With all of the basketball hustle and bustle now out of Las Vegas, college recruiters have left the long days behind them but they haven’t forgotten about the players that call Sin City home. Nate Schulte, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward Palo Verde High School, is one of the rising juniors in the state and he is hearing from a number of Western schools after solid run on the AAU trail.
“It was great,” Schulte said of his summer run with the Southern Nevada All-Stars. “We played some good teams and I think I did a good job against them. I feel like I held my own at the Main Event and National Youth Basketball Championship.”
The four-star prospect is an energy player with great footwork and rebounding skills inside the post. Even though he is undersized for the power forward spot, he isn’t afraid to go hard after the bigger, stronger players usually pinned against him. Schulte said he plans on extending his game to the perimeter.
“I usually play the four on my AAU team and in high school but we have a 6-9 kid and a 6-4 kid (at high school) so I think I’ll be able to move out to the two or three,” he said. “I’ve been working on going out and trying to have the full package.”
Schulte said he is receiving mail from Georgetown, Kansas State, New Mexico, Northwestern, Stanford, Utah and Washington. The Huskies are making a push harder than anyone else, according to Schulte.
“I hear from them pretty steady,” he said. “I don’t really have any favorites though. Right now, I’m just focused on staying on the West Coast but you never really now.”
Schulte is the No. 98 ranked player in the class of 2006 by Rivals.com.