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From the court to the canvas

October 12, 2003

As a star basketball player for Valdosta State University Aaron Reed is already known for his talent on the court, now he wants to be recognized for his passion off it.

The junior guard for coach Jim Yarbrough's Blazers is an accomplished artist and even owns his own company called "Prisma Fine Arts".

Reed, a former standout at Westover High, returned to his hometown yesterday to hold an exhibit for his works at the Dawson Road Holiday Inn. As a sophomore last season, Reed averaged just under 7 points a game and saw action in 24 of the Blazers 26 games.

Reed says he hopes to one day open up his own art studio but for now he's just trying to get his name out there as a serious artist.

"Basically I just want everyone in Albany to see what I can do. Basically I'm just trying to promote myself right now in Albany and I'm working on different things in Atlanta, different publishing company's and everything. And I just want everyone in Albany to have a piece of my work so they'll know me," Reed said.

 Reed and the Valdosta State Blazers will begin basketball practice later this week and tip off their pre-season schedule on November the 8th at Mercer University in Macon.

 Posted at 11:00pm by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com