Reinhardt looking for right fit

Katin Reinhardt and USC went their separate ways on Tuesday. Now what for the 2012 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei shooting guard?

On Tuesday, 6-foot-4, 170-pound Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei shooting guard Katin Reinhardt and USC went in different directions, five and a half months after the 2012 prospect committed to the Trojans on Dec. 31, 2010.

"In light of so many freshman transfers this past year, I want to make sure that the fit is perfect in all aspects of my decision," Katin's father, Ernie Reinhardt said.

With Katin now uncommitted and USC no longer involved in the recruiting process, his father says he'll look at all options.

"Katin wants to see what else is out there," Ernie said. "He wants to find something he thinks is right. He wants to do well the rest of the spring, this summer, and to get ready for next year. He's got a lot of things he wants to do and he wants to make sure whatever is out there is right.

"No other schools were involved. Nobody was throwing offers out there, it was just an opinion that Katin voiced over the past couple weeks. We just really want to make sure we find what's right."

Both Katin and Ernie have similar sentiments in that they want to find the perfect fit for the rising senior.

"I'm looking for the right style of play, the right coach, the right fit and the right time," Katin said.

"Now going through this process, it's just going to be the right fit," added Ernie. "It can be from the east to the west. He's not leaning towards a specific place, he just wants to find the right place. He wants the right opportunity, the right fit, the right style of play, that kind of stuff."

Part of finding the right fit will be choosing a school that offers the style of play they're looking for.

"There's some schools that might fit his style of play, but they may not be the right fit," Ernie said. "But we really want to make sure it's the right style of play.

"Katin is a shooter and a hybrid guard. He wants to be in a system that's not a half court (style). He wants to be on a team that plays, that runs down the floor and he can be utilized as a shooter but also as a transition guard as well."

Katin is hoping to be recruited by some of the schools he heard from before but also wants to prove himself to other programs this summer.

"Hopefully the schools that recruited me before I committed to USC will come around like Syracuse, UConn and those kind of schools that really liked me," Katin said. "I just have to go out and have a big spring and summer for other schools to recruit me."

After making an early commitment, Katin plans on taking things slow this time around.

"I definitely want to wait," he said. "I'm not planning on making a commitment anytime soon at all. I want to wait."

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