Penn High School has always had great guard play. This year, it may need to rely on its wings to reach the lofty heights of its past. That’s fine with Matt Trewhella. The 6-foot-5 forward has the mindset to fill…
Penn High School has always had great guard play. This year, it may need to rely on its wings to reach the lofty heights of its past.
That’s fine with Matt Trewhella. The 6-foot-5 forward has the mindset to fill the void left both in skills and leadership by those who graduated.
“It’s totally different with how I’ve become a leader because the past three years really, there have been guards who have been leaders, but now I have to kind of take the team under my reign and help everyone,” Trewhella said.
This play is going to be needed by the No. 129 rated prospect in the Prep Hoops Indiana Top 180. Trewhella is a versatile player that offers his high school and future college team someone who can play inside and out. He also can use his athleticism to score and for strong defense no matter which position he is guarding.
These abilities have drawn the attention of a lot of schools, including Bethel College, where he visited last weekend for an overnight visit. He also has talked with St. Xavier and Wabash College nearly every week.
“They told me I’d likely play the three,” Trewhella said. “They like my quick hands and my length and that I can guard guards and the post.”
Trewhella still knows he has work to do, though, which is one reason he plans to wait until after the high school season to make a college decision.
He is working on improving his all-around game with a specific focus on ball handling and shooting every day.
The hope is these improvements can be showcased during the high school season to bring some bigger offers. Of course, he is also hoping his improvement and leadership can help push Penn to lofty goals as well.
“We need to play as a team and rebound and just get after it because of course we want to win state, that’s the main goal,” Trewhella said. “Really that’s the goal, and get a couple offers, and just win state.”