Tellinghuisen Fills It Up

Reed Tellinghuisen knows how to score. Colleges are taking notice of the Iowa guard, including the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Reed Tellinghuisen believes he has something to offer the Iowa basketball program.

"As I watch (the Hawkeyes), I feel like they need more of an outside threat, three-point shooting," the East Sac County (Iowa) guard said. "I feel like I have that in my game. That's pretty much the strength of my game."

Tellinghuisen, a junior, has shown an ability to fill it up. He scored 51 points in a January game and his 25.5 a game led the state's Class 2A players. He shot almost 38 percent from behind the arc, while Iowa has shot 30.2 on threes through 27 games.

The 6-foot-6, 170-pound Tellinghuisen visited Iowa for the Indiana game on New Year's Eve.

"I visited the whole facility there at Carver," he said. "I got the whole tour. I talked to Fran (McCaffery) a little bit.

"We just mostly talked about the game, how he thought his kids played against Indiana. He thought they played pretty well. He just said that he'll be out there scouting me in the spring and the summer."

McCaffery was scheduled to visit East Sac County for a game this season but weather canceled the trip, Tellinghuisen said. No. 1 West Fork ended ESC's season Saturday night.

Albany has offered Tellinghuisen a scholarship. He also has heard from North Dakota State and Wichita State. He's visited South Dakota State and Nebraska-Omaha.

Tellinghuisen, who runs with Martin Brothers Legacy for AAU, knows what he wants in a program.

"I'm looking for a school that needs my position so I can really help out the team," he said. "I want a coaching staff that helps the players get better and is close with the players."

Wichita State is staying in consistent contact with Tellinghuisen. The Shockers are annually one of the top mid-major programs in the country.

"They message me over text and stuff," Tellinghuisen said. "They just ask how the season is going. We have some small talk about families are doing for the weekend and things like that."

Tellinghuisen's No. 1objective heading into the spring AAU season is to increase his strength and add bulk to his lean frame.

"I've been working on that really hard," he said. "I've probably put on 15 pounds since last year. I'm just trying to get bigger and stronger."

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