ESPN's Adam Finkelstein reports today that St. Mark's freshman big man and Rochester, Mass. native Jarred Reuter received his first high-major offer last weekend, from Indiana University.
Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-8 Reuter -- who missed his entire freshman year at St. Mark's with a foot injury suffered during football -- last weekend while the Class of 2014 prospect was on a visit to campus for the program's elite camp.
Only recently has Reuter begun playing basketball, running with the Springfield-based New England Playaz. But even still, he's on the eye of many a radar for his phyiscality, aggression and college-ready frame.
Scouts Inc's current evaluation reads as follows:
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 plays 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.
Reuter missed his entire freshman season with an injury and needs to get back into basketball shape since making his return. As he continues to add muscle to his frame he needs to ensure that he doesn't get stronger at the expense of his conditioning or mobility. He projects as more of a power player than a high level athlete against the highest levels of competition and needs to continue to develop his overall ball skills both inside and out.
Reuter possesses the physicality and aggression that can't be taught. With time to develop his skills, he projects as a high level prospect in the class of 2014.