One of the premier scorers in the class of 2017 is Gary Trent. Playing in the EYBL, Trent has put up huge numbers averaging 23.2 points per game while leading Howard Pulley to an undefeated 11-0 mark.
With his strong play the elite recruiting interest has continued for Trent. Schools such as Arizona, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, Michigan State, Minnesota, and UCLA have all been out to see Trent and continue to recruit him hard.
“The coaches who have been to the games are UCLA, Duke, Kentucky, just everybody who has recruited me,” said Trent.
A school that Trent has been consistently linked to is Duke. The Blue Devils have seemingly made him a priority in the class, and Trent continues to build a strong relationship with Mike Krzyzewski and his staff.
“When they talk to me they talk about how they can make me a better player as well as a better person,” said Trent of Duke. “When the time comes down to it, it means a lot to know they are looking out for me as a player and a person.”
Another school that has been linked to Trent is UCLA. He has already made an unofficial visit to the UCLA campus, and he liked what he saw in Westwood.
“I took an unofficial out there and it was great,” said Trent of UCLA. “The campus was beautiful, the weather was beautiful, and the facilities were great. Everything there was top of the line so it was great.”
Born in Ohio with a lot of family in the Buckeye State, Ohio State has long been in the mix with Trent. However his lead recruiter, and father’s teammate at Ohio University, Jeff Boals, recently left to be the head coach at Stony Brook, and Trent admits that has had an impact on him.
“It kind of had an impact on me,” said Trent of Boals leaving. “He was the top recruiter for me. I have known him since I was six, so I guess things are kind of up in the air now.”
While Trent continues to add offers and gauge interest from schools, he says that he and his father are in no hurry to rush or end the recruiting process.
“Right now we are just focused on the EYBL, and AAU,” noted Trent. “We will probably knock the list down after the end of the final session.”