According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Tulane has added Chilean National Team forward Sammis Reyes to its roster for the 2016-17 season.
Tulane lands Chilean National Team forward Sammis Reyes, sources told ESPN. Played at Palm Beach JC & started at Hawaii. 3 years left.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) August 25, 2016
Reyes, who originally signed with Hawaii but never played with the Rainbow Warriors, will come to Tulane after playing at Palm Beach State College last season. As Goodman points out, Reyes will have three years of eligibility left with the Green Wave.
He tore his ACL in his freshman season at Hawaii and decided to come back to the mainlands.
This is the just the beginning of new Green Wave coach Mike Dunleavy restructuring the roster and upgrading the talent level at Tulane. As a long-time coach in the NBA, Dunleavy is dipping his toes in the college coaching ranks for the first time.
Ever since Dunleavy got the job, he has made Reyes a major priority. Reyes visited Tulane in May and after thinking long and hard about his future, he now is the first recruit to pledge to play for Dunleavy and the Green Wave.
Reyes, a 6’6”, 240-pound small forward who is originally from Pompano Beach, Florida (North Broward Prep), has a profile at 247Sports, but is not currently ranked.
According to Lenny Vangilder of SportsNola.com, Reyes averaged 7.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season for Palm Beach State. At North Broward Prep, Reyes averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game.
Tulane is coming off a very trying season, as the Green Wave went just 12-22 overall and 3-15 in the American Athletic Conference, where they came in last place.