Northwest men’s basketball adds prep forward from Shawnee Mission East

Northwest2013riggertThe Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team has added Zach Schneider, a 6-7 forward from Shawnee Mission East (Kan.) High School, announced by the Bearcats Monday.

Schneider was named the Sunflower League Player of the Year in for the 2012-13 season averaging a team-high 15 points per game. He pulled in 8.0 rebounds per game and added 3.0 assists per contest helping his team set a school records for wins (21) and finishing with a four place finish at the Kansas 6A State Championship. He was also named all-state by the Wichita Eagle and was a DiRenna Award finalist – given to the top player in the greater Kansas City metro area.

“We are thrilled to have Zach join our program. He has a very high basketball IQ and comes from a very solid high school program coached by Shawn Hair,” said Head Coach Ben McCollum. “Zach shoots the ball well from the three-point line, he is capable of scoring off the dribble and he can score in the post. His size, coupled with his guard skills can make him a tough match up in our league. He has won at every level and obviously we want those kids in our program.”

“Zach is a tremendous young man and comes from a great family,” McCollum continued. “He will only add to our family atmosphere we have here at Northwest. His GPA was 3.89 in high school and we expect him to get the job done in the classroom here as well.”

Schneider joins early signee Brett Dougherty (6-7, Omaha, Neb.) as current members of the Bearcats’ 2013 recruiting class.

— Northwest Sports Information —