Zach Reichle

Breaking down 2017 Oregon State commit Zach Reichle

What kind of player is Oregon State getting in Zach Reichle? Scout breaks down his game.

Zach Reichle committed to Oregon State on Tuesday, giving the Beavers a talented player who projects to be a productive piece of the puzzle in Corvallis.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound 2017 shooting guard from Wilsonville (Ore.) is a three-star prospect but is a player who should help Wayne Tinkle and company continue their ascent as a program.

Reichle, who was 5A State Player of the Year during Wilsonville’s state championship season, is a wing with decent size who is a high level shooter and has a good feel.

There’s no question that what Reichle does best is shoot the ball, especially off the catch. Per Synergy Sports, Reichle shot 48.3% off the catch playing for Team FAST this summer on the adidas circuit, as opposed to 20% off the bounce.

He shoots the ball off the catch almost four times more often than he shoots it off the bounce, however, and per DraftExpress has shot over 40% from three and 52% from two over the last two years of summer play, which are very efficient shooting numbers for a high school wing.

Reichle has a very high basketball IQ; he sees the court/passes the ball well and most often doesn't force shots he can't hit.

He can get to the basket in transition, but his handle and athleticism don't make him too big of a threat to drive in the half court. He’s just an okay athlete and would be best in a zone, although how hard he plays to go with his feel certainly give him the chance to overachieve defensively.

Reichle's size, shooting ability and feel make him a guy who should fit in nicely in Corvallis. He plays extremely hard and has made strides throughout his high school career.

The combination of Zach Reichle to go with previously committed shooting guard Ethan Thompson is a nice start to the 2017 class for Oregon State.

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