Yorkville Christian Mustangs count on Jaden Schutt for in-state trip – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) — One of the best men’s basketball players in the state plays at a small school just southwest of Naperville.
CBS 2’s Matt Zahn checked in on Yorkville Christian Mustangs, as they hope to make a run at their first state championship.
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Yorkville Christian has played one gauntlet of a schedule this season to prepare for the playoffs.
“They are definitely battle tested. We played as difficult a schedule as possible. One of our players described him as a wrecking ball,” head coach Aaron Sovern said.
The Mustangs have their own game wrecker with 6’4″ senior Jaden Schutt, one of the best players in the state, and was the first local commitment for Jon Scheyer, the former Glenbrook North who will take the takes over at Duke next season.
“It’s Duke, it really stands out. Very lucky to have this opportunity,” Schutt said.
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“He has raw talent. He has work ethic and dedication. It’s bigger than what’s on the ground. Film study, nutrition. For a high schooler, amazing,” Sovern noted.
This is literally the house that Jaden and his teammates built. As children, they helped install their floor which was being installed at a brand new Yorkville Christian High School eight years ago.
“It would reduce costs if we had our own workforce. Different kind of jobs. Staple stuff inside the floor. Paint. Lots of odd jobs here,” Schutt said.
“Yeah, that was good. We got out of school. We were isolating the pads and stapling them. It was fun.” Does the floor look pretty good? “I think it looks pretty good,” guard Elijah Fisher said.
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It will be even better if they can raise a championship banner above.