2021 - 2022 ILLINOIS
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JADEN
SCHUTT
GUARD
YORKVILLE CHRISTIAN HS
YORKVILLE, ILLINOIS
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-6
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
25
POINTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
6.3
REBOUNDS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
2.5
STEALS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
2.9
ASSISTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
“Jaden does everything on the court. He defends all positions, is an excellent rebounder, plays well in the gaps and is the best shooter in Illinois. His shot-making ability is next to none.”
Brian Johnson
Head Coach - head coach of West Aurora High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-6, 185-pound senior guard had led the Mustangs to a 24-13 record and a berth in the Class 1A state championship game at the time of his selection. Schutt averaged 25.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game through 37 games. A two-time Associated Press All-State selection, Schutt was the 2021 Kendall Record and Beacon News Player of the Year. He entered the state title game with 2,299 points in his prep basketball career.

Academic Achievement


Schutt has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at Duke University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Schutt has volunteered locally with Feed My Starving Children, Operation Christmas Child and the Mooseheart Child City & School, a residential childcare facility for those in need. He has also donated his time to the Yorkville Parks and Rec Department and as a youth basketball coach.