April 17, 2013
Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Wednesday that Gavin Schilling (F, 6-9, 240, Chicago, Ill., Findlay Prep [Henderson, Nev.]) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan State next fall and play for the 2013-14 Spartan basketball team.
6-9, 240 pounds
Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
Averaged 13.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks, while shooting .625 from the field, as a senior at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev. ... Helped lead the Pilots to a 35-1 final record, including a perfect 34-0 regular season ... Findlay Prep finished third in the MaxPreps Academy Top 10 rankings ... Selected to participate in the West Coast All-Star Classic May 11 in Kent, Wash. ... Played for Germany in the 2012 FIBA U18 European Championship, averaging 8.8 points and 5.2 rebounds ... Attended Chicago's De La Salle Institute as a junior, staring for the Meteors ... Spent the 2010-11 season at Urspring, an elite German basketball academy ... Led Urspring to U16 German High School Championship ... Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., as a freshman ... Born in Germany and raised in France, Schilling moved back to the United States in 2003 ... Speaks three languages fluently ... Strong student with a 3.8 GPA ... Born Nov. 10, 1995, he won't turn 18 until the fall of his freshman season at Michigan State.
Izzo on Schilling:
"I'm excited about Gavin Schilling's addition to our program. He comes from a tremendous program and a great family. He defends, rebounds and runs the court very well. He's a great worker that wants to learn and improve. Not only will he be a young freshman who doesn't turn 18 until next November, he's also young to the game, having picked up the game later in life than most college players. With that in mind, I look forward to watching him grow and develop."