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Posted On: 11/16/17 5:00 AM
Truly one of the state’s more versatile small school players, Audubon senior Tyler Riebhoff is a post that can play point guard, and he could lead his team in assists this winter.
The 6-foot-1 guard/forward is one of the biggest guys on his team this season, so he’ll likely play in the paint. But he played point guard each of the last two seasons , and led the Wheelers in assists each of those.
He’s not just versatile as a basketball player, but as an athlete, too. Riebhoff is a being recruited for football and baseball more so than basketball, right now.
Area NAIA Clarke has offered for football, and he’s visited Central. And he’s gone on a visit to Wartburg for baseball.
Though he’s unsure about what exactly he’ll pursue at the next level. It’s looking like baseball is the frontrunner at the moment.
“I think I’m going to pursue baseball at the next level, or maybe even football. With basketball, I was just going to see how my senior year went, and if something came up. I’m still keeping my options open,” said Riebhoff.
“I’ve gotten a few basketball letters from some Iowa Conference schools about camps and things like that, but as far as actual talking to some coaches, no I haven’t.”
He added: “If something did come up for basketball, that’ be kind of sweet, and I’d definitely consider playing that at the next level.”
Rather than play grassroots ball this spring and summer, Riebhoff focused his time and energy playing baseball. He batted .356 for the Wheelers this past summer.
As for hoops, he got in the gym when he could.
“We played in a Harlan summer league, and other than that I was just at open gyms two times a week,” said Riebhoff.
Now, his senior season is here, and it will be his role to say as versatile as he can for this squad.
“I can still play along the perimeter, but I might have to play more in the paint, because we’re kind of a smaller team this year,” said Riebhoff.
“We have a junior, Tate Kileen, that will be taking over the reins at point guard, and he’s pretty tough.”