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ZagNative
06-09-2011, 04:28 PM
A subscription Scout story on the NC State site (http://northcarolinastate.scout.com/2/1078269.html) claims that the Zags are in the mix for Reinhardt's services:
Other programs such as Syracuse, Gonzaga, Florida, and Florida State are also in the mix for Reinhardt, a four-star prospect and the No. 11 shooting guard in the country according to Scout.com. What type of a talent is Reinhardt?

"I feel like I'm a guy that can be interchangeable," he stated. "I feel like I can start out at the two guard but also play some point guard. Some schools are even saying that I can play some small forward when they go small because I am 6-foot-5.

"Schools are looking at me as a guy who can score, and then distribute when I need to... help run the team."

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 170
Position: SG
Year: Class of 2012
High School: Mater Dei HS
(Santa Ana, CA)

Scout Profile (http://northcarolinastate.scout.com/a.z?s=178&p=8&c=1&nid=4697822)

Rivals Profile (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Katin-Reinhardt-121383)

ESPN (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/68087/katin-reinhardt)

Reinhardt committed to USC in December but decommitted in May.

No idea how much the Zags are in this, but hey! It's summer, and so we dig up whatever quasi-news we can find.

Some cheesecake of young Mr. Reinhardt:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ReHpbvbfDe8/TfFkdy8t14I/AAAAAAABRig/7YDFsCCTOHo/2011-06-09%252520Kaitin%252520Reinhardt-3.jpg

Just_An_Old_Zag
06-09-2011, 05:31 PM
sounds like something out of the Da Vinci Code...

Da Vinci was one wicked rebounder btw, strong hands, he could bend horse shoes with his hands.

ZagNative
06-09-2011, 05:36 PM
sounds like something out of the Da Vinci Code...

Da Vinci was one wicked rebounder btw, strong hands, he could bend horse shoes with his hands."the Burb's of Walla Walla?"

Sounds like the cocktail hour begins early down in the double Walla. Time for ZN to pop the twist top on some fine jug wine as well.

hondo
06-09-2011, 05:42 PM
"Da Vinci was one wicked rebounder btw, strong hands, he could bend horse shoes with his hands."

Those must have been WalMart horse shoes.

Just_An_Old_Zag
06-09-2011, 07:14 PM
the burbs of WW= College Place

and the only place to buy a fine jug of wine in College Place is Wal-Mart :)

which has nothing to do with the Da Vinci Code or Mater Dei...so it must be the crickets...

CanadianZagFan
06-10-2011, 08:59 AM
I like what the kid can bring, he has good length for a back-court player, something the Zags are lacking with Bell and Pangos. I know that Landry and the two Mathis' bring size, but they seem to not have the best ball skills, this is where this player could fit, similar to Carter who will be gone.

Never mind, I forgot about Kyle

BobZag
06-13-2011, 09:00 AM
I'd be thrilled if Katin chose Gonzaga, but the Zags' track record with Mater Dei kids is not good at all. I guess there are firsts for everything, eh?

CDC84
06-13-2011, 11:15 AM
Hopefully Donny Daniels can work his magic........

ZagNative
06-13-2011, 12:32 PM
Reinhardt played in a SoCal tourney over the weekend, which Josh Gershon reported on for Scout (http://ucla.scout.com/2/1079273.html):
Katin Reinhardt, SG, Mater Dei: With the other high major prospects at other events this weekend, Reinhardt was the man for Mater Dei, a role he's clearly comfortable with. It was a good weekend for Reinhardt, whose three-point shot was on point but he also displayed a crossover that was impossible to stay in front of, as he used it to get his defender off balance before taking the ball straight to the basket, where he finished well. When Reinhardt played hard on defense, he also did a good job staying in front of his man. There's absolutely no question on Reinhardt's talent level. The key for him will be taking in college coaching, conforming to that system and letting that school use his talents to the best of the head coach's ability. Should he do that, he'll have a bright future at the next level. Gershon also mentioned another guy the Zags are apparently looking at, Donovan Johnson, seen below in a game against Westchester this past season:
Donovan Johnson of Palisades is one of the more intriguing 2012 combo guards out west. Johnson's athleticism would make him a steal at the mid-major level and a sleeper for bigger schools. ..
Donovan Johnson has offers from LMU and Pepperdine. He's also being recruited by Colorado, Washington, UCLA, Gonzaga, St. Mary's and Nevada.


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZJ6TPfORor4/TfZw2MVFwUI/AAAAAAABRks/XwwT9zQWhQc/2011-06-13%252520Donovan%252520Johnson%252520Palisades-3.jpg

Left Kylie Ried from the Bishop Montegomery High School Varsity sticks his arm in the path of Donovan Johnson of the Pacific Palisades Boys Varsity Basketball who dribbling the basketball and making a drive towards the basket inside the South Gym located on the campus of Santa Monica High School on Friday December 10th 2010 during the third round of the first annual "The Tournament" held at Santa Monica High School. Bishop Montgomery would win the game 83-62.
Johnson doesn't seem to have been profiled by Scout or Rivals yet but does have an eval up on ESPN (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/110722/donovan-johnson), with an 85 Scout, Inc. grade:
Donovan Johnson
Point Guard
CLASS: 2012
85
* Los Angeles, CA Hometown
* Palisades High School

* 6'0"Height
* 165 lbsWeight

Strengths:
Johnson has great size for the lead guard spot at the next level. He possesses high-level speed and quickness and he loves to attack in transition. He can get to the rim at will off the dribble and he has the strength to finish in traffic. Defensively he can guard either the 1 or the 2 and he has exceptional lateral quickness and quick hands.

Weaknesses:
Johnson is slowly maturing into a point guard prospect. He needs to learn the nuances of the point guard position like game management (running a team in the half court set). In addition, he should do a better job of locating his teammates early on in transition and master the skill of drive and kick (making others better). In terms of scoring his jump shot has improved, but it needs to get more consistent.

Bottom line:
Johnson is beginning to evolve into a point guard. Although he has that scorer's mentality, he is showing signs of being able to transfer over to the point guard position. He has all the physical intangibles to be an outstanding guard at the next level and his savvy is improving each and every time out. If he is able to continue to develop the skills (game management, making others better) needed to run the 1, his stock will continue to climb.

MaxPreps profile (http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/T0sTKE5xA0mxhWBnjLv81g/basketball-winter-10-11/profile-donovan-johnson.htm).

ronh_pm
06-13-2011, 12:49 PM
Mater Dei recruits, as good as they are on the court continue to scare me off the court.

I think given the current up rise in transfers at Gonzaga, a prospect out of Mater Dei should maybe be held to higher "ethical" (wrong word but not sure how to put it) standards than the "average" recruit.

my $.02

(should note...as a California fan the Gary Franklin x-fer may have jaded my view some)

ZagNut08
06-13-2011, 01:51 PM
Just curious, what do you mean by that? I always love trashing my old HS rival and maybe havent kept up on their doings off the court. I was there during the Taylor King + Mike Gerrity, both of who had huge egos + hype coming into the program. Gerrity accepting a scholarship to UCLA before playing his first game as a freshman at MD then having it yanked, quiting the team to stir up "hype" and ultimately playing some ball at Pepperdine. King still, imo, thinks he is much better than realitity, didn't choose us out of HS or after his transfer.

A lot haven't lived up to lofty expectations lately, book is still open on the Wear twins, but they didn't have the impact some thought they might at UNC.

ronh_pm
06-13-2011, 02:26 PM
A quick Google on "Mater Dei basketball transfer" will give dozens of references such as http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/06/schea-cotton-mater-dei.html referring to "commitment" issues the Mater Dei program is percieved to have.

And when combined with the past couple of years unusual number of players leaving the Gonzaga program I think they have to be sure whoever they bring in, regardless of how tough the playing time, or whatever other factor comes into play gets, will remains with the program.

Reinhardt had commited to USC and then for unconfirmed reasons (was unhappy about his projected role with the team) renounced his commitment.

In Franklin's case, he actually played about 1/2 a season before becomming unhappy with his role and transferring.

Just saying is all, Gonzaga is pretty tight...not sure a Mater Dei grad is sort of the type that will be happy there... IMHO of course.

BobZag
06-14-2011, 10:07 AM
Just curious, what do you mean by that? I always love trashing my old HS rival and maybe havent kept up on their doings off the court. I was there during the Taylor King + Mike Gerrity, both of who had huge egos + hype coming into the program. Gerrity accepting a scholarship to UCLA before playing his first game as a freshman at MD then having it yanked, quiting the team to stir up "hype" and ultimately playing some ball at Pepperdine. King still, imo, thinks he is much better than realitity, didn't choose us out of HS or after his transfer.

A lot haven't lived up to lofty expectations lately, book is still open on the Wear twins, but they didn't have the impact some thought they might at UNC.

Few needs to mine the plethora of talent at Santa Margarita HS more!

MDABE80
06-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Like Katin. Sign ihim.

U Zig, I Zag
06-14-2011, 03:56 PM
Not even sure what you guys are talking about. I do know that San Dimas High School football rocks, though.

MDABE80
06-14-2011, 04:36 PM
Study the title of the thread Gr##shopper....Katin Katin ...Katin..

MJGoGaels
06-14-2011, 06:05 PM
Few needs to mine the plethora of talent at Santa Margarita HS more!

Not in my backyard! ;-)

ZagNut08
06-15-2011, 09:45 AM
Still can't believe few didn't offer me after my promising freshman year sporting 5.8ppg and 3.2rpg

ZagNut08
06-15-2011, 09:46 AM
Not in my backyard! ;-)

Where abouts is your backyard? I grew up in Mission Viejo

MJGoGaels
06-15-2011, 09:31 PM
Where abouts is your backyard? I grew up in Mission Viejo

Not going to tell you when it's as plain as the nose on my face. looking North in this posting space box..:eek:

ZagNut08
06-16-2011, 08:08 AM
:doh:

I was just down there a few weeks ago to grab some food at el adobe.

Still trying to work my way back down to that area, but have been stuck in sacramento for a few years.

Have you been to any games at J Serra? I have heard their facilities are top notch (obviously not Mater Dei top notch)

ZagNative
06-17-2011, 10:24 AM
Well, it looks like the Zags are truly in the mix for Reinhardt. From a report on the standouts at the NBA Top 100 Camp posted on ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=6672482), he really does like Gonzaga.

PG Katin Reinhardt (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./ Mater Dei) was tough to stop on Thursday as he was scoring the ball with jumpers off the dribble and the catch. When he is handling the basketball his eyes are up looking to find an open man. However, he will get fancy with the ball at times as he plays with a flare to his game. He likes Texas, Syracuse, Arizona, Baylor and Gonzaga.

Reborn
06-18-2011, 07:34 AM
Great news ZN! I have visions of Reinhardt in a Zag uni.

jpwils
06-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Think this fellow would be a great choice.

Would be nice if Clarke could mentor Dranginis and this young man.

But I also understand logjam- would be nice to get 5 for 4 and have both candidates redshirt- and have these
guys BOTH get mentored!!

JPtheBeasta
06-20-2011, 11:05 AM
It's nice to see Gonzaga mentioned in the same breath as those other big-name schools.

BJZags
06-20-2011, 06:14 PM
Wasn't pg Jamie Dudley (circa 1989 or so) out of Mater Dei?

sittingon50
06-20-2011, 08:20 PM
Palisades.

ZagNative
06-21-2011, 11:19 AM
Reinhardt's Rivals profile (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Katin-Reinhardt-121383) now shows a Gonzaga offer, with a top 2 of Arizona and Baylor.

ZagNative
06-22-2011, 11:21 AM
SSF has a profile of Reinhardt (http://www.slipperstillfits.com/2011/6/21/2236630/prospect-introductions-2012-guard-katin-reinhardt) up, which includes a link to a video interview in which he mentions the Zags coming on in his recruitment recently.

Nice pic with the story as well ...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AWbC4n6EEcU/TgI__ZjcO6I/AAAAAAABRoM/kPt-Ka0QqIU/s512/2011-06-22%252520Katin%252520Reinhardt%252520SSF-1.jpg

Bogozags
06-22-2011, 06:05 PM
:doh:

I was just down there a few weeks ago to grab some food at el adobe.

Still trying to work my way back down to that area, but have been stuck in sacramento for a few years.

Have you been to any games at J Serra? I have heard their facilities are top notch (obviously not Mater Dei top notch)

In which part of Sacramento do you live?

That town has grown like a bad weed...could tell you stories!

ZagNut08
06-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Down in elk grove, not a big fan of the region...looking to get out

Bogozags
06-23-2011, 03:01 AM
Down in elk grove, not a big fan of the region...looking to get out

Use to live Southside-Greenhaven. The city is too congested. O remember when Elk Grove was rural and a nice, quiet area. Now it is just part of the city. Oh, that's also where Cartwright went to HS before going to USF.