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Posted On: 06/11/18 8:00 AM
June has definitely been a busy month for Alex Schumacher. The all-around 6-foot-2 guard has been busy playing with his Skyview High School team, but recently also took the time out to join his Rose City Rebels AAU teammates at the Rose City Showcase. This all comes off a hectic but productive spring for the rising senior who got a chance to play on Nike’s highest stage, the EYBL circuit.
“I feel like the first half (of the EYBL) I was a little hesitant but the second half I was a little more comfortable,” Schumacher said. “It was a good experience. I feel like I pulled some stuff from my game that I didn’t even know about and I’m going to apply that to school and local tournaments.”
Schumacher was able to show his game at the Rose City Showcase in a big way. In the Rebels’ opening day win in the tournament, he got off to a slow start – likely because he had left the game he was playing at Skyview in order to make it to Portland. But in the second half, he caught fire, scoring on threes and on drives to the basket on his way to 22 points.
Schumacher was able to string together some good performances like this on the EYBL circuit and it was certainly noticed. A whole host of schools on the West Coast have watched him this spring and continue to be in contact. Schumacher mentioned Portland State, Seattle University, Montana State, Utah State, Santa Clara, and UC Davis as some of the main programs keeping in touch. He’s aiming close and high for his recruitment but is keeping things open.
“I’m looking for something local, maybe like in the Pac-12 or something,” Schumacher said. “But right now I’m not really sure.”
Instead, Schumacher is simply focused on playing in June with his Skyview team and then back to the Rebels in July. “I just hope we get our chemistry going on,” Schmacher said. “Hopefully we can win as many games as we can.”