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This post was edited by Vim 13 months ago
Anything on how his visit went?
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Michigan State received a visit last week from 6-foot-9 forward Gavin Schilling, who in an interview with Hoops 247 proceeded to list the school among his top 10.
"The visit was great," he told the website. "I watched the team practice, I took a quick tour of the campus, and my family and I had a great talk with Coach (Tom) Izzo. He's a great guy and most importantly a great coach. I really enjoyed my time up there."
Izzo visited yesterday according to various sites
received scholarship offers from izzo and Marta over the weekend according to Roy Schmitt of ilprepbullseye
We need to maintain class balance. We need two guys next year.
So who would everyone say is the leader for his services at the moment? 10 teams to choose from i know if likely hard to figure out, but he has to have a top 3 by now.
Solid article about recent scholarship offer. Sounds like MSU has a solid chance
Schilling, a 6-foot-9 forward at Findlay Prep in Nevada, has been recruited by the Spartans since last season and is in the mix to fill a void after they weren't able to secure a commitment from Jabari Parker.
He just announced that Top 10 the other day. Said he'll decide in April.
So it sounds like this kids family lives in the Midwest still and he is away in Nevada just for school. Maybe I am interpreting that incorrectly... Either way, the fact that his HS coach is from Fowler and he is a fan of izzo's coaching style has to be a good sign.
"Hall-Schilling said it struck the family that most of the players Izzo has recruited are from the Midwest, adding, "It makes a big difference to be close to your kids."
Playing away from home at Findlay Prep, Schilling has received exposure while under the tutelage of coach Todd Simon, a Fowler native who as a young coach watched Izzo's practices."
Timeline says Izzo is visiting him today
Izzo and Garland were in Dayton, Ohio watching Gavin and his Findley Prep team take on the #1 ranked Div 2 team in Ohio Thurgood Marshall. I didn't stay for the final couple of mins but Prep was up 26 and both teams emptied benches. Tubby walked in a couple mins after Izzo and they sat together for the game both chatting more then watching the action. Schilling does not start for Prep. First Big off the bench. Prep starts a 7 fter who's headed to UNLV and a 6'11 guy. Funny to see the two big ten coaches watching a recruit who wasn't even on the floor at the tip. Gavin is a broad shouldered big. Smooth, uses both hands well around the rim and and has some range out to 15 feet. Aggressive going to the boards and got into foul trouble reaching on D as the smaller TGMarshall team drove repeatedly to the hole trying to make something happen. Prep is the number 1 ranked team in the country and they probably have 8 guys that will play D1. Schilling moves well and is fairly vocal. These Prep stud schools are a funny bunch. Huntington Prep played game after Findley and they all are a bunch of individuals trying to get to D1 and or pros. Not a lot of team work/team mate stuff going on. Schiling is a hard worker, hustles on D. Izzo and State would do well to land this kid.
Would he be an immediate contributer? I think next year's team has huge potential. Adding someone who can make that team better fairly quickly would really enhance that potential. To that end, coming off the bench now might be a good thing in preparing him for that role next year.
In some systems I'd say yes. But as we've seen in Izzo's, Bigs develop slowly. Schilling and Costello together for 2-3 yrs would end up being an opposing tandem down low. Similar types of players with Schilling being able to play out on the perimeter alittle better then Costello. We have heard the Costello is a "tough guy" in practice but that hasn't been seen in games cuz State has decided to waste a year of eligibility on this kid. But Schilling looks like he's a hard nosed player. Not afraid to pump, push and foul. Our current roster needs some bangers. But Schilling is a "follower" type of player verses a leader. Leaders that Izzo's recruited Antonio Smith, Cleaves, Hutson, Anderson, Neitzel, Watson and Green. I realize not many of this type of player that comes along and makes everyone around him better. That's the problem with this/next yrs group. Leadership. That's why Parker would have been such a huge get or Jackson, the 2013 pg who chose ND, their leadership quality. State has a lot of talent right now, but who's gonna drive it to the next final four?
When was the last time we took a prep school guy? Related: when was the last tine we signed a recruit who didn't start for their high school team?
Keith Appling, Gary Harris, Branden Dawson, Adreian Payne.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
With the way Payne has played lately I would honestly be a little surprised if he is back next year.
I think he is back even if he averages 15-10 the rest of the season. Too much left unfinished, and he could use another year to add strength and confidence and consistency.
Payne's lung problem would kill his draft stock. I dont think he's NBA bound
He played 32 minutes tonight. And played well.
He was gassed towards the end on defense though
I think most guys would be after checking Thomas all night. That guy is a stud.
I think he has a great chance of playing in the NBA! He just have to be consistent in his efforts! He guarded DeShaun Thomas well, today ...
And now back to Schilling, maybe?
Gavin's Findlay Prep team plays on ESPNU today at 4pm against Montverde (Dakari Johnson - 2014, Kasey Hill - Florida 2013).
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