Recruiting Report: Deng Reng (2019)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 01/11/18 3:00 PM

Wheaton North 2019 small forward Deng Reng is a top 20 prospect in the junior class.  The 6’7” small forward is a long and rangy forward with a lot of developmental upside.  Good skill level which allows him to make an impact on the offensive end of the floor.  Reng is a sound perimeter shooter drilling shots from beyond the arc with a fluid three point stroke.  He is most comfortable off the catch.  He is fairly efficient with his shots scoring on the interior against smaller defenders with the ability to use either hand to convert at the rim.  Runs the floor well with his long strides.  Rebounds in traffic using his length.  Will definitely need to add strength going forward, but we like how his game is progressing.  Projects as a D1 prospect at the low-major to mid-major level.

Reng spoke about his junior season at Wheaton North.

“We are doing pretty good.  We started off slow at the Thanksgiving Tournament, but are starting to pick it up now.  I started off slow as well, but as we play games and practice more we are building team chemistry.”

He ran with ET21 Buckeyes this past summer.

“We did alright.  It wasn’t our best year, but we are looking to pick it up in the summer time.”

What can he bring to a team at the next level?

“Rebounding, playing defense, and anything to help the team.”

UAB has already offered him a scholarship.

“I like the engineering school.  That is what I want to study in school.”

Kent State is another school that recently reached out to him.  This is a prospect that could see his recruitment expand a lot in the spring.