Malcom J. Reed was born in Mullins, South Carolina and relocated to Whitesboro, New Jersey outside of Atlantic City, where he was raised. He holds degrees in Business Administration, Business Management and Finance.
Reed has 18 years of experience working with youth who find themselves disconnected including him. Basketball carried Reed from the Jersey shore to West Virginia Tech to the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Harlem Globetrotters as well as abroad. In 2006, Reed founded D3 Community Outreach, Incorporated, a nonprofit 501(C)3 based in Durham, North Carolina dedicated to improving the lives of disconnected youth. With his passion for basketball and his desire to give back not only to the community he grew up in but also, the one in which he lives, the inaugural program of D3 “The Hayti Basketball Summer League” began. “My ultimate goal is for our youth to visualize the end product while falling in love with the process,” says Reed. Through the years, Reed continues to develop D3 Community Outreach and has expanded D3 to include additional programming focused on service, entrepreneurship and literacy with a vision to connect with youth in every state.”