Fred Reid - MCSHOF Inductee - 2023
Reid was the first 1,000-point club member from Free Soil, accumulating 1,052 total career points in basketball, before he graduated from Free Soil High School in 1956. Reid was The Detroit Times all-state third team in 1956 and was honorable mention all-state in 1955 and averaged 25 ppg. He held the school record in free throw shooting with a 73% average, making 102 of 138 free throws. Holding school records for 10 years for 45 points in one game, Reid scored 519 points in 21 games during the 1955-56 season. Reid's 45 points in one game was a school and West Michigan Class D League individual record as he dropped in 21 buckets and three free throws in the game against Luther. Free Soil basketball had a 65-19 record in the four years Reid played high school basketball and he was named all-conference in basketball in the Western Michigan D League three times. Reid attended Northwestern College in Traverse City and played basketball. Basketball was not the only sport Reid was garnering awards for as he medaled four-times at the Track State Finals, placing second in the 880 yard run in 1956 and third in the pole vault. In 1955 Reid helped his Free Soil team to a third place finish at the state finals. Reid was the first pole vaulter in Free Soil school history. He received 28 track awards during high school. At the League Track Meet in 1956, Reid set two new league records, he ran a 2:13.2 in the 880-yard run and jumped 11' in the pole vault. At the same League Meet, Reid won the pole vault, shot put, tied for first in the high ump and won the 880-yard run. Reid also ran cross country for Free Soil. Reid now lives in Florida.