Gavin Schilling

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Gavin Schilling
No. 34 – ratiopharm Ulm
PositionPower forward
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1995-11-10) November 10, 1995 (age 24)
Munich, Germany
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolFindlay Prep
(Henderson, Nevada)
CollegeMichigan State (2013–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–presentratiopharm Ulm

Gavin Schilling (born November 10, 1995) is a German professional basketball player. He stands 6’9’’ (206 cm) tall and plays power forward, currently with Ratiopharm Ulm. Schilling played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans.


Born in Munich, Germany, Schilling grew up in Strasbourg, France, before moving to Chicago, Illinois, with his mother and brother in 2003.

He went to Lycée Français de Chicago until 2009. At that time, he played soccer, football, baseball and basketball.[1]

Schilling moved to the Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, for the 2009-10 season, his freshman year of high school, where he played basketball and football.[2]

He then moved to Germany and spent the 2010-11 season with SG Urspringschule/Schelklingen, helping the team win the German under-16 championship.[3]

In 2011, Schilling returned to the US, enrolling at De La Salle Institute in Chicago for the 2011-12 campaign.[4] He then moved on to Findlay Prep prior to the 2012-13 season. In March 2013, he committed to Michigan State.[5]

As a freshman, Schilling made it to the NCAA Elite Eight with the Spartans[6] and reached the NCAA Final Four his sophomore year.[7] He missed the entire 2016-17 season due to a knee injury, which he sustained in October 2016.[8] As a senior, Schilling averaged 2.9 points and 3.4 rebounds a game for the Spartans.[9]

On June 29, 2018, he signed a deal with Ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga to get his professional career underway.[10]

International career[edit]

Schilling played the Albert-Schweitzer-Tournament with the German under-18 national team in 2012[11] and attended the under-18 European Championships in Latvia and Lithuania the same year.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Schilling speaks three languages: English, German and French.[13]

His father Andreas is a former German professional handball player, his mother is a native of Chicago.[14]


  1. ^ "About Gavin - Gavin Schilling". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  2. ^ "Gavin Schilling: Finding A Home At MSU - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  3. ^ "JBBL-Finale: Team ALBA Urspring gewinnt Meistertitel «  Deutscher Basketball Bund". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  4. ^ "German import will join De La Salle". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  5. ^ "Nevada C Schilling commits to Michigan State". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  6. ^ "Gavin Schilling Bio - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  7. ^ Tribune, Chicago. "Michigan State's Gavin Schilling on a roll — just in time for big task". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  8. ^ "Gavin Schilling: Patience Is A Virtue". Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  9. ^ "Gavin Schilling College Stats | College Basketball at". College Basketball at Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  10. ^ Fünkele, Martin. "ratiopharm ulm - Talentierter Big Man entscheidet sich für Ulm". (in German). Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  11. ^ "Best of the best come to forefront at Albert Schweitzer Tournament". FIBA.COM. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  12. ^ "Gavin Schilling | U18 European Championship Men (2012) | FIBA Europe". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  13. ^ Spartan Sports Network (2014-12-01), Michigan State sophomore Gavin Schilling speaks three different languages, retrieved 2016-03-02
  14. ^ "Gavin Schilling: Wird dieser Bubi unser nächster Basketball-Star?". Retrieved 2016-03-02.