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#34 GAVIN SCHILLING21 YEARS OLD // SENIOR // FORWARD // 6-9 // 240 // CHICAGO, IL
PERSONAL - Born Nov. 10, 1995 • Hometown: Chicago, IL • High School: Findlay Prep, Henderson, NV (SR); De La Salle, Chicago, IL (JR); Urspring School, Germany (SO); Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL (FR) • Height/Weight: 6'9'' (207 cm), 240 lbs (109 kg) • Class 2016/2017: Senior • Advertising major while pursuing a minor in French • Born in Germany and raised in France, moved back to the United States in 2003 • Speaks three languages fluently: English, French, German.THE WORD* - Strong post player with good quickness • Terrific feet defensively • Great pick-and-roll defender • Quick jumping rebounder who could be among MSU's best with athleticism • At his best offensively around the basket • Posseses incredible toughness.*Source: MSU Media book
commitment!MSU SENIOR SEASON 2016-2017 - Missed the entire season due to a preaseason knee injury suffered in team practice in October • Knee surgery followed for MSU's expected sarting center in his senior season • The injury is an unfortunate setback after an incredible summer workout when he was in excellent shape as he was ready to make his senior season his best one yet • He spent most of last season playing through injuries • He did appear in 24 games as he batteled turf toe early last year • An obvious option is getting medical redshirt and returning next season for a fifth year of eligibility as a graduate senior at the age of 21 years.
but don't hurry!MSU JUNIOR SEASON 2015-2016 - Appeared in 24 games, starting four, averaging 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds • Scored averaging 13.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in three games the Spartans played against the Senior National Teams Italy, Georgia and Russia during the tournament in Trieste/Italy, totaled 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds against the Georgia Senior National Team • Missed the first 11 games of the season due to a turf-toe injury suffered in exhibition play • Started four straight games in Big Ten play (1/2-1/14), averaging 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting .737 (14-19) from the field • Scored a season high 13.0 points in a start at Penn State.
toughness!MSU SOPHOMORE SEASON 2014-2015 - Appeared in 39 games, starting 33, averaging 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds • Shot a team-best .582 from the floor (min. 100 FGA) • Scored in double-figueres in seven contests • Grabbed double-figure rebounds in two games • Led MSU in rebounding in four contests • Registered career highs in both scoring (14.0) and rebounding (11.0) against Santa Clara • Scored 13.0 points against Northwestern, marking a personal best against a Big Ten opponent • Shot a perfect 1.000 from the field in six contests, including all five shots at Michigan • Blocked a career-best three shots against Marquette.
hard work!MSU FRESHMAN SEASON 2013-2014 - Appeared in 37 games, including starting one, averaging 1.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per contest • Played in every game except for the final game of the season against UConn • Started his first career game against Illinois, scoring 7.0 points and grabbing 3.0 rebounds • Scored 7.0 points and grabbed 5.0 rebounds in a season-high 20 minutes against North Florida • Totaled 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds against Mount St. Mary's • Also grabbed 5.0 rebounds in the season opener against McNeese State and on the road against Texas • Shot .553 from the field, tying the third-best percentage on the squad.
courage!HIGH SCHOOL 2009-2013 - 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, Nevada • Helped lead the Pilots to a 35-1 final record, including a perfect 34-0 regular season, as Findlay Prep finished third in the MaxPreps Academy Top 10 rankings • 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, starting for the Meteors, and averaged 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds • Spent the 2010-11 Sophomore year at Urspring School, an elite German basketball academy • Led Team Alba Ursring to U16 German National Championship, averaging 27.0 points and 15.5 rebounds • Attended Loyola Academy, a Private Jesuit High school in Wilmette, Illinois, as a freshman.