Posted On: 02/15/18 5:00 AM
Recently, Bishop Garrigan’s 6-foot-5 combo-forward TJ Schunrr eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for his career. And he’s only a junior.
The All Iowa Attack product has enjoyed a very successful high school career, and college coaches have started to take notice. He’s also a standout on the gridiron, where he’s seen additional college interest.
“I have a lot of D2 and NAIA schools like Minnesota State, Wayne State, Briar Cliff, Grand View and Dordt showing interest for basketball. And, I actually have some for football, too; like UNI, Iowa State. North Dakota. And Augustata, for football and basketball,” said Schnurr, who looking forward to an important 17U grassroots season.
“Mostly, I’m looking forward to getting out and playing more basketball, and traveling to a bunch of places to play in some tournaments. And just get out there so college coaches can see me. And then just becoming a better basketball player.”
Schnurr is a tight end with the Golden Bears’ football team. He led them in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as a junior last fall.
It’s basketball, though, that’s his favorite.
“I like basketball, and if I had the chance to play basketball, I’d probably do that; just because it’s my favorite sport. But, if I get something better for football, I’ll look into it and see what my best option is,” said Schnurr.
TJ Schnurr is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 75 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.
Though he started his hoops career playing as a post, Schnurr has done a nice job of developing his perimeter skill-set. He’s shooting the ball well this season from deep, and says becoming a true small forward is the goal.
“I’ve been really working on my outside shooting and my dribbling and passing. Mostly defense and quickness, though. I think in order to play in college, you have to be quick and able to play both sides of the ball,” said Schnurr, one of Iowa’s top-75 2019 prospects.
“We have Angelo Winel who is 6’7, so I don’t have to go down in the post as much. I’ll play out on the wing, and just try and exploit matchups with smaller guys.”
Schnurr’s Bishop Garrigan squad starts their post-season quest tonight with a second-round district match-up. They earned a bye in round one.
“This season’s been good, we had a little rough patch, but then we got back on track,” said Schnurr. “Right now, we’re playing really good together, and we’d like to continue that into the postseason, and hopefully make it back to state.”