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Jarelle Reischel, a 6-foot-6, 204-pound wing from Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) High, has shuffled his visits a bit.
Having already visited Rice officially, Reischel will visit Seton Hall Oct. 14, Georgetown Oct. 21, Penn State Oct. 30 and Temple at a date TBD.
“They’re all kind of equal,” he said Friday by phone. “I visited all of them unofficially. I’ll get a better feel for which school will lead after I take my official visits.”
Reischel was born in Hamburg, Germany because his father, Terry Carter, who was born on Long Island, was in the military. He is currently stationed in Kuwait.
He said Seton Hall has the advantage of being half an hour from his home in New Jersey.
“It’s close to home, definitely,” he said.
“I like them,” he added. “The new coaching staff is great. They’re trying to take over the program and turn it around and Coach [Kevin] Willard has great experience. He coached five years in the NBA with the Boston Celtics.”
Wherever he lands, Reischel figures his versatility will help.
“I’m going to be a two guard,” he said. “My versatility and my size at the two guard position [will help]. I know how to play basketball and me coming from Germany, the European style has a lot of passing, a lot of system play. I fit into that well.
“I can play American-style basketball, shooting. I can play defense and offense. I can pretty much guard every position.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.