Reid was born Aug. 26, 1999 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He didn't start playing organized basketball until eighth grade, but caught on quickly. He attended Roselle Catholic High School and led his team to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions his senior year, where Reid scored 22 points in the finals. He was later invited to the McDonalds All-Star game, where he recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Reid was a consensus five-star recruit coming out of high school and elected to play at LSU, where he majored in interdisciplinary studies. As a collegiate athlete, Reid's favorite NBA player was Kevin Durant. His favorite athlete outside of basketball at the time was fellow LSU alumni Odell Beckham Jr. You can follow Reid on Instagram @hollywood.naz.