Taya Reimer

Taya Reimer

Forward

CLASS: 2013

97

SCOUTS GRADE

  • Indianapolis, INHometown
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School
  • 6-2Height
  • Weight
  • 4Overall Rank
  • 1Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

USAB Trials-May 12: Last year, Reimer was the starting power forward for the USA U16 team. Her combination of athleticism and skill make her a difficult matchup, and Reimer continued to show why Notre Dame made her a priority with its 2013 recruiting class. At 6-3, Reimer showed the versatility to step out on the perimeter and shoot the ball at a consistent rate from 15 to 18 feet, but she still managed to be a dominant force around the basket with her rebounding and her back-to-the-basket scoring ability. Look for Reimer to be an instrumental part of this year's team. She is the most physical and polished interior scorer on the roster. (Moore)

USAB U16 Trials-May 11: Reimer continues to demonstrate why she's among the top players not only in the 2013 class but all of high school basketball. The multifaceted skills are well documented but their use and application against top tier talent time and again is taking her game to a whole different level. Her approach in Colorado Springs was aggressive and assertive in each session and on every possession. She was effective inside and out in the halfcourt and even took it the length of the floor off the rebound on occasion for good measure. From the perimeter she'll still need to find some additional consistency but she's enough of a threat already to necessitate respect and a tight close out from defenders. There's no hesitation to mix things up inside or play physical on either end of the court and she's not hesitant get on the floor after a loose ball. (Lewis)

Deep South Classic-April 11: College ready game to match college ready body, attacks and shoots off the dribble, has the ability to hurt you in the low post or on the perimeter, has a really sweet step back pull up jumper, battles at both ends of the floor, good rebounder and defender. Has all tools to be a top prospect. (Beverly)

While not her best performance, she still demonstrated that she's one of the top players in the class. There were times she needed to exploit size advantages down low and was spending more time in the high post. The advantage to her versatility gets lost if she doesn't make the most of the inside-out threat she brings to the floor. Easily one of the more multi-talented and skilled players who demands defensive focus from opponents. (Lewis)

USJN Chicago-Oct. 10: Reimer has been on the scene for a year now as one of the premier forward prospects in her class. Physically the 6-3 sophomore is ready for the college game now. She has the strength and skill set to help a lot of teams right now. She transitions from the dribble to her lefty jumper as smoothly as most elite guards. Her decision making as a feature player is what needs to improve, which it will with the all the time she has left. She will be the focal point of every defense she faces the rest of her high school career, and though she can shoot the ball out to 17 feet, she needs to assess when she has an advantage inside of five feet and go to work there first. She's not a soft player but sometimes when things aren't going as you planned taking perimeter shots seems like the path of least resistance. The trouble is it lets her defender off the hook too. (Hansen)

Run for the Roses-July 10: At 6-3 Reimer is a rare combination of post size and wing agility. Even more impressive is that she very confident in her abilities as a rising sophomore. She is extremely patient on offense; in the post she understands how to feel the defenders position and use counter moves to score. Reimer can face the basket, she keeps defenders honest because the lefty has a smooth mid-range jump shot and has the ability to put the ball on the floor. Defensively, she reads screens well and does a great defending pick and roll situations. She rarely gets beat down the floor or backdoored because she is always paying attention to the action and is communicating with her teammates. Reimer is already has the tools to play D-1 basketball and if she continues to develop at his pace she will be one of the top recruits in her class. (Bodine)

Midwest Showdown-May 10: This talented forward continues to advance her game and ultimately her potential every time we see her play. A legitimate 6-2, she has a lot of skills that most perimeter players would enjoy having and puts them to good use inside and out. She's effective down low and has the ability to navigate the traffic that the bigs offer when she comes inside. At the same time on the perimeter or in transition she can put it on the floor herself and create her own looks or good opportunities for her teammates. While the lefty finishes consistently in tight she'll need to refine the 15-footer and become that true inside-out threat that everybody wants to play with and not against. (Lewis)

Midwest Showdown-May 09: We first saw Taya Reimer of Indiana Elite Central at the Nike Skills Academy in Indianapolis. Like many young kids there are ups and downs and with this budding forward prospect the limitations are not physical, she just needs to grow her confidence. She showed that she can play physical in the paint while still maintaining her smooth footwork and soft touch. Getting the experience against U17 teams this early should really prepare her for her first high school season next winter. (Hansen)

Nike Regional Skills-May 09: For an eighth grader, you rarely see maturity listed as a strength, but for Taya Reimer her composure and approach suggest big things for the future. The nearly 6-2 forward is a smooth athlete with plenty of upside. Physically, she has the tools of an upperclassman but is lacking the confidence at this point to really go after her older peers. She finishes with both hands, her agility for her size is impressive and she was one of the harder working players at the event this weekend. (Hansen)

Notes

Club Team: Indiana Gym Rats-Riego

All-State First Team, 2011. ... All-North First Team, 2011. ... All Hoosier Crossroads Conference First Team, 2011. ... All-Hamilton County First Team, 2011. ... All-Sectional 9 First Team, 2011.

ESPN HoopGurlz Tip Sheet Mentions and Features:
~ Hansen: Confidence catching up--March 2011