Friday, July 29, 2011
New England Renaissance Series: #11 Jarred Reuter
The New England Renaissance Series is an ongoing countdown of some of the best prospects in the region regardless of class. It is important not to dwell on the order of the rankings but rather on the unprecedented amount of talent the region possesses.
Height: 6'8 Weight: 225
Hometown: Rochester Mass
School Team: Saint Marks
Travel Team: New England Playaz
This pick at #11 might surprise some, but when it is all said and done "Big Rochester" will be a truly special talent. Unfortunately for Reuter, he was injured playing football last fall so his exposure was down. This spring and summer, however, he has reestablished himself as one of the best players in his class. He is a bull inside, and will be a formidable physical force as he continues to fill out. The recent scholarship offer from Indiana is only further proof that the sky is the limit for Reuter. Saint Johns and Rutgers have also offered. Here is his ESPN Evaluation.
Reuter's game is similar to that of a poor man's Tyler Hansbrough in that he is a power player inside with a terrific motor. He plalys with reckless abandon inside the paint, bullying physically weaker and less aggressive players. Even at his young age opposing players already bounce off his strong frame as he carves out space to score inside, rebound, and defend the post. He has a soft touch inside the lane, signs of a developing jump hook with his back the basket, and enough skill to step out and shoot.