Nevada has added some beef to its front court.
Johncarlos Reyes, who took an official visit to the Wolf Pack's campus, has committed to play for Nevada next season. At 6-foot-10 and 225 pounds, the Boston College graduate transfer becomes the biggest player on the roster, his height matching K.J. Hymes, who Reyes outweighs by 15 pounds. As a grad transfer, Reyes is eligible immediately with one season to play for the Wolf Pack.
Reyes should bring experience, length, defensive acumen and shot blocking to Nevada, which it is short on in each area in the front court. Reyes has played four seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference, gaining an extra year of eligibility since his freshman campaign was cut short (only seven games) thanks to a foot injury. He played 91 games for the Eagles, averaging 2.2 points and 1.7 rebounds while making 55.9 percent of his shots, including 42.2 percent of his free throws.
Reyes isn't a floor-stretching big, but he should add an element currently missing from Nevada's roster with his defensive ability. A three-star recruit out of high school, he averaged 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game as a senior at Sound Doctrine in LaGrange, Ga. As a junior at Kingdom Christian Academy in Fulton, Mo., he averaged 20.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game. He had offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Tennessee, George Mason and Memphis out of high school.
Last season at Boston College, Reyes averaged 1.9 points and 1.0 rebounds per game while shooting 61.9 percent from the field. His set career highs in points (2.8) as a junior, rebounds (3.4) as a freshman and minutes (10.4) in 2017-18. Reyes' lone college double-double came in his first start as a freshman when he scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting with 14 rebounds against UMass Lowell.
Reyes is the seventh member of Nevada's 2019 class, joining SF Eric Parrish (6-6/195); PG/SG Kane Milling (6-4/165); PF Zane Meeks (6-9/210); SG Desmond Cambridge (6-4/180); Warren Washington (6-11/210); and SF/PF Robby Robinson III (6-7/225).
Reyes joins Meeks, Robinson and Hymes in Nevada's front court, an area that must only be solid considering the Wolf Pack's talent at point guard (Lindsey Drew, Jazz Johnson) and on the wings (Eric Parrish, Jalen Harris). The Wolf Pack had long sought added length on its roster, trying to woo Kuany Kuany (who committed to Cal), Jaume Sorolla (Cincinnati), Josaphat Bilau (Wichita State) and Mahamadou Diawara (Stetson).
Here is a look at the rest of Nevada's roster. The Wolf Pack has one open scholarship remaining.