A 1957 graduate of Centralia
High School, Schuchman was named first team
All-South Seven Conference in basketball as
well as being named fourth team All-State by
both the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago
He was a member of the 1956 undefeated
Orphan football team (2TDs). He also
lettered in track, as he was a member of the
conference champion varsity 880 relay team
with Rod White, Robert Steptoe, and Harold
After high school, Schuchman moved on to
Centralia Junior College (now Kaskaskia)
where he was the leading scorer and
rebounder for the Blue Devilís basketball
team. They were Southern Illinois College
Conference champions in 1957-58 (20-10) and
in 1958-59 (15-8). He was named first team
All-Conference each season as well as
All-Region 4 recognition each season.
Following a two-year layoff, Schuchman
entered the University of Missouri at Rolla
for the 1961-62 school year. He became the
top scorer and rebounder for the Minerís
basketball team for two seasons.
He set single season (549) and career (988)
scoring records as well as career scoring
average (21.9) and career rebounding average
(11.9) records. His free throw records
were 18 (one game) and 157 of 203 (season).
These records stood until 1995. Schuchman
All-Conference honors (first team 1962 and
second team 1963) and MIAA All-Conference
tournament first team honors in 1961.
He was among the national small college top
twenty in scoring and rebounding while at UMR.
graduated with a BS in Mechanical
Engineering in 1963 and in 1988, was
inducted into the UMR sports hall of fame.