Jul 13, 2012, 8:17 AM EDT
Gavin Schilling, a 6-foot-9 power forward that spent last season at Chicago’s De La Salle High School, will be transferring to powerhouse Findlay Prep.
“I met the coaching staff in Oakland while I was playing in a tournament with the Mac Irvin Fire,” Schilling told NBCSports.com at the Nike Skills U in Washington DC on Thursday. “They saw a couple games out there and they liked the way I played and the way I represented myself. The week after that, they called me and gave me an offer and I couldn’t pass that up.”
Schilling currently holds offers from a number of high-major, including USC, Oregon State, Auburn, Penn State, DePaul and Minnesota. Findlay will be the fourth high school in four years for Schilling. He attended Loyola as a freshman before spending a year at Urspring, an elite basketball academy in Germany. Schilling was born in Germany and his father is German.
Schilling has some promise as a player. He’s a strong, 230 pound presence that runs the floor very well for someone his height. He’s fairly raw — his post game and jump shot need some refinement — but that’s why you go to a place like Findlay Prep.
“Just to get better,” Schilling said was the reason for the transfer. “They have a great conditioning program and a great individual skill program, so I’m definitely going to get better out there. I’ll work towards my goal and get more prepared for college.”
“I definitely want to go to one of the top programs in the country and perform well.”
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