Unhappy with his role as a shooting guard, UNLV's Katin Reinhardt plans to transfer, and Southern California or another Pac-12 school is his likely destination.
UNLV coach Dave Rice confirmed Reinhardt's decision to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
"There have been rumors about this all year," Rice said. "Katin and I talked about it a number of times during the season, and he always told me he planned to stay at UNLV."
The 6-foot-5 Reinhardt started 34 games as a freshman and averaged 10.1 points per game. He was second on the team in minutes per game (29.2) and led UNLV in 3-pointers made (65) and attempted (185).
Rice said Reinhardt believes his ticket to the NBA will be as a point guard. Primarily a catch-and-shoot guard at UNLV, Reinhardt wants to play the point or a role that includes more ballhandling responsibilities.
"Katin told me why he was leaving. He said that he feels his best opportunity to play in the NBA is to play more minutes at the point guard position," Rice said. "Katin would have had an opportunity to compete for minutes at the point, but I've never guaranteed anyone that they will start or play a certain number of minutes."
Reinhardt is the third player with eligibility left to leave Las Vegas this offseason. Mike Moser, a preseason All-American before last year transferred to Oregon. freshman Anthony Bennett declared for the NBA Draft and is projected as a high lottery pick.