LAS VEGAS, NV – Katin Reinhardt is the third high-profile player to leave the UNLV men’s basketball program since the end of the season.
Reinhardt plans to transfer to either USC or another Pac-12 school. The 6′-5″ shooting guard started 34 games as a freshman and was second on the team in minutes per game, averaging 29.2. So the issue isn’t playing time. It’s his position.
Reinhardt wants to play point guard, believing that will give him the best chance to play in the NBA.
The Rebels have four point guards — sophomore Daquan Cook, incoming freshman Kendall Smith and junior college transfers Jelan Kendrick and DeVille Smith – so shooting guard fills the Rebels biggest need.
Instead, Reinhardt joins Anthony Bennett and Mike Moser as the third underclassman to leave UNLV since the end of the season. Bennett declared for the NBA Draft, and Moser will transfer to Oregon.