2010 KABC 10th Region Player of the Year
Jacob Rieger was a three-year varsity starter for the
Brossart Mustangs, where he played his high school
career from 2006 through 2010.
As a freshman he was a member of the 2007 All "A" State
Jake led the team in seven categories his sophomore
season, including Leading Scorer, Leading Rebounder,
Most Assists and Most Steals. He was instrumental in the
Mustangs' upset of St. Patrick in the 2008 10th Region "A"
tournament, and hit a key shot in their upset of Lexington
Christian in the "A" State Tournament. Rieger
contributed 19 points as the '08 Mustangs toppled heavily
favored Campbell County in the 37th District semi-finals.
For his efforts, Jake was named the team's Most Valuable
Player, a title he would capture again in 2009 and 2010.
In Jake's Junior season he played in the Gene Lowe's
Junior All-Star Game in Berea, and the NoKy Junior
East-West All-Star Game.
In the 2010 All "A" State Tournament game against
Hazard, Jake scored 27 points in a losing effort.
Jake became the first Brossart Mustang ever to be named
the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches 10th
Region Player of the Year. He also played in the Kentucky
Seniors All-Star Game and received a tryout with the
Kentucky All-Stars. He was named the Most Valuable
Player of the Northern Kentucky East-West Seniors
All-Star Game. Jake was named 1st Team - 10th Region -
All-Region his Junior and Senior seasons, and honorable
mention his sophomore year.
Jake was a four year First-Honors student in the
classroom and four year member of the National Honors
In the spring of 2010 Jacob Rieger signed an
academic/athletic scholarship to play his college
basketball at Hanover College. At Hanover his freshman
year, Jake started in 13 games, averaging 16 minutes
played per game.
|Jake's Four Year Composite Varsity Stats Read
Games - 95
Games Started - 82
2Pt Field Goals-426-825-51.6%
Points - 1229 - 12.9ppg
Rebounds - 611 - 6.4rpg
Assists - 221
Blocks - 95
Jacob Rieger is the consumate student-athlete.
Four years honors student, four year member of the
National Honors Society, and four-year varsity
contributor to the Brossart Mustangs basketball
program, who received an academic/athletic
scholarship to Hanover College, following his high
school playing days.
Jake led the Mustangs in just about every category his
sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. For his efforts
he was recognized as All-Region his junior and senior
seasons, and All-Region Honorable Mention his
sophomore year. He was also NKCA Division II -
All-Conference his junior and senior seasons.
Jake is the first and only Brossart Mustang to be
named the KABC 10th Region Player of the Year, and
the only Mustang to have ever received a tryout for
the Kentucky All-Star team.
Mike Code coached Jake all four years of his high
school career, and calls him "one of the most versatile
big men I have ever coached." In addition to putting
big numbers on the scoreboard, Rieger also excelled on
the defensive side of the ball, and took pride in being a
complete defensive player.
He was heavily recruited by NCAA Division II,
Division III and NAIA colleges. He chose Hanover
College, where he started in his first three college
games, and ended up starting 16 games his freshman
season. Jacob played four years at Hanover and was
the team's lone senior in his final year - 2014.
The Rieger traditon continued to live on at Brossart
High School, where Erik, Jake's younger brother,
became a freshman in 2010-11 and played varsity
basketball on three 20 Game Winners, graduating in
|Photos Courtesy Of
Mr. Tim Cooper, Mr. Jim Osborne, and The Rieger Family Collection
Jake joined the Brossart 1,000 point club on January 12th,
2010 in a 61-45 win over Cooper where he scored a total of
24 points on the night.
He finished his career with a total of 1229 points, placing
him sixth among Brossart's all-time leading career scorers,
trailing only Nathan Seiter, Dave Farwick, Brian Ficker,
Greg Schwegmann, and Evan McDole,
Rieger led the team in scoring his sophomore, junior, and
senior seasons. He averaged 12.9 ppg for his career.
3Pt Field Goals-31-128-24.2%
TL Field Goals-457-953-48%
Free Throws - 284-450-65.1%
|Jacob Rieger was elected
to the 10th Region Hall of
Fame in his first year of
eligibility in 2016.
At that time, he joined
Nathan and Justin Seiter,
Coach Willie Schlarman
Contributor Dave Schabell
in receiving this prestigious