LAS VEGAS - There are five still alive for Clarence Trent, but his team is headed home.
Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep power forward Clarence Trent (6-8, 230), whose team was ousted Thursday in the Reebok Summer Championships, does indeed say that just a quintet remains his signature on a letter-of-intent.
Those five are the University of Arkansas, Maryland, UNLV, California and Washington.
"Now that I have got it down to five, I just have to sit down and figure out when I am going to take my visits," Trent said. "Once I get that done I can really start to begin focusing in on my decision."
Arkansas has been on Trent since for almost three years – albeit there has been a coaching change from Stan Heath to John Pelphrey during that time.
"I have a great relationship with Arkansas and their coaches," Trent said. "They are certainly a team that I really like, but I am going into this final five thing looking at myself as completely open so I can make the best decision."
Trent had 11 points Thursday afternoon as his Arkansas Hawks were ousted by the Southwest Titans 61-54 in the opening round of championship bracket play.
Trent was very impressive athletically in his team's four games in the tournament, scoring in double figures each game and featuring several high-fling dunks.
"I know that's what gets a lot of attention, but I am trying hard to work on my all-around game," Trent said.
Trent, a Washington native, has spent all summer in Arkansas for the second straight year.
He has taken care of academics by completing a pair of core courses and and tried to work diligently on his game – be it in AAU competition or not.
"I think my summer has gone real good," Trent said. "I have taken care of some school and have been working hard to get my upper body stronger. I've also been working out with some different people and coaches to try and refine my game."
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