Nolan Rieder and Sussex Hamilton High school (WI) are off to a strong start this season. Currently Sussex Hamilton is undefeated with a 7-0 record. While Patrick Baldwin Jr. is the star of the team, Rieder is a key piece in Hamilton’s early success this season that has plenty to offer. 

Rieder had plenty of good things to say about his teams start to the season, “I feel like the season has started really well. Being surrounded by so many great scorers at Sussex has helped me embrace a unique role as a sort of glue player that gets my buckets as they come and goes after boards hard.” For the current year Rieder has some big but very attainable team goals, “bring a state title home in any way I can. Whether it’s doing the dirty work in games or challenging guys in practice. I’ll do whatever I can to help win games.”

At 6’9” plus with good strength and skill, Rieder contributes plenty to Hamilton and offers much to a future college program. In addition to his good size, he plays with some physicality on both ends of the court. The junior scores the ball strong around the paint plus has the ability to stretch the floor with a good jump shot. 

Schools showing early interest in Rieder include Appalachian State, Miami (OH), Minnesota Duluth, and Northern Michigan. One school he mentioned visiting was the RedHawks. “The visit to Miami of Ohio over the summer was awesome and I appreciate everything Coach (Jeff) Rutter has done.” 

A high level student that doubles as an intriguing big, Rieder is still feeling out what he wants in his future college. “I really value communication and clarity, but I’m still feeling out the college scene and what it has to offer,” the junior post stated. When talking about the other end on why a program should recruit him, Rieder stated “I think I’m a very coachable player and a quick leaner with a drive to constantly get better and the work ethic to achieve anything I put my mind to.”

Rieder will play with the Phenom University-Team Herro program on the 17U EYBL level this upcoming spring and summer.