While there are many tremendous shooters across Illinois, there is one sophomore in the state making a claim as one of the best in recent memory, Jaden Schutt. Earlier this season Schutt set the Illinois record for three-pointers with an astonishing seventeen made in a single game, on his way to a total of 51 points. 

When asked what he credits for his great shooting ability he credited two people in particular; his parents. “I would attribute my shooting mechanics and form to my dad who has spent countless hours teaching me the right way to shoot and my mom who rebounds two hundred shots after practice for me.”

Schutt is a 6’5” guard at Yorkville Christian High School and plays with the Illinois Wolves. While just a sophomore he is having one of more impressive seasons around averaging 23 points, 9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2 steals per game. In addition, he is hitting his threes at a staggering forty five percent rate. 

His tremendous shooting ability has been able to attract the attention of college coaches nationwide. Belmont, Drake, Lipscomb, Loyola-Chicago, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon, Purdue, Sienna, and Stanford have all shown some interest in Schutt. So far one school has extended an offer out to the sophomore; UIC, which he received back in August. When talking about the one school that offered him, Schutt mentioned “UIC is close to home and I like what they are doing with the program.” As well he has taken visits to Loyola-Chicago, Michigan State, and Purdue.

While Schutt has been able to prove that he is more than a shooter this year, there is one aspect of his game that he would like to improve. “As far as the physicality of the game I need to gain some muscle.” If this takes place and Schutt continues to grow his game, expect his list of offers to increase.