Reichert knew in his heart that Mercyhurst was the right fit

Jackson Center star Aidan Reichert has committed to play at Mercyhurst

Jackson Center, Ohio — A player that has dominated the SCAL the past couple of seasons has been Aidan Reichert. The 6’4″ big averaged 17.6 points per game last season and led the Tigers to a regional-final run, which was ended by COVID-19.

As a sophomore last season, Reichert was named on the All-SCAL first team. Anna forward and current Capital freshman Griffin Doseck took home player of the year honors as he led the Rockets to a league title. This past season as a junior, Aidan Reichert came out on top in POY voting as he was clearly the best player in a highly competitive Shelby County Athletic League.

The Jackson Center Tigers finished the season 22-5 (9-3 SCAL) and were just second behind another talented Anna team who took home another SCAL league title. Playing on a team that averages just 44 points a game, Reichert’s 17.6 points per game looked very impressive for Jackson Center.

Reichert announced on Wednesday morning to the surprise of some that he had verbally committed to continue his athletic and academic career at Mercyhurst University. Mercyhurst is a D2 university located in Erie, PA. The Lakers finished 20-8 last season which was second in the PSAC West.

When asked about why he decided to commit so early, Reichert told Rob Ellis, “because I knew in my heart it was the right fit for me. I also wanted the recruiting process done so I could enjoy my senior year.”

When talking about why he chose Mercyhurst, Reichert said, “I love Coach Manchel and his program, it fits into my personality and the way I play. Also it is a beautiful Catholic school which is something that is important to me.”

Reichert will hope to lead Jackson Center to another deep run in the tournament this season. The Tigers will lose guards Christopher Elchert and Clay Akers to graduation, but with Reichert’s dominance Jackson Center should be able to hold their own in what should be another competitive year in the SCAL.

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