13 Thomas Reuter
13 Thomas Reuter
Height: 6-6
Weight: 225
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Breckerfeld, Germany
High School: Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium HS '11
Position: F
Experience: HS

Hayford on Reuter: “Thomas Reuter is a player who makes everyone around him better. He is very gifted and very versatile -- he can play multiple positions. He is physically strong and can shoot the ball from outside. So having a player with all those skills gives us lots of options. Thomas will see a lot of playing time over his four-year career.”

High School: Graduated from Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium in Hagen, Germany, in 2011. In 2007, his school placed third in the German Championship (officially named the Jugend trainiert für Olympia). Along with Eastern teammate Frederik Jörg, Reuter attended tryouts for the U-20 Germany squad in December 2010. In 2010, Reuter helped the U-18 German National Team to a runner-up finish at the Albert-Schweitzer Tournament. Reuter also represented Germany in Hillsboro, Ore., in August 2011 in the fifth-annual NIKE Global Challenge. The three-day event showcases the top talents from across the world, as they competed in an eight-team, 12-game tournament. While playing with BSV Wulfen in the Bundesliga ProB second league in Germany, his team reached the 2010-11 playoffs. He averaged 11.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  While playing for Team Phoenix Hagen in the 2009-10 season in the Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga League (NBBL), his team reached the final 16 of the German Championships, as he averaged 16.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. In 2010-11, he averaged 20.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.4 steals per game, including an outing of 42 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 10 blocked shots. While playing for Team Phoenix Hagen in 2008-09, his team reached the quarterfinals of the U-19 German Championships. His team lost in a best-of-three series against Alba Berlin. During the season, Reuter averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. In 2006, he helped lead Nordrhein-Westfalen – a county team from the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) region -- win the German Championship.

Personal: Reuter was born Jan 25, 1992, in Hagen, Germany. His parents are Helmut and Bäsbel Reuter. His fellow Germans Frederik Jörg and Martin Seiferth are also in the Eastern program. His name is pronounced “Roy-tur.”

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