Posted On: 06/23/17 9:18 AM
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After the season concluded Schilling said, “I know what I need to work on for this upcoming AAU season and my final season with Lake Oswego. I was very proud of the way I played, but by studying film I noticed areas where I need to improve. In Order to have a successful season I have to be a threat at all times and lead my team to victory.”
Schilling put in tons of hard work in the off season and improved not only his shot, but his ball handling and athletic abilities as well. In the spring and summer JR plays for the Elite 24 17u Volt team. The team is filled with talent and great players around Portland area, much of which will attend college and play basketball. Schilling ran into adversity before he could kick off the 2017 AAU season as he fractured his foot. He took care of the foot and rested for some time, only having to miss one tournament in Las Vegas. Once he came back he was better than ever. Schilling tore up the AAU circuit as he averaged 18.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 3 assists per game.
With the summer season approaching and high school season entering schilling stated, “I have worked so hard to be where I am at. With the setbacks that I’ve had with my foot, getting back on the court at such a high level was the goal. I will maintain my mentality to get better and improve on all aspects of my game.” JR is not known to much of the coaches still in the 6A division of high school basketball, but he has high dreams and aspirations to be one of the top players in Oregon.