SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Cody Schilling brought the fans to their feet.
A freshman guard for the Augustana College men’s basketball team, Schilling recorded a steal on the defensive end and raced the other way for a layup fewer than four minutes into a key Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest Saturday night.
WORTHINGTON — It’s amazing what a difference a year can make.
A year ago, I was finishing my college career and looking forward to getting a jump start on my new life in the real world.
Now, fast forward to this year. Sunday night, a long way removed from my days of being a Wartburg student, I found myself at the Mr. and Miss Basketball presentation, sitting in Cody Schilling’s corner.
MINNEAPOLIS — Despite leading the Ellsworth Panthers to their second consecutive boys’ Class A state basketball championship this season and becoming the state’s all-time leading scorer along the way, it was not Cody Schilling that took home Mr. Basketball honors.
Instead, Jordan Taylor of Benilde-St. Margaret’s took home the award Sunday at the 34th annual awards banquet.
ELLSWORTH — With months of heavy recruiting from colleges at all levels, the decision came down to the final night for Ellsworth’s Cody Schilling.
But late Thursday, the standout basketball player decided that next year he would play for Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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