Prospect Update: Jake Schockemoehl (2020)

Grassroots
Iowa

Posted On: 08/9/18 5:55 PM

After getting some valuable experience last season as a sophomore, Dubuque, Wahlert rising junior Jake Schockemoehl is in line to have a monster junior season with the Golden Eagles.

And a big spring and summer on the 17U circuit could follow.

The 6-foot-2 guard has always been one of the more smooth players in his class, and this spring and summer it was the mental part of the game that he worked to hone.

“The main things I’ve been working on is seeing the floor, and knowing what’s going happen. Knowing when to bring the ball out and when to attack, knowing when to hit the open guy,” said Schockemoehl. “I’ve been working to make my shot more consistent, and having deeper range. And then I’m working on finishing at the rim.”

Schockemoehl spent his offseason playing with Pure Prep 17U. He was playing up a grade level with that program, alongside one of the nation’s best players, Xavier Foster, and one of Illinois’ top 2020s, Aquan Smart.

“I liked it a lot. Playing with Xavier and Aquan from Illinois was really fun. I played the off guard and I pretty much hit open shots, and attack when it’s there. I helped keep the pace, and just found open guys and helped make plays,” said Schockemoehl.

“Playing up, it was a lot more physical and faster-paced. It pushed me to a new dimension, where you see the game differently. And it forced me to make smarter plays and stuff like that.”

As for his recruitment, Schockemoehl still has plenty of time for it to materialize. Right now he’s seeing a lot of Division II and Division III interest come his way.

“I’ve been talking to the three schools in Dubuque, UD, Loras and Clarke pretty heavy. And then the D2s are Bemidji State, Sioux Falls, Upper Iowa, Augustana and Truman State, those are going well,” said Schockemoehl.

“Upper Iowa and Truman are probably recruiting me the heaviest out of the D2s.”

Now, his focus is shifting to his junior season, where after starting last season as a sophomore, he’ll become the main man this season as a junior.

“I’m pretty much going to be the main scorer, my coach told me straight up that he wants me to score the ball. Obviously, I’m going to have to find open guys when they’re there,” said Schockemoehl. “And I’ll need to be encouraging and be a leader, not only verbally, but through my actions.”

Jake Schockemoehl is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 25 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2020 class, click here.