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WWU men’s basketball inks former Bellingham, WCC 7-footer

Lynden Christian guard Zach Roetcisoender attempts shoot over Bellingham 7-foot center Logan Schilder in December 2014. Schilder, who played for Whatcom Community College last season, has signed to play for Western Washington University.
Lynden Christian guard Zach Roetcisoender attempts shoot over Bellingham 7-foot center Logan Schilder in December 2014. Schilder, who played for Whatcom Community College last season, has signed to play for Western Washington University. For The Bellingham Herald

The Western Washington University men’s basketball team announced the signing of former Bellingham High School and Whatcom Community College standout Logan Schilder on Friday, May 6.

Schilder, who was a Northwest Athletic Conference Northern Region second-team selection and was on the all-defensive team last season as a freshman, will become the second 7-footer to play for the Vikings, joining Dave Vandejagt, who played at WWU from 2008 to 2010.

Schilder averaged 8.4 points, 2.4 blocks and 9.3 rebounds in 31 games in helping the Orcas reach the NWAC title game. He had eight double-doubles, including seven his final 12 games with the Orcas. He led the NWAC in blocked shots and was fifth in rebounding.

“We are very excited about Logan,” WWU coach Tony Dominguez said in a release. “He has been a player we have followed and watch grow for years and believe that his time has arrived for him to have a major impact on our program.”

Schilder lettered in tennis, soccer and basketball while at Bellingham, though he did not start playing basketball until his freshman year.

“I am excited to stay local and help continue the tradition of the Western Washington University basketball program,” Schilder said in the release.

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