Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
PHILADELPHIA — Jarred Reuter got to test himself against some of the best bigs in the Class of 2015 last week at the Reebok Classic Breakout.
The 6-foot-8 Reuter out of Brewster (N.H.) Academy competed against 6-8 Elijah Thomas, 6-10 Diamond Stone, 6-11 Skal Labissiere and 7-3 Christ Koumadje.
“I held my own, played good D,” Reuter told SNY.tv. “I think I’ve proven I can play them all and hold my own, so it’s been good.”
As far as schools, Reuter said he noticed that Providence, Rhode Island, Iowa and South Carolina attended all of his games.
“They’ve really been recruiting me hard this week,” he said.
As for both Providence and Rhode Island, he said, “I like both of them. Both programs have great coaches, great coaching staffs that are getting better. It’s exciting that it’s close to home and exciting that they’re getting better.”
As for Iowa, he said, “I really like the Big Ten. I like the coaches. I feel I fit in with the program and it seems like a good fit.”
On South Carolina, “I love Coach [Frank] Martin. He’s just a tough dude, I feel like I can thrive with him because I play his style of play.”
Reuter said there’s a “very good chance” those four schools could make his final list He said he plans to cut his list to “five or seven” by August “so I can take my visits and everything in the fall.”
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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.