When a report surfaced in late March suggesting he may transfer because he was unhappy at UNLV, guard Katin Reinhardt adamantly refuted the story by sending out a quick video on social media.
"So there's an article out that I'm going to be transferring to a different school," a shirtless Reinhardt says in a helium voice. "I don't know why somebody would say that, but I'm just letting you know it's not true."
Two months later, Reinhardt has reversed course. The rising sophomore is leaving UNLV and intends to transfer to either USC or another Pac-12 school, Rebels coach Dave Rice told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday evening.
That Reinhardt is leaving UNLV is remarkable considering the freedom he received as a freshman. On a deep Rebels team loaded with talented upperclassmen, Reinhardt logged 29.1 minutes per game and attempted the most threes and the second-most shots of any player on the roster, all despite making only 35.8 percent of his field goal attempts.
If there was anything for Reinhardt to be unhappy about, perhaps it was the position he was asked to play.
The former top 50 recruit primarily played off ball as a catch-and-shoot wing, a role that prevented him from trying to prove he has the ball handling and passing skills needed to play point guard. Anthony Marshall's graduation would have given Reinhardt the chance to play more point guard next season, but it's unclear if he'd have won the starting job with reserve Daquan Cook returning and several newcomers with experience at the position.Read More »from Katin Reinhardt leaves UNLV despite taking the second-most shots of any Rebel last season