Although three-star 2006 prospect Nate Schulte enjoyed the basketball aspect of his one semester stay at Brewster Academy, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound small forward is glad to be back home with his family in Las Vegas, Nev., at his old high school Palo Verde. Ankle surgery has sidelined him for the next month, but when he returns to the court for the AAU season, there will be plenty of coaches keeping an eye on him.
"The basketball part of Brewster was great," said Schulte. "I had a chance to play against some of the best players in the country everyday, and it taught me a lot. While I was there, I was trying to soak up everything from my teammates and Coach Smith."
Schulte injured his ankle while playing at Brewster Academy. When he returned to Palo Verde, he played a couple games before realizing the severity of his injury. Last week he underwent surgery.
Although wide open in his recruitment, Schulte did list some schools with whom he shares a mutual interest.
"I'm interested in schools like Stanford, Indiana, Utah, Washington, Georgia Tech, Georgetown and Illinois State," he said. "I'm definitely still wide open. I'm not even sure what part of the country I want to play in."
A hard nosed competitor with a nose for the ball, Schulte is somewhat of a tweener between the small forward position and the power forward position. He needs to play on the wing as a high-major, so improving his shooting is a top priority.
"I just need to continue to get better at everything," he said. "I focused a lot on my shooting at Brewster and learned a lot about shooting from Chris Lutz [Purdue]."