Reggie Chaney Talks Arkansas Visit; Riley Battin Talks Utah

Riley Battin Kelly Kline/Under Armour

Reggie Chaney, the 6-foot-7 power forward from Findlay (NV) Prep, spoke with D1VISION on Monday about his recent official visit to Arkansas this past weekend (Sept. 15).

“The coaching staff and team are full of good caring people,” said Chaney. “The fans show so much love.”

With former Arkansas big man Bobby Portis landing in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, the Razorbacks seem to see many similarities between Chaney and the Chicago Bulls forward.

“They compared me to Bobby Portis, wanting me to be a versatile forward for them,” said Chaney. “They expect me to score and rebound.”

Like Portis, who was Second-team All-SEC during his freshman season, while also being named to the SEC All-Freshman team, Arkansas expects Chaney to have a big role if he were to choose the Razorbacks, as he said, “They want me to come in and make an impact off the bat.”

Chaney, who cut his list to eight last week, is also considering Oklahoma State, Wichita State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, TCU, Memphis, and VCU. He has official visits planned to Texas A&M (Sept. 29), Wichita State (Oct. 13), and TCU (Oct. 20).

Riley Battin, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Oak Park (CA) High School, also took an official visit this weekend, this time to Utah. After tripping to Davidson earlier this month (Sept. 1), Battin spoke with D1VISION on Monday about his second official visit to Utah.

“I would be a versatile stretch four-man for them,” said Battin on Utah. “I would fit in perfectly. I love the coaching staff and it’s a great opportunity to play at the Pac-12 level.”

According to 247Sports, Battin is ranked as the No. 222 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 22 player from the state of California. As a nationally ranked player, he should be able to get playing time from the start if he were to choose Utah.

“They said I would have the opportunity to compete for playing time right away,” said Battin. “I think I would be able to make an immediate impact.”

Battin, who is down to four schools, also has official visits planned to Ohio State (Oct. 13) and Vanderbilt (Oct. 20), with Utah and Davidson rounding out his final four.

Playing with Earl Watson Elite on the Under Armour Circuit this summer, Battin averaged 12.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game, in 17 games played.


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