AUSTIN, Texas — After finishing the 2021-2022 season with the 17th most three-pointers in the nation, Wimberley High School's Miles Schleder set his sights on a very specific goal for his senior season.
“My goal is No. 1 in the country," Schleder said. “I want to have that privilege to say, [‘I led the nation in threes,’] and have my hard work speak louder than words.”
Schleder spent hours during the offseason perfecting his shooting form – when he was not interning at a hedge fund or performing maintenance on homes as a summer job. The hard work paid off. With just six games remaining in the regular season, Miles is second in the nation in made threes (129) and just four behind the leader.
“I’ll get to a point where I won’t even call anything,” Wimberley Head Coach Michael Whitten said. “I’ll just be like, ‘Go play!’”
“A lot of my threes, I’m able to just feel my way around the defense,” Schleder said. “I just need a little bit of space, and if I can create a little space, I can have my shot.”
Schleder’s physical preparation comes from hours of work in the offseason. His mental abilities are aided by his father, Max, who played college basketball at Texas A&M and Texas State universities.
“He’s always so supportive. He hasn’t missed a single game,” Schleder said. “He’ll sent me a long text before the game of how to think and prepare myself. I couldn’t ask for a better dad.”
Currently, the national record for most made three-pointers in a season is 233. The Texas record is 201.