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Posted On: 07/3/18 2:00 PM
You could say that Gabe Reichle is familiar with the process. The younger brother of current Oregon State Beavers guard Zach Reichle, the solid 6-foot-1, 170-pound combo guard from Wilsonville understands what playing AAU basketball is all about and when it comes to college recruitment, he’s seen what that can look like even though he’s just a rising junior.
This spring, Reichle played up a level at 17U with Hoop Salem’s top team and settled into a solid role. “We beat some good teams and I did pretty good,” Reichle said. “My job is to space the floor and shoot and my shot definitely got better throughout. At first I was getting used to the level and speed but now I’m feeling more comfortable and stuff is coming easier.”
Developing his jumper was exactly what Reichle was hoping to do this off-season. But with Wilsonville during summer league play, he showed off more of an ability to attack the basket. Since he’s playing up at the 17U level, Reichle has been able to get noticed by some college programs – some of which had recruited Zach a few years ago. He notes that some schools have already been in contact, notably UC Irvine.
“Mostly the schools that were in early contact with my brother have contacted me,” Reichle said. “I just want to go where I can go play basketball, go to school and live. A good place, good environment, good coaches, and where I can have fun.”
With two more years to go, Reichle isn’t in any hurry to make a college decision. Right now he’s simply enjoying playing high-level AAU basketball and is set to hit the travel circuit again in July. I just want to do what I can do and make more contact with coaches,” Reichle said. “Hopefully I can pick up an offer.”
Reichle currently ranks as the #25 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2020 rankings.