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Jen Reese
Player Profile:
Jen Reese 763362
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clackamas, Ore.
High School: Clackamas
Experience: 4 Letters

Career: The 11th player in team history to record 1,200 points and 600 rebounds. She finished her career right at 1,200 points, ranking 19th on Colorado's all-time scoring list. She also appears on Buffaloes' career charts for rebounds (13th, 686), field goals made (17th, 479), double-figure scoring games (t-17th, 61) and double-doubles (t-23rd, 6)

2014-15 (Senior): Averaged 12.9 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from the field, ranking second on the team in all three categories. She hit 86.4 percent from the free throw line (89-of-103) ranking second in the Pac-12 and 24th in the nation. Reese topped all Pac-12 players in free throw percentage during conference games hitting 93 percent (40-of-43) and at one point made a team season best 24 straight. Her overall figure ranks as the 13th best single-season mark in team history. On the overall Pac-12 leaderboard, Reese was ninth in defensive rebounds (5.3 drpg), 11th in overall rebounding, 12th in field goal percentage and 15th in scoring. She became the 26th player to pass the 1,000 point milestone with a career effort against UCLA (1/11). Reese had a career and team season high 30 points against the Bruins, hitting 14-of-19 from the field. Her 14 field goals made tied for the third-best single-game total in team history, joining 10 others, most recently by CU's all-time leading scorer Brittany Spears against California in the first round of the 2011 Postseason WNIT. Reese recorded double figures in scoring in 21 games. Three of her six career double-doubles came this season as well as five of eight 20-plus scoring outings. Three of her 20-point scoring games came in the first six contests. She had back-to-back 20-point games to begin the season, scoring 21 in the Preseason WNIT opener against North Dakota (11/15) and 24 two nights later in the overtime loss to Western Kentucky; a game in which she also had 11 rebounds and established career highs from the free throw line hitting 11 on 13 attempts. Reese had 26 points and matched a career-best 14 rebounds in the double overtime win over Colorado State (11/29) in the championship game of the Omni Hotels Classic. She hit 8-of-14 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line as she was named to the Omni Classic All-Tournament team. Reese averaged 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds during Colorado's memorable Pac-12 Tournament run. She scored 13 points - all in the second half - of Colorado's upset win over No. 8/9 ranked and top seeded Oregon State in the quarterfinals.

2013-14 (Junior): Received honorable mention to the All-Pac-12 Conference team as voted on by league coaches despite missing the final seven games of the season with a broken bone in her shoulder. Reese was second on the team in scoring at an even 12.0 points of game, just being edged out by teammate Arielle Roberson for the season lead by .03. She was also second on the team in rebounding (5.8 rpg), free-throw percentage (.744) and field-goal accuracy (.483).  After trading off starting and bench roles during the nonconference schedule, she settled into a starting position during the Pac-12 slate, starting in her final 13 games. Reese scored in double-digits in 17 of 27 contests and logged a pair of double-doubles. Her first double-dip of the season included 14 points and a career-high-matching 14 rebounds in a 69-62 loss at No. 7 ranked Louisville (12/21). The second came in her home state as she scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in an 81-75 win at Oregon (2/10).  Reese had a memorable weekend in the home series with the Arizona schools. She averaged 22 points and 7.5 rebounds on 55 percent from the field and 91 percent from the free throw line in the games against Arizona (1/24) and Arizona State (1/26). She matched her career-best scoring output with 22 points in each game and set career highs for field goals (9), field-goal attempts (18) and minutes played (36) against the Sun Devils. Earlier in the season she was named to the Omni Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while hitting 69 percent from the field (11-of-16) in wins over South Alabama (11/29) and Rice (11/30). On the Pac-12 leaderboard, Reese ranked sixth in field-goal percentage, eighth in free-throw percentage and 21st in scoring. She also extended her shot beyond 3-point range, hitting eight of career 11 3-pointers during her junior campaign. Reese shot 50 percent or better in more than half her games (14) and a blistering 60 percent or higher in 12 of those contests.

2012-13 (Sophomore): Reese made a successful return from a freshman year eye injury, playing in all 32 games. One of the top bench players in the league, she earned honorable mention to the coach’s All-Pac-12 team. She was third on the team in scoring (8.4 ppg) and rebounding (4.9 rpg) while hitting 42.5 percent from the field and a team-best 80.6 percent from the foul line. She was especially sharp from the foul line during conference play, sinking 85.3 percent (29-of-34) including a string of 17 straight. Reese scored a career-high 22 points in the comeback win at Arizona State (1/18), where the Buffaloes trailed by as much as 12 in the second half before claiming a 71-63 win. Against the Sun Devils she was 7-of-10 from the floor and recorded a personal and team season-best 8-for-8 from the free-throw stripe. She was especially sharp in the desert that weekend, netting 15 points and six rebounds against Arizona (1/20), tying a career best with seven field-goals made in each contest. She narrowly missed her second career double-double with 14 points and a season-high nine rebounds in the Omni Hotels championship game win over San Diego State (11/24). Her biggest single rebound however came in the final seconds of CU’s 70-66 upset over No. 8/8 Louisville (12/14). With Colorado up by two and 11 seconds remaining, Brittany Wilson missed a pair of free throws, but on the second one Reese grabbed the offensive rebound and scored on the put-back to preserve the final margin. On the season she scored in double digits 14 times and led the team in scoring on four occasions. Reese made her only start of the season, for an injured Rachel Hargis, in the NCAA Tournament game against Kansas (3/23).

2011-12 (Freshman): Reese ranked second on the team in rebounding (6.0 rpg) and fourth in scoring (7.8 ppg) as a first year Buffalo. She led all Pac-12 freshmen in rebounding by average and earned honorable mention to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team voted on by league coaches. Reese played in 25 games and moved into the starting lineup for nine straight before suffering a broken orbital bone underneath her left eye while attempting to take a charge in the opening minutes of the game at No. 2 Stanford (2/23). She had come into her own, leading Colorado in rebounding (or sharing the lead) in six of the last nine games prior to her injury. Reese grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds against UCLA (1/29), the third highest total by a CU player this season. She made her first career start at Arizona, responding with 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Logged her first career double-double with 12 points, on 6-of-7 shooting, and 12 rebounds in the win at Washington State (1/7). She had 11 games with seven or more rebounds, including four in double-digits. Reese was named to the UTSA Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team, averaging 12.5 points over the two games while shooting 66.7 percent (10-of-15). She had a career-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting -- including her lone 3-pointer made-- in the win over Creighton (12/21). She made her collegiate debut against Northern Arizona scoring eight points on 3-of-6 from the field while grabbing three steals. Reese had 11 games of shooting 50 percent or better, finishing her season at 44.9 percent, which would have ranked among the top 12 in the Pac-12, but fell just short of the minimum number of games played to be ranked in the league leaderboard.

HIGH SCHOOL: Reese is a 2011 graduate of Clackamas (Ore.) High School. A 2011 Parade Magazine All-American, Reese averaged 25 points, 20 rebounds, six assists and five blocks as a senior guiding the Cavaliers to a 27-2 record and a second place state finish, the program’s best ever state placing. She became the first player to be named Oregon’s Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year on two occasions (2010, ’11). Reese led the Three Rivers League in scoring as a senior, helping Clackamas to an undefeated (15-0) conference championship season, and a 25-game win streak along the way. She is a three-time Class 6A first team all-state selection and Three Rivers MVP and a four-time first team all-league selection. A 2011 McDonald’s All-American nominee, Reese was the MVP of the state of Oregon and the school’s Athlete of the Year. She was Oregon’s second leading scorer her junior year (21 ppg) and its third leading scorer her sophomore year (20 ppg). As a freshman, Reese earned second-team all-state honors, averaging 12 points and five rebounds. Reese’s teams compiled an overall four-year record of 70-17.  She earned a spot in the CHS Hall of Fame before graduation. Reese played club ball with Team Concept from seventh through 12th grades, traveling all over the greater west. Her team took first place in tournaments in Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle and Memphis.

ACADEMICS: Reese graduated in May 2015 with her bachelor's degree in Communication.

PERSONAL: Jen “J” Reese was born on May 19, 1992, in Portland, Ore. She is the daughter of Jeff and Ashley Reese of Happy Valley, Ore. She has one younger brother David, an offensive lineman at Montana. When she’s not playing basketball she enjoys hanging out with friends. She hopes to continue playing overseas and become a coach.