Auburn players Shamsid-Deen, Reed won't return next season
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen and center Trayvon Reed won't return next season.
Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Friday that Shamsid-Deen has decided not to play his senior season after battling shoulder problems. He had surgery on both shoulders after his sophomore season and played only five games last season after separating his right shoulder on Nov. 27 against Northwestern State.
He'd missed the final 11 games of the regular season as a sophomore. Shamsid-Deen started all 30 games as a freshman in 2013-14.
Reed, a 7-foot-2 sophomore, is also leaving the team. The Mobile, Alabama native played in 23 games as a freshman but was redshirted last season after rejoining the team in December.
He received a 15-day sentence in Maryland in 2015 for a misdemeanor assault charge.