Every year, there is a player who just absolutely explodes during his senior campaign. However, it’s a bit off when you see a player who played for a high profile AAU program like the Mac Irvin Fire slip through the cracks. Making the move from De La Salle in Chicago to Findlay Prep for his senior season, Gavin Schilling has gone from a mid-major prospect to someone that nearly everyone in the country was heading to Sin City to get a glimpse at.
Spending much of his adolescence in Germany, Schilling is relatively new to American basketball. He only played one year of AAU, running at the 17-U level this past summer and playing behind Jahlil Okafor, Jabari Parker, and Russell Woods in the frontcourt. Having a more featured role at Findlay Prep, we were able to see the complete skill package that he brings to the table. Naturally, it’s easy to see the chiseled physique and nice athleticism. Gavin is a good passer, rebounds the ball outside of his area, and can finish at the rim with either hand. This workhorse does all of the little things for your team without needing any plays ran for him, which is why he has became such a priority for colleges looking for a big man late in the process.
Schilling literally had offers from everyone in the country short of North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky. He recently cut down his list to Michigan State, Villanova, UCLA, and Minnesota with plans to decide in the spring signing period.