EKU adds Rhode Island transfer

RICHMOND, Ky. – University of Rhode Island transfer Jarelle Reischel will join the Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team head coach Dan McHale announced today. Reischel is expected to graduate this month and be eligible to play immediately at EKU.

“Jarelle will add experience and leadership to our Colonel team,” McHale said. “He is a big-time shooter with deep range. His playmaking ability at the wing spot will be a major weapon in our pick-and-roll offense.”

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Reischel (pronounced Juh-REL Ruh-SHELL) played in 32 of the team’s 33 games during the 2014-15 season. He averaged 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds while playing just 9.1 minutes per game. He shot 47 percent from the field. Had he achieved the same level of production while play 27 minutes per game, Reischel would have averaged 8.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest.

“Jarelle is a tremendous young man that exemplifies what a true student-athlete should be, on and off the court,” said McHale. “He plans to begin work on his MBA as a graduate student in the fall.”

In 2013-14, Reischel contributed 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing 19.3 minutes per game. He appeared in all 32 of Rhode Island’s games and started seven times.

Reischel scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting against No. 17 VCU in January. In his first game with Rhode Island in November 2013, Reischel scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Maine.

The Frankfurt, Germany native began his collegiate career at Rice in 2011. He averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds while playing in all 35 games as a freshman.

Reischel moved to the United States when he was 16. He played his high school ball at Point Pleasant Beach High School in New Jersey. Reischel averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds as a senior hon his way to earning conference player of the year honors.

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