By Andy Glockner
On the surface, the holiday weekend transfer news involving UNLV’s Katin Reinhardt seemed curious. As a true freshman this past season, Reinhardt had copious carte blanche, taking more than nine shots a game (while only making 36 percent of them) in over 29 minutes per contest on a team with a number of more experienced and/or more talented options. What more could a first-year player want as part of a nationally relevant program that also was featuring a soon-to-be high-lottery NBA pick?
As it turns out, the freedom to jack shots from the wing might not be what Reinhardt (or his handlers) wanted for him, at least going forward. UNLV head coach Dave Rice provided the Las Vegas Review-Journal with Reinhardt’s explanation for the transfer.