Posted On: 08/31/18 5:35 PM
Look up the word consistency in the dictionary and you’re bound to see a picture of Stevie Schlabach. The sweet-shooting 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing from Tigard was one of the steadiest performers on the AAU circuit this summer with Team Fly, putting points on the board but also showing other parts of his game as well. While he mysteriously remains under the radar recruiting wise, Schlabach continues to plug away and looks back fondly on this past summer of grassroots basketball.
“We started off a little slow but we ended the year well,” Schlabach said. “I think I started out slow too but I picked things up. Overall it was a good experience and was fun all-around.”
As you might expect, Schlabach’s role for Team Fly was to put points on the board and that’s exactly what he was able to do. But as efficient and diverse a scorer he is, Schlabach was also able to showcase himself in other areas of the game as well. “I think my ability to score was definitely there,” Schlabach said. “I’m not the most athletic (guy) so I thought I was able to find a way to get it done. I also think my defense is underrated. I didn’t get beat off the dribble much, but when I did I could recover and block the shot.”
On the recruiting front, Schlabach notes that he’s talked with George Fox a little but the main school he’s been in contact with is Portland State. He notes that he’s been on campus several times to play and work out, and has been in communication with members of the coaching staff. “They’ve said that they will be making time (this season) to come and watch me play,” he said.
Schlabach is looking forward to playing out his senior season, one in which he feels the Tigers will surprise some folks. “I think we’re going to do better than last year,” Schlabach said. “This year we’re more athletic and I think we can run a lot more, which is something we didn’t do as much before.”
Schlabach currently ranks as the #5 player in the PrepHoops Class of 2019 rankings.