Posted On: 01/4/18 5:00 PM
A big and skilled guard from Covington, Reggie Gause is a young prospect that could soon be a breakout player.
The 6-foot-5 guard is establishing himself as one of the state’s finest sharpshooters, and he’s also a capable play-maker and finisher at the high school level.
We recently caught up Gause — Louisiana’s 19th-ranked 2020 — and he defined his skill-set, strengths and weaknesses.
“I’m a knockdown shooter, I can shoot from anywhere pretty much. When I need an and-one, I can get to the goal. And I can find spots to get offensive rebounds and get and-one putbacks,” said Gause.
“I need work on my ball-handling, it’s getting there but I need to work on that most, and then my defense, too.”
Even though he’s still and underclassmen, Gause finds himself in a leadership role for the Chargers.
“Right now, I’m averaging 22 points per game and I’m a captain of the team. My team expects me to lead them, and that’s what I do,” said Gause.
“Right now, my goals are to get stronger, so I’m getting in the weight-room. And I’m just working on my ball-handling before practice for an hour every day.”
When his sophomore season is complete, Gause will again play with NOLA 23, he told PHLA he’ll play with them for his 16U and 17U offseasons.
Gause could see his already progressing recruitment take off this spring and summer.
“I have UNO, Tulane, Appalachian State, they haven’t offered but they’re all looking at me. UNO is probably the heaviest right now,” said Gause.
“I hope I get a couple of D1 offers this summer, so I have offers, but if I don’t I’m just going to stick with it until I do.”