After coming off a strong showing for himself this club season, and recently narrowing his list of schools down to four, Estrella Foothills' 6-foot-7, 210-pound talented post Shaun Wahlstrom has given a commitment and has signed with Arizona Christian University, a rising division-II program in the Valley.
Wahlstrom chose Arizona Christian over offers from Northern Arizona, Masters College and Central Washington - the final four schools on his list.
Wahlstrom is coming off an excellent showing for himself this club season, after traveling the country with his Alvin Gentry Elite program. The team was talented and won a lot of games on the circuit, and Wahlstrom played very well for himself - rebounding hard, finishing strong around the rim and showing very good versatility on the perimeter.
Wahlstrom had a breakout year last high school season. While playing next to Sacramento State-commit Grant Greabell, he was a driving force behind an Estrella team that went 21-7, and went to the 4A State playoffs before losing to eventual state-champion, Shadow Mountain.
As a sophomore at Verrado HS, Wahlstrom helped lead his program to a 17-10 overall record on the season in the state's 5A Division, and was the driving force for that program as well, before deciding to transfer high schools as a junior.
Wahlstrom is big and skilled and can score either with his back to the basket, or from the perimeter where he likes to set up defenders with a nice mid-range jump shot. He is also a good low-post scorer with good overall footwork, and is able to take the basketball strong to the basket and also finish strong at the rim.
Congratulations to Wahlstrom and his family, and the Alvin Gentry Elite program on this accomplishment.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Wahlstrom is a unique prospect in the state's 2019 Class, as he is a big and skilled forward prospect that can score either with his back to the basket, or from the perimeter where he likes to set up defenders with a nice mid-range jump shot. He is also a good low-post scorer with good overall footwork, and is able to take the basketball strong to the basket and also finish strong at the rim. A strong two-handed dunker. He is a very good offensive rebounder and is able to start the fastbreak wth good outlet passes, and then able to run the floor hard. He does not mid physical contact and is a strong finisher inside the paint, where he is able to get to the free-throw line quite often. A very good sleeper prospect that will develop nicely over time for a college program.