Releford Raises Stock At Jayhawk Invitational

The search was on for a few more high major point guards this spring, and this past weekend Trevor Releford emerged as a guy that can fill that role.

Out of all the prospects that participated in the Jayhawk Invitational this past weekend, there wasn't one that raised his stock more than Shawnee Mission (Kans.) Bishop Miege standout Trevor Releford.

Releford led KC Pump N' Run to the championship game and dismantled every defender put in front of him. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound floor general used his exceptional quickness to get out in transition and constantly made plays for his teammates.

Despite losing to Harrison Barnes and the All-Iowa Attack in the title game, Releford, with his older brother Travis, a freshman at Kansas, looking on, made play after play for the Kansas City squad.

"I feel like I'm out of his shadow," the younger Releford told "I feel like I've showed everybody that I can do it without him."

Indeed he is. This past year Releford, who grew more than three inches this past year, went for just under 19 points and six assists per game, while leading Bishop Miege to a 23-2 record.

"My high school season went well," Releford said. "We only lost like two games. We made it to the state championship and lost. We had a good season though.

"I think I had a good season," he added. "I've become a better scorer and I helped out with other stuff like being a leader."

While his brother Travis, was a 6-foot-5 wing, Trevor is a true lead guard, and a pretty good one. He said he thrives in an uptempo setting.

"I really like to push it a lot and just get everybody involved and I'll score when I need to," he said. "I like to pass it and get assists and I'll just let the scoring come to me. I don't like to force it."

Shortly after the high school season Releford's recruitment began to pick up. He's had Nebraska and Missouri show him attention, and more recently Alabama, Texas A&M, Washington and Oklahoma have gotten heavily involved.

Releford, who said he was still "wide open," took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma this past week. Despite not getting to see Sooner head coach Jeff Capel, Releford said the trip was a success.

"It went good," Releford said. "I liked it. It was nice up there. Coach Capel wasn't there because he was out of town with family, but I hung out with coach [Ben] Betts and then they took me on a tour and I saw the guys work out."

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