Trent keeps reeling in offers

Big offers keep coming in for five-star prospect Gary Trent Jr.

Five-star wing Gary Trent has been one of the top players in his class for a while. Trent has had a tremendous spring and summer with USA Basketball and Howard Pulley in the EYBL, and now the big time scorer continues to add offers.

“The summer has been going great,” said Trent. “I have been at a lot of events and I have enjoyed them all, and it is a great opportunity to showcase my game.”

He continued, “I have been working on everything. I am just trying to be an all-around player. I know I get labeled as a scorer, so I am just trying to show I can do everything on the court.”

Recruiting wise schools such as Alabama, Minnesota, Ohio State, Kansas, and Michigan State have long since offered Trent, and most recently Kentucky and Duke joined the mix as well.

Kentucky offered Trent on Friday during the Nike Global Challenge.

About the UK offer, Trent said, “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 has had success recruiting Apple Valley High School and Howard Pulley in the past with Tyus Jones, and now again they are trying to do it with Trent.

“Everything about them is great,” said Trent of Duke. “Tyus has been in my ear about Duke here and there, so it is great to hear from them and have that option.”

Maybe the school Trent is most familiar with is Ohio State. He lived in Columbus before moving to Minneapolis, and has a lot of ties to the school, including his assistant coach Jeff Boals being a teammate with Trent’s father at Ohio University.

“I know everything about them,” said Trent of the Buckeyes. “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.”

At this point Trent is just beginning to look at the schools and says he plans to make some visits in the fall, however at this point he is not sure what schools he will see.

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