Kansas Senate honors KU’s Tyrel Reed

TOPEKA — Kansas senators gave University of Kansas basketball player Tyrel Reed a standing ovation today during a resolution honoring him for his athletic and scholarly pursuits.

Reed, a guard from Burlington, appeared in the Senate chamber with his parents, Stacy and Debbie Reed.

A sponsor of the resolution recalled pro player Charles Barkley once saying that he was a basketball player, not a role model.

“Charles Barkley might not be a role model,” Sen. Jeff King, R-Independence. “Tyrel Reed is.”