Baskin Has Next At Trinity Catholic

Tevin Baskin has a lot to live up to. The talented wing is next in line in a storied program that currently has players at Duke and Connecticut.

The Stamford (Conn.) Trinity Catholic program has had some talented prospects over the years. Most recently Craig Austrie and David McClure have gone on to play at high major programs and junior Tevin Baskin is next.

"There's a lot of talk about my name being one to go along with some of the greats, but honestly I don t' feel like I've earned that until I have a championship," Baskin said. "That's something they all have."

A championship is definitely reachable for the 6-foot-6, 190-pounder. Trinity Catholic is ranked No. 3 in the state and has a record of 13-2.

"As of right now we are a little bit banged up, but we've been alright," Baskin said. "If we play the basketball that I know we are capable of playing then we should be fine."

Recently Baskin went over 1,000 points for his career and became just the ninth player in school history to do so.

"Actually it feels good knowing that I was only the third junior to do it in the history of the school," he said. I'm kind of glad that I got it out of the way so I can focus on the rest of the season because there was a lot of talk about it as I was getting closer and closer.

Lately college coaches have been a constant at Trinity Catholic games. During one game last week Xavier, Rutgers and UMass showed up to evaluate the three-star prospect.

"The recruiting process gets real crazy," Baskin said. "My last game I think I had three colleges come down and watch. Clemson was supposed to come down to my next game, but their flight got cancelled. There are a lot of schools scheduled to come up in the next couple of weeks."

"Just recently I've spoken to Arizona and Louisville," he said. "I got some emails from Pittsburgh, St. John's, Auburn and Clemson. I know Clemson really wants to come down and see me play."

Baskin said he currently has "four or five" scholarship offers. His first one came from UMass over the summer. Rutgers is also among the schools that have offered, as they were one of the first schools to see him play.

"I'm just going to play it out," Baskin said. "I'm still wide open at this point. I still have a lot of basketball to play. I still have this whole summer and my high school season next year. There's a lot of basketball left and I'm just going to play it out and see what other things come.

This summer Baskin will run with the New York Gauchos on the Nike circuit.

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