue in the BJC
  • Connected on a career-best four three-pointers at Purdue (1/21)
  • Tied a career-high of eight rebounds from George Washington game (11/26) vs. Minnesota (1/14)
  • After missing games in November, rebounded in December with 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game average in six games that month

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)

  • Started 20 games of freshman season and saw action in 26
  • Missed six games with mono (1/13/16-2/3/16), making return vs. Indiana (2/6) and playing in each of the final nine games ... Nittany Lions were 5-4 after return from mono
  • Averaged 6.4 points per game on the season and 5.8 ppg in Big Ten play
  • Averaged 10.7 ppg over final three contests of regular season, adding five blocks and five steals ... Had a career-high 13 points in the win over Illinois (3/6)
  • Shot 78 percent from the free-throw line over the last five games of the regular season, hitting 14 of last 18 attempts
  • Finished second on the team in blocks with 23 and had multiple blocks in eight games on the season, including a Big Ten career-high three in win over Illinois (3/6)
  • Posted career-high 13 points and seven rebounds in double overtime win over Illinois (3/6), converting on five field goals
  • Did a little bit of everything against Northwestern (3/3), posting 11 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 29 minutes
  • Had solid night in win at Rutgers (2/20), posting then highs in points (12), field goals (4) and free throws (4-4)
  • Played 10 minutes in first game back from mono vs. Hoosiers, grabbing two rebounds
  • Shined when turning his defense (second on team in steals and blocks) into fast-break offense
  • Posted Big Ten-high four assists and three steals in win over Iowa (2/17/16)
  • Had nine points and four rebounds with two steals in win over Minnesota (1/5)
  • Averaged 9.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists over the last five non-conference games
  • Tied then career-high scoring effort (10) in each of the last two non-conference games, vs. Colorado (12/22) and Kent State (12/23) in the Las Vegas Classic
  • Produced career highs in rebounds (10), assists (7) and steals (4) against Canisius (12/10), narrowly missing first career double-double with eight points
  • Knocked down first career 3-pointer in win over Eastern Michigan (12/5)

PRIOR TO PENN STATE
An ESPN four-star recruit, ranked 74th in the nation... The second-ranked player out of Virginia according to Scout...Played three seasons at Paul VI before transferring Oak Hill (Va.) for senior season...Won a state championship in the 2013-2014 season as a starter for Paul VI...A 2014 All-Met and all-state selection after helping lead PVI to the Alhambra Catholic championship where they beat DeMatha...Part of the 2014 WCAC champion and 2014 All-WCAC teams...Named a 2014 VISSA first-team all-state selection...Amassed a record of 80-22 throughout his first three years with PVI...Senior year transferred to Oak Hill Academy...Went 47-1 including a Bass Pro Shops Championship in 2015 where he posted 12 points, five rebounds, and five steals against his former school PVI in the second round...Captain as both a junior and senior...Helped lead Oak Hill Academy to a national #7 ranking by MaxPreps...With AAU squad “Team Takeover,” averaged 10.9 ppg during the 2014 regular season and 9.4 overall...Shot 52 percent from the field.

PERSONAL
Born June 4, 1997 in Fairfax, Virginia...Full name is Joshua Alexander Reaves...Son of Liset Reaves...Older brother Michael Reaves was a defensive lineman at Shepherd University...Is studying criminology.

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