Dean Reiber has been praised for his upside for years now, at 6’9 he does a lot of things well prospects that size can’t usually do. It seems Reiber is putting it all together, after a huge travel season and continued production throughout the preseason for Northwest Guilford, local university High Point is the latest in state school to offer.
Guilford County, North Carolina- Overall Reiber has seen his recruitment soar he also holds offers from Elon and Charlotte among others. It’s no secret the abundance of talent in the hoop state continues to impact programs around the nation, and High Point is refocusing their attention to some home grown prospects. Legendary head coach Tubby Smith and staff have been actively engaged with Reiber this year, they’ve been to practices and he recently took a visit to campus.
“ It means a lot to get the High Point offer Coach Smith is a legend, he’s coached at high major places and he’s seen a lot of great players. I was actually visiting my dad in Wyoming when I got the call, and the call kept breaking up when the offer first came because the reception was really bad (he laughs).” Reiber told Phenom Hoops.
“I visited not too long ago I loved the campus it was a really nice layout with all the fountains and the brick was really nice. I went to a game recently when they played Guilford College and the energy was really good in there.”
Reiber also compared his game and Northwest Guilford’s style of play to that of High Point’s, there are some similarities that could continue to help his game blossom at the next level. High point has a wide open system, they’re going to run and there will be lots of movement. Reiber is an extremely agile forward in space.
“I believe they see me as an important piece playing power forward, some stretch four and maybe some point forward. When I saw them I noticed they kind of play like us, there are lots of screens, movements, and back door cuts, they also like to run.” Reiber said.
Reiber is a modern day four capable of stretching the floor, he can play down low on the block, and continues to improve on his handles which cause all types of problems for opposing forwards. Reiber recently played in the Phenom High School Jamboree and he really showcased an all around game. Reiber looked extremely polished from mid range he made the fade away consistently, Reiber was versatile in pick N roll situations he stepped out and made the long ball, and Reiber finished strong around the cup he’s an explosive dunker.
Heading into junior year Reiber has big expectations for this team, there will be a lot on the shoulders of 2020 Christian Hampton and 2021 Noah Allred as well. This core trio will have to guide the Vikings to that next step of a deep playoff run, they won conference last season but Reiber knows there is more work to be done.
“I’ve been putting in a lot of work with my trainer on my shot and getting everything even more consistent, our goals for this year are to win conference again and make a playoff run in the postseason.”