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Four-star junior Jaden Schutt drops 32 points, updates his recruitment

May 3, 2021

2022 is a class full of sharpshooting guards. That includes one of Illinois’ top-rated prospects in Jaden Schutt. The 6-foot-5 guard out of Yorkville Christian (IL.) holds nearly 25 scholarship offers and is being prioritized nationally.

In an era where Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Trae Young, and many others have made the league a shooting league, it has made guys like Schutt hot commodities. His shooting stroke is one that never fails to amaze anyone scouting or evaluating his game. He’s even made double-digit threes in a game.

Schutt’s sophomore season, he obviously excelled in the scoring department. He averaged 23 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and added two steals per game during his sophomore year with Yorkville Christian. Following that, in the junior season, he did even better, especially on the scoring sheet.

His junior year, this season, he finished with 26.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and nearly three steals per contest. An elite prospect who can do a wide range of things on the court, including both on the offensive end and the defensive end.

Yesterday, Schutt finished with 32 points in a losing effort but was able to showcase his scoring ability and his three-point shot. I think programs will continue to heavily pursue Schutt as he would bring a dynamic scoring threat to whatever program he opts to commit to.

So what are some of the college options for Schutt? He discussed that and a lot more with

Which programs are heavily involved?

“Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Minnesota.”

Illinois is the local program, what is their message to you?

“Illinois has been recruiting me for about a year now and they talk about their player development and how they have developed Kofi and Ayo.”

How about a newer program like Oklahoma?

“Oklahoma is one of the more recent offers. I have known Coach [Porter] Moser since 8th grade and I took a visit to see a game when he was at Loyola-Chicago so I’m familiar with him.”

And a program in Iowa, who has been on you for a long time.

“Iowa is a school that has been recruiting me for while and they have had great offensive players come through the program and Coach Fran [McCaffery] talks about how he gives his players freedom.”

Any visits you’re currently working on?

“I’m working on planning visits to Michigan State, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Minnesota.”

Any commitment timeline yet?

“No commitment timeline yet.”

Your goals entering the summer?

“Goals entering summer. Under Armour finals championship.”

How has your game evolved this season?

”My game has evolved in my body just getting stronger and more athletic, and just the ability to put the ball on the floor and score in a variety of ways.

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