2006 Focus: Andreas Schreiber

Andreas Schreiber, a talented forward from Los Angeles, is among the top 2006 forwards in the west

Andreas Schreiber, 6-8 JR PF Los Angeles (Calif.) Brentwood, is a very intriguing prospect who moved from Sweden to Los Angeles last summer. Originally from California, Schreiber has lived almost his entire life in Sweden. But he came to the U.S. in an attempt to increase his opportunities as a basketball prospect. He's got all the physical tools you look for in a prospect – great frame, long arms, moves well, skilled with the ball – but it will take him some time to make the adjustment to the American style of play. While he's making that adjustment, he's still drawing plenty of interest at the high major level.

We spoke with Schreiber after a game earlier this week and asked him about the schools expressing interest in him.

"Stanford, Washington, Pepperdine, UCLA, Yale, Princeton, DePaul, Wisconsin, Loyola, Colorado State," said Schreiber.

When asked which schools are showing the most interest at this time, Schreiber replied, "Stanford, Wisconsin, Colorado State and Loyola are probably showing the most interest."

Schreiber talked a little about the contact he's had with schools so far. "Washington State came to my school and I spoke with the Wisconsin coaches a little. I've also been to some UCLA games.

We asked Schreiber if he has any geographical preference when it comes to choosing a school. "I prefer the West Coast, but I also might like someplace like North Carolina – someplace in the ACC."

Schreiber is making many adjustments in his new surroundings, including academically. "The school is very hard here compared to Sweden," said Schreiber. "Right now I have around a 3.1 or 3.2, but I think I can pick it up."

Schreiber is in no hurry to make his college choice. "I won't decide until later in my junior year or early in my senior year."

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