KW, OC standout Shildmyer moves on
July 4, 2008 · Updated 12:39 PM
Kings West grad Adam Shildmyer has parlayed his two years at Olympic College into a scholarship opportunity at Northwest Nazarene University.
Shildmyer signed his national letter of intent last week, accepting both academic and athletic scholarships. The 6-foot, 5-inch small forward averaged more than 20 points and 6 rebounds per game last season for the Rangers.
We know he can really shoot it, NNU, located in Nampa, Idaho, coach Tim Hills said. Im a coach who encourages players to shoot the three, so whenever hes open, we want him to put it up.
Shildmyer chose the NCAA Division-II Crusaders over Western Washington University, located in Bellingham.
I thought we had better chemistry there, Shildmyer said. They knew my game better.
NNU has a strong post player coming back next season, and Hills sees Shildmyer meshing his talents perfectly.
Adams outside game is good protection for an inside guy, Hills said. And, hes a low-maintenance kid. Hes got strong academics and a great character.
Shildmyer also likes the character of the program hes joining. Spiritually, being a from a private school, thats a huge bonus, Shildmyer said.
Shildmyer thinks his game will continue to improve with Hills experienced coaching. Hills will be in his third year at NNU, but has 35 years of head coaching experience and is closing in on 500 career wins.
The former Warrior will have some Kitsap companions in his new home, as South Kitsap point guard Tippy Burk is also headed to Nampa.
Former Ranger Jason Simmons just completed his junior year at NNU as well, averaging 9.8 points and 5.1 boards per game.
NNU also returns this seasons Great Northwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, Justin Parnell.
Kings West finished third in Mondays SeaTac League Golf Championships, trailing Rainier Christian and Bear Creek, but beating Northwest Yeshiva.
Patrick Maguire led the team with a 108 at Jackson Park. Gabe Whelan, Brian Pace, Josh Damon and Jarrod Coley followed with solid rounds.
Pace is the only player to move on to the district tournament, May 16 at The Gallery in Oak Harbor.
Hes in a little bit of a slump right now, said coach Rick Walker. Its just a matter of giving him some confidence in his hits. Itll definitely be a good experience in postseason play for him. It ought to help him next year.
Next year looks better all-around for the Warriors. Pace, Maguire and Coley are all sophomores, and Damon and Whelan are freshmen.
The team also has three other frosh, Dale Schuster, Carl Qvigstad and Tommy Pfrimmer.