Scout’s No. 28 ranked high school junior shooting guard Jordan Schakel has committed to San Diego State.
“[He’s] one of the West Coast’s top shooters,” said Scout’s Josh Gershon.
The 6-6 Schakel out of Bishop Montgomery HS (Torrance, CA) averaged 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds, while shooting a blistering 43 percent from three-point range for California Supreme on the Nike EYBL circuit this season.
“The coach [Steve Fisher] has built a legacy there,” Schakel told Scout.com about SDSU. “They really develop their players and get them better. The atmosphere there is amazing.”
San Diego State beat out heavy favorite USC to land Schakel, whose mother was an All-American volleyball player for the Trojans and whose dad is a USC alum.
“My mom and dad did a good job of allowing me to make my own decision,” Schakel told the San Diego Union Tribune. “At first I did want to go to USC. But that changed this summer, when I started watching video of San Diego State games and seeing how the fit was better for me.”
Part of that good fit included the school’s winning tradition with five Mountain West regular-season championships over the last six years and 11 consecutive postseason appearances.
“There’s being on a winning team, but there’s also the drive to win, and Jordan has that,” said his mom Stefanie. “He just doesn’t like to lose.”
At San Diego St, Schakel will join fellow 2017 recruit Adam Seiko of Sierra Canyon.
The Aztecs also beat out the likes of Cal and Stanford to get Schakel.
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