UCLA Prospects at City of Palms

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Scout.com was at the City of Palms Classic, and we have a rundown on the UCLA prospects that participated, including Xavier Johnson, star freshman Shaqquan Aaron, and more...

Rosco Allen, SF, Bishop Gorman – Every time we see Allen, a 6-foot-9 combo forward, he appears to be a little bit better. After watching him on the first day of the City of Palms we are thinking more and more that he's a legit small forward. He moves well laterally, is an impressive all around athlete and he attacks off the bounce. He scored 23 points on 6-for-9 shooting and also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Katin Reinhardt, SG, Mater Dei – It certainly didn't take this 6-foot-5 shooting guard long to get in the flow of the game. In the first quarter he buried four three-pointers and a pull-up 18-footer to help the Monarchs build an early lead. He's a solid athlete and isn't bad working off the bounce for mid-range jumpers. A shooter with deep range, Reinhardt finished 8-for-13 from the field for 23 points.

Xavier Johnson, SF, Mater Dei – One of the most active guys of the day was this 6-foot-6 wing prospect. Johnson paid close attention to the glass and especially looked to snag offensive rebounds. The southpaw worked in a spot-up three pointer and scored a bunch of points off drives to the rim. Johnson scored 19 points on an efficient 7-for-9 shooting in the win over Orlando Christian Prep.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Bishop Gorman – Down the stretch Muhammad did his best to get the Gaels back in the game, but it just wasn't enough. Muhammad had his jumper rolling in the second half, as he knocked down a three, a couple of mid-range pull-ups and scored off post moves. Muhammad scored 26 points in the loss.

In a game on the third day, a game that Bishop Gorman played from behind nearly the entire game, Muhammad did all he could to get the Gaels back in it. He got to the free throw line 13 times, knocking in 12 of them. Offensively he showed an array of post moves, dropped in mid-level jump shots and worked in a three-pointer. He finished with a game high 29 points on 8-for-19 shooting.

Isaiah Lewis, SG, Christ The King – He's grown at least two inches since we laid eyes on him over the summer. Lewis' game has developed as well. A talented scorer, Lewis, who stands 6-foot-3, has a quick release and a nice range on his long ball. He also knocked down some pull-up jump shots from mid-range. We were also impressed with his passing, as he has strong vision of the court. He finished with 20 points and six assists in a loss to OCP.

Katin Reinhardt had another big game for Mater Dei, as did the freshman duo of Shaqquan Aaron and Stanley Johnson. Both underclassman wing prospects are ones to keep an eye on.

Sophomore Isaiah Lewis said he's heard from North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Florida, Florida State, USC, UCLA, Syracuse, Connecticut, Seton Hall, St. John's and Rutgers.


It didn't take Katin Reinhardt long to get things going at the City of Palms.

In the first quarter alone he pumped in four three-pointers and a pull-up 18-footer. Mater Dei ended up pulling off a 62-58 win over Orlando Christian Prep and Reinhardt was a big part of the win.

"I was just trusting my teammates to get me open," the 6-foot-5 guard told Scout.com after the game. "Every time I had an open shot I just shot the ball and it went in."

Reinhardt, a junior, finished 8-for-13 from the field and scored 25 points in the opening round win.

"Shooting the ball well, passing it well and playing defense," he said when asked to describe his game. "I think I could get a lot more rebounds, but I thought I played pretty well today."

Reinhardt already holds scholarship offers from Utah and Colorado. He said he expects USC to offer him in the near future.

"It's going really well," he said of the recruiting process. "I don't know what I'm doing yet. I'm thankful to be recruited by all these schools."

Reinhardt, who has taken unofficial visits to UCLA and USC, said to go with his two offers, he's hearing from the entire PAC-10, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Villanova.


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