continued Blackford also pointed out Schurman’s progression from his freshman year until today. Starting with his freshman year, Schurman averaged 13.7 points per game, then 20.3 his sophomore year, 20.5 his junior year and now 23.5 his senior year.
“The greatest thing about John, besides being a great human being, he’s so consistent,” Blackford said. “Tonight he had 30 points, but he only shot 16 times, so do the math. He’s an efficient shooter and scorer. He doesn’t need a lot of shots."
Actually, after missing his first two opportunities from the field, Schurman made 13 of his next 14 to quickly go to the top of the Hornets' scoring list.
To get to that level, Schurman said he embraces the grind of going into the gym at 8 a.m. just as much as playing in big games.
“It pays off on nights like this,” he said.
It also helped that it was a stress-free game, F-M in control from start to finish as it improved its record to 10-2. Helping out Schurman, Louis Avellino picked up 13 points and six rebounds, with Jake Wittig managing 12 points, 10 assists and four steals.
Now that the moment has passed, Schurman said he’s ready to move on with the season with a new goal in mind - a state championship.
“Tonight, I just take a deep breath, enjoy it, and go after the ultimate goal," he said.