Posted: Wed April 17, 2013 8:09PM; Updated: Wed April 17, 2013 8:09PM

Michigan State signs 6-9 forward Gavin Schilling

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If Michigan State's Adreian Payne chooses to enter the draft, the Spartans could show Schilling a large amount of playing time.
If Adreian Payne (above), chooses to enter the draft, Schilling could see a large amount of playing time.
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Michigan State has added depth to its frontcourt by adding forward Gavin Schilling.

Schilling signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Spartans.

The Chicagoan might get a chance to compete for a lot of playing time if Adreian Payne chooses to skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

Schilling averaged 13.9 points, nine rebounds and two-plus blocks last season at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says he's excited about Schilling joining the program because he comes from a tremendous program and a great family. Izzo says the 17-year-old Schilling does a good job of defending, rebounding and running the court.

Schilling was born in Germany and lived in France before moving in 2003 to the United States.

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