GOSHEN TWP – . Goshen senior Cody Schock quietly had one of the better seasons in the area.
He led the Warriors in scoring, field goal percentage and shot close to 40 percent from the perimeter. But, his most impressive stat is he led the city in blocks with almost five a game.
“He had a nice year,” Goshen coach Scott Wake said. “He was first-team all-Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference and was an all-district selection.”
Schock also played in the city’s East-West all-star game April 10 at St. Bernard.
He played with guys like Clark Montessori’s Kevin Lewis, Shroder’s Jalen Avery, Georgetown’s Jake Cropper and Jake Miller and Miami Valley Christian Academy’s Malique Ward.
Those players typically fill stat sheets for their respective teams, a style that suits an all-star game atmosphere.
Conversely, Schock isn’t that type of player. Wake said he’s the player who will do whatever the team needs from him in that moment.
“Time and again, he was the kid we needed to have on the court,” the coach said.
Schock was also selected to participate in the state’s North-South game that took place April 19 in Columbus.
Wake said it’s a feather in Cody’s cap to know he can compete with the best the city and state have to offer.
Sure, he’s getting postseason accolades, but perhaps the best thing about his high school career wrapping up is that his basketball career no longer has to.
Prior to the East-West all-star game, Cody’s father, Steve, said Cody wasn’t sure where he was going to continue his career and studies, but added that a decision was going to come “in the next couple weeks.”
The decision came sooner rather than later as Wake said April 16 Cody verbally committed to Avila University in Kansas City,
The Eagles play in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and finished 15-15 this season.
It appears as though Schock will be the only player from Ohio on Avila’s roster. At 6’6”, he will also be one of the taller members on the team.
“I think his best basketball is still ahead of him,” Wake said.