Brewster Academy power forward Jarred Reuter committed to head coach Tony Bennett and UVa in August, and the 2015 standout made things official as soon as he possibly could. On Wednesday afternoon, the first day of the fall signing period, Reuter signed on the dotted line, officially joining the Virginia basketball program.
Reuter selected the Cavaliers over offers from Pittsburgh, Providence, St. Johns, and Rutgers among others. The 6-8, 245 pound big man is a three/four star recruit depending on your favorite online service, but is a consensus top-100/150 prospect.
While many post players arrive in college undersized, that will certainly not be the case for the top 2015 big man Reuter is a blue-collar hard-working power forward that is not afraid to initiate contact, and do the dirty work inside the lane. The Brewster junior has the ability to bang in the low post, and excels in creating his own shot. Like every big man in the Tony Bennett era, Reuter is an excellent passer from the low post, and has a knack for finding the open man.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Reuter will join a crowded frontcourt upon arriving in Charlottesville In the 2015-16 season, Mike Tobey and Anthony Gill will be seniors, and Isaiah Wilkins and Jack Salt will be in their second year in the program. Wilkins or Salt will probably redshirt, but the pair will have a season in Mike Curtis’ strength and conditioning program under their belts. Whether Reuter plays or not in 2015-16, the physical freshman will certainly make his impact on the practice floor, as the incoming freshman will bring a bruiser-mentality to the Virginia frontcourt.
Baring any late attrition, Reuter will be the only member of the class of 2015, as UVa only has one scholarship to give for this cycle.