G-E-T sophomore star Schmitz humble after record-setting performance vs. Sparta

G-E-T boys basketball had just three wins all of last season. Their top scorer last year was then-freshman Cody Schmitz who averaged about 18 points a game.
This winter, the Red Hawk coaching staff expected the now-sophomore Schmitz to be a primary scorer, but no one, not even Schmitz himself, could have predicted how this season would start.

Cody dropped a school-record 61 points in their season-opening win over Sparta Tuesday night, shooting 15-of-27 overall, 7-of-11 from downtown, and going 24-of-28 at the free throw line. He even grabbed 14 rebounds and five steals–an unreal stat line.

And while Schmitz remains pretty humble about his performance, his teammates and coaches know he can bring it every single night.

“Straight from the beginning I felt nice,” Schmitz said. “The jumper felt nice, crowd was getting into it. I got great teammates cheering me on, finding me the ball when I’m hot.”

“There were quite a few times where it’s like ‘that’s an early one,’ and then it goes in,” head coach Jared McCutchen said. “After a couple of those it was just like, let him go.”

“Most impressive to me was 24 of 28 from the free throw line,” teammate and fellow sophomore Jack Beedle said. “They doubled him, they were fouling him, got a technical foul…guys wanting to pressure him, and that doesn’t faze him.”

The 1-0 Red Hawks next play at Cochrane-Fountain City on Nov. 29.