A lot of hype had been building throughout the high school season with Nathan Reuvers. The Minnesota native was putting up big numbers and helping his team win. Now on the national stage the 6-foot-9 versatile power forward is showing that buzz was indeed justified.
“I’m just working at getting better at the little things,” said Reuvers. “I have a high skill level, but it is all about being more physical. I am not as big as other guys on the court so I have to be physical and go up and snatch rebounds.”
When it comes to recruiting, Reuvers has interest from a whole host of schools.
“I have a lot of people contacting me with 18 offers,” said Reuvers. “I am going to see where I am at, at the end of April and see if I want to cut things down after that.”
He continued, “I made about 15 unofficial visits. I saw Minnesota, Creighton, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Stanford, Boston, Harvard, and a bunch of schools.”
Minnesota is the school closest to home and the Gophers have done a good job of building a relationship and getting him on campus.
“I’ve been up there a lot,” said Reuvers of Minnesota. “It is about 30 minutes from my house so I went to a lot of games and they have always treated me well. They didn’t have a great year this year, but they have good guys coming in so I think the future is bright.”
Another school that has turned up the heat in a big way on Reuvers is Wisconsin, and the Badgers are selling their history with kids from the state of Minnesota.
“They are a great program,” he said of Wisconsin. “They have been to the tournament basically the last 18 years. They talk to me about the success they have had with Minnesota guys, and they are really telling me about that.”
While many schools have already offered, one that has yet to do so is Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish have a long family connection to Reuvers and are making sure to let him know they are very interested.
“Every year I go there for football games,” said Reuvers. “I’ll be down there for most of the home games this year, and it is really cool to be recruited by them since I grew up watching them.”
Look for Reuvers to be someone who makes a major jump when the post-spring rankings are released for the 2017 class.