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Centennial’s Garrett Scheer picks Air Force basketball

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Garrett Scheer takes a shot during a Las Vegas Knicks practice at Western High School on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The club team has gone from starting its program to being nationally ranked in three years. Now it has sponsorship from Reebok.

Centennial High’s Garrett Scheer, a 6-foot-6 small forward for the class of 2015, verbally committed today to Air Force.

While he was being recruited heavily by schools in the Big Sky Conference, Big West Conference and Patriot League, Air Force was his lone scholarship offer. And even if all the schools recruiting him offered him a scholarship, Scheer would have still picked Air Force, he said.

“When I thought about all of the schools recruiting me, there was no point in waiting (to commit),” Scheer said. “There is no other school that compares. I really liked the education it offers and the location, and the weather is great.”

Scheer averaged 10.8 points and 6.1 assists per game last season, helping Centennial reach the Sunset Regional championship game. Scheer was not necessarily a Division I prospect at the start of his high school career but developed into a scholarship player.

Scheer is one of three returners for Centennial with a scholarship. Point guard Darrian Traylor is verbally committed to UC Irvine, and 2017 guard Troy Brown Jr. is one of the nation’s best players.

“I’m going to play my senior year like it’s my last (year of basketball),” Scheer said. “We are going to try to get that state title.”

Verbal commitments are nonbinding until national signing day in early November.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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