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World SF Prospect Benjamin Schroder Commits to Oklahoma

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Benjamin Schroder, considered among the highest
European basketball potentialities, launched his commitment to the
University of Oklahoma on Wednesday as a part of its 2022 recruiting
class.

Schroder, an 18-12 months-weak ahead who’s
been a standout on the youth stage in Germany, told ESPN’s Jonathan
Givony
 that the Sooners’ coaches performed a key characteristic in his decision.

“The recruiting process became a
varied expertise from the very beginning,” he said. “They
regarded in actuality to care about me, now not handiest as a participant, however furthermore as a
particular person. Head coach Porter Moser, partner head coach David Patrick
and the entire teaching team want to take grasp of championships.”

Schroder performed for the Oberhaching Tropics in Germany’s Pro B League for the length of the 2020-21 season. He
averaged 11.9 sides, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists whereas capturing
42.3 p.c from the field across 12 appearances (10 starts), per RealGM.

The 6’7” ahead furthermore produced
standout performances with the German youth nationwide groups on the U16
European Championship in 2019 and the FIBA U18 European Challengers
earlier this 12 months.

He averaged 16.6 sides, 5.8 rebounds
and 2.4 assists per sport for the length of the European Challengers and shot an
uncover-popping 71.0 p.c from the field, per Givony.

Schroder told ESPN he’s already
done high faculty and have to soundless remove a gap 12 months whereas potentially
having fun with lower-division basketball in Germany sooner than becoming a member of the
Sooners.

“We talked to a lot of assorted
schools, including some Ivy League functions and varied schools from
the ACC, Pac-12 and Spacious 12,” he said. “I had five varied
scholarship gives, however I’m absolutely obvious about Oklahoma and
wished to commit for the length of the early signing length to position the specialise in
my sport again.”

A promising two-system participant, he
defined his decision to play faculty basketball within the U.S. quite
than professionally in another country is targeted spherical discovering out the American
kind of play.

“I want to be the most sharp basketball
participant I will change into, whereas having as phenomenal enjoyable as doubtless,” Schroder told Givony. “The U.S. performs a varied kind of
basketball and have to soundless give me a gamble to work with the most sharp coaches,
companies and products and bodily functions on the earth. I furthermore admire the States
and hope this could be a neutral appropriate private expertise beside basketball.”

His expertise in Europe have to soundless allow
him to vary into an on the spot-affect participant for Oklahoma and gives him long-term NBA upside if his style arc continues at its newest price.

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