Sabre Scoop: Reuter Ready To Sign

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Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) senior power forward Jarred Reuter is more than ready to sign an official letter of intent with the University of Virginia. He will be able to do just that starting next Wednesday, the first day of the Early Signing Period in Division 1 men’s basketball.

“[The letter of intent] is not here yet, but I’ll definitely be [signing in the Early Signing Period],” Reuter said.

“I’m excited for all of it,” Reuter said, referring to his future in Charlottesville. “I can’t wait to get down in the summer and help out however I can. I’m excited for all parts of it.”

The 6’8”, 245-pound senior verbally committed to Virginia on August 2, choosing the Cavaliers over offers from Iowa, Providence, Rhode Island and South Carolina. Since the pledge, Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett has “checked in once a week with me. He asks how things are with me and my team. He tells me how workouts are going and lets me know how the team is doing,” Reuter said.

“From the first conversation we had, even more than basketball I have been able to talk with him easily about whatever. Basketball-wise, I think he is a perfect fit kind of guy for me. He does the things I want from my coach.”

Reuter is entering his second season with Brewster Academy, one of the top prep programs in the nation. He averaged a 10 points and nine boards per game for the 2013/2014 National Prep Champion squad, certainly a solid performance. Reuter is now ready to build upon last season’s performance.

“This time last year, I was getting used to playing against bigger, athletic guys who can move and jump. I was figuring out how to play, finding different ways to finish around them,” Reuter said. “I can guard them much better now, and I can score in different ways. I’ve developed a midrange jumper. I’m happy with how my game has developed.”

The Brewster experience “has helped me a ton,” said Reuter, who attended Tabor Academy (Marion, MA) for two years before transferring to the Wolfeboro school. “I know it’s not college. College is another monster, but it’s as close as you can get. I play with guys who are like me and will play in college. We play against schools with guys who will play in college. We play college rules, so it’s a longer game like college.”

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