CMU women sign Oregon high school point guard
With six seniors on this year’s roster, Colorado Mesa women’s basketball coach Taylor Wagner knows he has some spots to fill.
“We’ve gotta sign something at every spot,” he said. “It’ll be interesting to see how it all works out.”
He has one spot filled, though, signing point guard Kaitlyn Reiner when the early signing period opened Wednesday.
Reiner, a 5-foot-5 senior at Clackamas (Ore.) High School, caught Wagner’s eye at a summer tournament in Las Vegas.
“She can do a little bit of everything, which we like,” Wagner said. “She’s got a high motor, plays hard and competes every possession. That’s what really drew me to her watching all those kids.”
The No. 13 Mavs lose senior point guard Christen Lopez after this season and have two freshmen on the roster. Erin Reichle is backing up Lopez, with Shelby Valentine redshirting.
“She’ll be a good addition,” Wagner said of Reiner, who led her team the past two years in assists and 3-pointers made. Clackamas has been to the Oregon state title game twice with Reiner running the team. “We’ll have three point guards for a long time. We’ll be really solid there for years to come.”
Wagner isn’t worried about having young point guards.
“When we recruit kids, we tell them to come in and be ready to go,” he said. “If they’re young and ready, they’ll play.”
The 13th-ranked Mavericks (2-0) are off until Nov. 29.