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Posted On: 08/31/18 7:00 AM
Getting an opportunity to play on AAU basketball’s highest stage was special for Alex Schumacher. The all-around 6-foot-2 guard competed against the nation’s best on the EYBL circuit and he tried to bring his best to the floor each and every contest. As the rising senior approaches his final year at Skyview High School, he reflected back on his time with the Rose City Rebels and it’s a time he’ll always remember.
“I felt the summer went pretty good,” Schumacher said. “I could have done better, but it was a good experience.”
Part of the experience for Schumacher was the ability to play in front of college coaches. Throughout the summer and after, he has been talking to Portland State, San Francisco, and Chaminade. There are no scholarship offers yet but the programs have consistently been in contact. “With recruiting I’ve been pretty much talking to the same schools,” Schumacher said. “They’ve been saying that they will watch me during the school year.”
Schumacher noted that he and his mother were looking at making some college visits but there were no concrete plans made yet. With that said, he noted that it’s likely he will play out his senior season before making any decisions on his college future. Skyview plays a competitive schedule which includes the prestigious Les Schwab Invitational in December and Schumacher is ready for the challenges ahead.
“Our goal is to go far in the playoffs, hopefully get further than last year,” Schumacher said. “I also want to be more of a leader, help out the guys that played JV last year. I want to keep finishing strong at the basket and be a more consistent three-point shooter. I’ve also been working on a little post game too.”