Schakel picking up interest

Jordan Schakel had an impressive sophomore season and the 2017 wing is now starting to get some college attention.

One of the West Coast's top wings in 2017 is 6-foot-6, 200-pound Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery's Jordan Schakel.

He's best as a three-point shooter off the catch, but Schakel is also a capable ball handler whose athleticism and toughness have improved as he's gotten stronger. He can hit jumpers off the bounce or get to the basket, while he also has some versatility on defense.

"I feel like I defend most positions well," Schakel said. "I can guard the one through five. I shoot threes really well, I’m a low turnover guy, I like to shoot threes and make my teammates better.

"I need to get better at ball handling, stronger, more explosive and you can always improve at your shooting."

Schakel is still waiting on his first offer but is hearing from California, Virginia and USC.

The sophomore will be very open to leaving the region when it comes to college.

"I’m definitely willing to go out east," Schakel said. "I grew up a big fan of East Coast schools. I like East Coast basketball and the ACC."

Even though it's still early in his process, Schakel has an idea of what he'll be looking for in a program.

"I want a good school, a good program and a good coach who can develop players and get them to the NBA," he said.


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