August 28, 2021

Inacio, Reid Are Taken in the 2021 NLL Draft


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The #ProBucks fraternity gained two members on Saturday evening as Jackson Reid and Justin Inacio were taken in the National Lacrosse League Draft. Inacio went with the 10th pick in the first round to the Calgary Roughnecks while Reid was the 28th overall selection in the second round by the Halifax Thunderbirds.

NLL Draft History
With two more picks, Ohio State has now produced 15 selections in its history. Inacio is the 11th first-round pick since 2007, the most of any program in the country.

Since 2017, Ohio State has produced nine NLL Draft picks, including six first-rounders.

Inacio Goes First to the Calgary Roughnecks
A native of Oakville, Ontario, Inacio has played in 40 career games with a .607 face-off winning percentage (530-of-873). He was the 2018 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and an honorable mention All-American the next season in 2019 after ranking ninth nationally during the regular season in face-off winning percentage.

Ohio State’s active career leader with 259 ground balls, Inacio will return for his fifth season with the Buckeyes in 2022. He’s a biology major who has been an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree during his time in Columbus.

Reid Is Bound for the Halifax Thunderbirds
A model of consistency over the last four seasons, Reid has 25 or more points as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. He, like Inacio, will return to Ohio State in 2022 for one more go-around.

In 2021, Reid was Ohio State’s third leading scorer with 26 points on 15 goals and 11 assists. His top statistical performance of the season was a six-point outing in a 14-12 win over Johns Hopkins (4G, 2A) and he also had a four-goal showing the Big Ten Tournament against Michigan.

A 45-game veteran, Reid has 84 career goals, 35 assists and 119 points. As a sophomore, he tied for the team lead with 37 points on 29 goals and eight assists while helping the Buckeyes finish 8-4 overall.

Reid will be the fifth Buckeye on the Halifax roster, joining Jake Withers, Austin Shanks, Eric Fannell and Ryan Terefenko.