Ted Skuchas

6-11, 245, Freshman, Center

Hometown - Audubon, Pa.

High School - Germantown Academy

Germantown Academy
One of three senior standouts at Germantown Academy, a suburban Philadelphia school that is considered among the finest prep teams in America...McDonald’s All-American nominee...A fouryear starter and earned five varsity letters in basketball...Ranked among the nation’s top 10 prep centers by numerous recruiting services, including PowerBasketball.com, espn.com and cnnsi.com...Three-time All-City and three-time All- League...Named All-Region...Team captain as a senior...Named to the Washington, D.C., “Capital Classic” National All-Star Team and the Baltimore “Charm City Challenge” National All-Star Team...Participated at the Adidas ABCD All-American Camp for two years and was named to the camp’s All-Star team...Participated in the NBA Players Association Invitational Camp...Grabbed a school-record 1,016 career rebounds, averaging 10.8 boards per game for his career...Recorded 127 blocks as a seniors, averaging more than four blocks per game...Helped lead team to a 93-20 record and two USA Today Top-20 national rankings during his four years...As a senior, helped Germantown Academy to a No. 5 national ranking by USA Today...Averaged eight points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.7 blocks as a junior in helping school to a 27-3 and No. 17 national ranking by USA Today...Helped lead Germantown Academy to three consecutive Inter-Academy League championships and the “Slam Dunk to the Beach” National Tournament championship...Helped school to an Inter-Academy League record 31 consecutive league wins.

Coach Stallings on Skuchas
“Coach Jeff Jackson identified Ted last year and actually the summer before his junior year. He goes to a great high school north of Philadelphia. He has great size, great hands and he runs well. He is a tremendous worker in terms of his approach to conditionin gand weight training. He plays on an outstanding high school team.” “There was some heavy traffic in recruiting him. The suitors were many and of high quality as well. So, obviously for us to beat some of the schools we had to beat to get him, made us feel real good. I think it was a good fit for him because his high school is a similar type of environment to Vanderbilt.” “He played very well on the national scene in the AAU tournaments. Ted’s got all the qualities of being a very good true low post guy and we think that’s what he’ll be for us because he does have great size, great hands and he’s a good athlete.”

Worth Knowing
Full name is Edward A. Skuchas, put prefers Ted...Has one sister, Sarah, age 22...Plans to major in computer engineering...Two high school teammates also signed with Division I teams: Lee Melchionni (Duke) and Matt Walsh (Florida)...Father played basketball at Lafayette College...Sister and cousins played basketball at James Madison...Featured in the May 2002 issue of SLAM Magazine...Worked with the head archivist at the University of Pennsylvania as part of a senior internship...Philadelphia’s William Markward Basketball Club named him its Outstanding Student-Athlete...Received the William K. Beard Memorial Award for the boy who has done the most to foster the spirit, cherish the tradition and promote the interest of the Academy...Received the Frank B. Gummey Memorial Prize for the junior who makes the greatest endeavor in athletics and scholarship... President of the Germantown Academy Patriot Ambassadors...Five-year participant in orchestra, spring orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band.




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