Dennis Schroder ranked 76th on Sports Illustrated top 100 list

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 24: Dennis Schroder
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 24: Dennis Schroder /

In the season of rankings, Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder earns the 76th spot courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

Every year people like to take what they know about players, and debate on who is better than the others. People rank players based on skills and past achievements, but do not really see what the future has in store for that player.

Year by year Sports Illustrated puts out their list of the top 100 players in the NBA. These players consist of the best talent that the league has to offer.

Whether it is their impact on the court or their overall dominance in the game, this list is what every NBA player strives to be on.

One player quietly creeping his way up in the rankings is Dennis Schroder. On the most recent top 100 list, Sports Illustrated ranked Schroder 76th overall.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 11: Dennis Schroder
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 11: Dennis Schroder /

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Schroder is out to prove that this ranking is too low for his standards.

Before making his impact as an Atlanta Hawk point guard, Schroder did not go to college. He decided that he would take his talents overseas right out of high school. Starting his life in Germany, this was not a hard decision for Schroder.

Though Germany was a familiar place for Schroder. Many weren’t sure if not attending college would hurt his chances of making the NBA.

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Schroder proved they were wrong.

After one season overseas, Schroder’s dream became reality.

Schroder was drafted 17th overall in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was the perfect fit for an upcoming force in the NBA. The Atlanta Hawks were on the brink of success.

After four years of being in the league, Schroder’s impact in the league changed drastically. He went from only playing about 13.5 minutes a game to playing 31.5 minutes per game.

The 2016-2017 season being his first year of being the starting point guard, Schroder preformed at a higher level then people expected.

Schroder averaged nearly 18 points per game (20.5 per 36 minutes) became the second highest scorer on the Hawks.

Schroder showed the league that he is able to step up when the pressure is on. Leading the Hawks to the playoffs he was a solid force in trying to take out John Wall and the Washington Wizards.

Schroder was able to put up 29 points and 11 assist in Game 5 of round one in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Being only 24 years old, the future looks bright for Schroder in Atlanta. In the upcoming season Schroder will remain to be the center of this new Hawks team.

Playing next to teammates such as Dewayne Dedmon and Kent Bazemore, Schroder will look to have his most efficient season, and have a chance of playing for the All-Star team.

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Schroder’s ability to pass the ball and score, helped him get to 76th on the Sports Illustrated Top 100 list for the 2017-2018 season.

Schroder looks to prove to others that he can creep his way up the list starting with next season.