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Jaden Schutt jumping rankings, talks UAA title, recruitment

July 26, 2021

It's no secret, Jaden Schutt can shoot the basketball. But it’s much more.

The 6-foot-5 guard out of Yorkville, Illinois, has been one of the breakout prospects of the entire summer after being a vital point on a UAA Champion-winning Illinois Wolves squad. Although having a huge impact, Schutt wasn’t alone. His squad proved to have major chemistry and skill all across the board and for that, the Wolves ended July with a 16-1 record and a UAA Championship.

Schutt is a breakout prospect all due to the fact that he’s broken out on not just the recruiting trail but people nationally are taking notice.

He’s been a threat though.

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 second year with Yorkville Christian. Following that, in his junior season, he did even better, especially on the scoring sheet.

His junior year, this past 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.

His game has had a huge reflection on his recruitment. Some high-level programs have taken notice and/or are starting to take notice and Schutt gave us the full run-down in his conversation with

Which schools are heavily involved?

“Iowa, Duke, Michigan State, Florida, and Illinois.”

Any new schools in the mix since winning UAA?

“Gonzaga, Clemson, Duke, Iona have all reached out since UAA.”

Talk Duke. Their pitch, your thoughts?

“Coach Scheyer has just said how likes my game and the energy I play with and how I can shoot the ball at a high level. It’s definitely an honor to have a top program across the nation offer.”

Thoughts on Michigan State and how was your visit?

“They have been recruiting me for a while and they love how my game has progressed over the years and how I can shoot the ball. I enjoyed my visit to East Lansing and it was great to meet the players and see the family atmosphere there.”

Iowa, Coach McCaffery has been on you for a long time, thoughts?

“They have been recruiting me for a while and I have enjoyed getting to know the coaches and they always have a strong offensive team and Coach McCaffery has produced some great shooters.”

How about the hometown Fighting Illini?

“Illinois is still prioritizing me.”

You’re a UAA Champion, how does that sound?

“Sounds great, nothing better than winning.”

How do you feel you performed?

“I performed very well. I shot the ball at a high percentage, put my teammates in a position to be successful, and did what was needed to win games.”

Now, with UAA over, what’s next for you?

“Right now I’m at the NBAPA camp in Orlando, just getting ready to perform in front of coaches one last time this summer and then after that just getting ready for the senior season for high school.”

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