Zach Reichle

Local 2017 wing Zach Reichle commits to Oregon State

Zach Reichle ended his recruitment on Tuesday, committing to Oregon State. The three-star prospect discusses his commitment to the Beavers.

Oregon State added to its 2017 class on Tuesday with a commitment from Zach Reichle.

A 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing from Wilsonville (Ore.), Reichle is a very good shooter who also has a high basketball IQ.

“I committed to Oregon State.” Reichle told Scout. “It’s what felt right to me in my heart. Oregon State and U.C. Irvine were my final two and I’m very close with both coaching staffs.

“Irvine is an amazing school and program but in my heart I felt it was Oregon State. I love Oregon and want to stay home and be close to my family.”

The Oregon State coaching staff played a big role in Reichle’s decision.

“They were very welcoming to me,” he said. “They’ve been [involved in the recruitment] for a long time. They feel like I can contribute and be a big part of their program. They’re great people.”

Reichle is comfortable with how he fits into the Beavers’ program.

“I think I’ll fit in well,” Reichle said. “It’s the Pac-12 so I’m going to have to work very hard and know nothing will be handed to me. But if I work hard hopefully I’ll get the chance to play early and can help them. I want to go there and help them win.”

The three-star prospect’s plan is to step into Corvallis and help the Beavers program continue to move in the right direction.

“I expect us to ultimately win,” he said. “I think we’ll be successful. They made the NCAA tournament last year and I don’t think we should set our goals any lower than that. I think we’ll keep improving.”

Reichle joins Top 60 shooting guard Ethan Thompson in Oregon State’s 2017 class.

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