At the AAU 15-under Nationals in Clarksville, Tenn., 2007 prospect Scott Christopherson named two schools that were recruiting him and one school that he would love to have recruit him. The list of schools recruiting the 6-foot-1, 172-pound combo guard from Melrose-Mindoro High School in Melrose, Wis., is now much longer.
“Marquette has offered me,” said Christopherson in early July. “Wisconsin is recruiting me really hard, but they have not offered yet. I really like North Carolina. I have liked them all my life, but they are not recruiting me.”
As he readies his Fox Valley Skillz 16-under team for the Reebok Big Time, Coach Ritchie Davis said a lot more schools are now recruiting Christopherson, who will play this weekend with the 16-under team.
“Washington State has offered, and so has Marquette,” said Coach Davis. “Wisconsin has made it clear that they are going to offer Scott, but an official offer is not on the table yet. Within the last week I have gotten calls on Scott from Iowa, Northwestern, DePaul, Stanford, Northern Iowa, Kansas State, and Wyoming.”
At the AAU 15-under Nationals Christopherson stroked three-pointers from the wing and slashed to the basket as his Fox Valley Skillz team made it to the quarterfinals before losing by two points to eventually champions the Memphis Magic. Not only is he skilled with the ball, but he is a smooth athlete with strength and the frame to get much stronger.
“First of all, Scott can flat out shoot it,” said Coach Davis. “The saying around here is that he is a Travis Diener with athleticism. He is a quick guard and he is not afraid to take it in and dunk it.”
Considered the No. 2 2007 prospect in the state of Wisconsin behind Keaton Nankivil, Christopherson is a true combo guard who plays a lot of point for his high school team. He is most dangerous at shooting guard because of his catch and shoot capabilities and slashing ability, but he is the type of versatile and competitive player who will give his team whatever it needs to win.