Gary Trent Jr had one of the best summers we have seen around here in a long time. He went from a prospect that was a likely McDonald’s All American level player to a guy that everybody believes is the…
Gary Trent Jr had one of the best summers we have seen around here in a long time. He went from a prospect that was a likely McDonald’s All American level player to a guy that everybody believes is the best shooting guard prospect in the nation for the 2017 class.
“Everything was good for me. The ability to play against high-level players at a camp, at tournaments or somewhere else it just really makes you better. There's no way you can't get better playing against great competition.”
Trent has flown all over the nation playing against the best and along the way the best teams in the nation continue to offer him scholarships. He visited UCLA a week ago he told NHR and then was offered a scholarship during the visit.
Trent talked to reporters at the end of July so there are no comments on the UCLA offer yet but there was much said on the other programs that recently offered:
Arizona. “I've seen in the past couple years the players they've put into the league and the players that have gone to their school. I don't really know too much about the university but as I take visits and build relationships with the coaches it should get better there. They showed interest during the school year with little letters and stuff like that. But then they just said they love how I was playing this summer and they wanted to offer me a scholarship. I just took it in stride and kept going.”
Kentucky. “It just shows that if you keep working hard good things will happen. It is obviously a great school and Coach (John) Calipari is a great coach, so it was great to get that offer.”
Duke. “Everything about them is great. Tyus has been in my ear about Duke here and there, so it is great to hear from them and have that option.”
Ohio State. “I know everything about them. I lived there for the first 12 years of my life, my family is from there, and I was born and raised there. It is a great program that has a lot going for them.”
Those schools and many others have offered. Gary will pretty much have the option to play at whatever school he feels like going to. So what is he looking for in a school?
“Just a style of play,” Trent Jr said. “What it's about. When I go there and start building better relationships with people. When I start building bonds with coaches and players, that will determine the outcome,”
“I really think I could play in any scheme and any set a team plays. I'll look at that and it will be a little piece that's in the back of my mind.”
Gary recently played in the Adidas Nations event and finished as the fifth leading scorer with 20 points per game.