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Gavin Schilling officially signs National Letter of Intent


MSU officially has at least one recruit for the class of 2013, as power forward Gavin Schilling signed his letter of intent today.

If you don't know much about Schilling, here's his Welcome Aboard page, and here's what MSU put in a release.

Gavin Schilling
6-9, 240 pounds
Chicago, Ill.
Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)

Averaged 13.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks, while shooting .625 from the field, as a senior at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev. ... Helped lead the Pilots to a 35-1 final record, including a perfect 34-0 regular season ... Findlay Prep finished third in the MaxPreps Academy Top 10 rankings ... Selected to participate in the West Coast All-Star Classic May 11 in Kent, Wash. ...

Played for Germany in the 2012 FIBA U18 European Championship, averaging 8.8 points and 5.2 rebounds ... Attended Chicago's De La Salle Institute as a junior, staring for the Meteors ... Spent the 2010-11 season at Urspring, an elite German basketball academy ... Led Urspring to U16 German High School Championship ... Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., as a freshman ...

Born in Germany and raised in France, Schilling moved back to the United States in 2003 ... Speaks three languages fluently ... Strong student with a 3.8 GPA ... Born Nov. 10, 1995, he won't turn 18 until the fall of his freshman season at Michigan State.


Izzo on Schilling:

"I'm excited about Gavin Schilling's addition to our program. He comes from a tremendous program and a great family. He defends, rebounds and runs the court very well. He's a great worker that wants to learn and improve. Not only will he be a young freshman who doesn't turn 18 until next November, he's also young to the game, having picked up the game later in life than most college players. With that in mind, I look forward to watching him grow and develop."

Schilling recently came in at No. 125 in the Rivals150.

For more on MSU hoops recruiting, check out Josh's recruiting roundup from earlier this week.