Zach Reichle, aka the state of Oregon’s highest rated high school player coming out in 2017, has narrowed his list of schools down to Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, UC-Irvine, and, most importantly, Oregon State. The Senior plans to come to a decision by the week of October 17th, after concluding his final official visit at UC-Irvine.
Fullcourt Press All-West Camp Top 25 pick 6-4 2017 Zach Reichle (Wilsonville OR) down to Stanford, Ore State, Harvard, Princeton & UC-Irvine— Dinos Trigonis (@trigonis30) September 23, 2016
In an interview with the Oregonian, Zach expressed his interest in Oregon State as being reciprocal to the interest Oregon State has shown in him:
Reichle also listed playing time as a strong motivator in his future school. Given that the Beavs had the 4th highest 3-point field goal percentage in the Pac-12 last year, Reichle’s deep ball ability would be a great asset. Scouts have touted his ability to look up on fast breaks and make smart passes, which also would meld with OSU’s transition offense.
Heading into the ‘16-’17 season, Reichle has emerged as much more than just a shooter. Initially garnering only minimal scouting attention, his growth into an all-around player through his time with AAU standout ‘Team Fast’ (the same team Oregon’s Payton Pritchard played on) has created the buzz that Oregon State is now competing against to land Reichle’s talents. His standout performance at Adidas’s Uprising Gauntlet Series last year led to scholarship offers pouring in.
Coming out of Wilsonville, the shooting guard would join 4-star recruit Ethan Thompson in what may end up being Wayne Tinkle’s most talented recruiting class so far as head coach at Oregon State.
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