By Jeff Borzello
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Katin Reinhardt has had the rep of a long-range shooter since he burst onto the scene at Mater Dei (Calif.) a couple of years ago.
The 6-foot-5 guard is no longer just a 3-point gunner, though. At the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia last week, Reinhardt showed the ability to handle the ball effectively and set up teammates for open shots.
“I’m working on all aspects of my game,” he said. “I’m just trying to get better, playing really well on the defensive end.”
Reinhardt had committed to USC on New Year’s Eve, but the two schools parted way in May. Since then, his recruitment has picked up in a major way.
He holds offers from Arizona, Baylor, Arizona State, Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State and Colorado, with interest coming from Syracuse, Florida and Kentucky.
Reinhardt can’t point to a specific reason as to why his recruitment is heavier now than it was before his commitment to USC.
“I don’t really know,” he said. “They’re starting to see I’m playing hard.”
There is no timetable for a decision from Reinhardt, but he does plan on trimming his list.
“I don’t have any favorites, I’m wide open,” he said. “But I’m going to cut it down to five.”
There are no leaders this point, but the schools that are coming after him the hardest will get the longest looks.
“The schools that offered will be looked at right away,” Reinhardt said.