Zeigler Knows The Score

Rising senior Trey Zeigler is about as educated a recruit as there is in America. His father was a high level assistant and current mid-major head coach. So, how do colleges recruit a guy who knows the questions in advance?

Imagine calling Trey Zeigler for the first time. The son of a college coach – his dad is in command at Central Michigan – has seen and heard it all. He's been around the recruiting game his entire life. At this point, all you can do is shoot him straight.

"I think the understanding of the whole process (is an advantage)," Zeigler said. "I have a dad who fills me in on all that stuff. Just having him is an advantage. When coaches first started calling, I didn't understand the differences. I talked to him and it's easy to tell when a coach is (not being honest)."

Zeigler, a 6-foot-4 versatile wing, averaged 9.6 points last week at the NBA Camp. He played on the team that ran through the tournament undefeated. Zeigler, a Mount Pleasant (Mich.) High standout, demonstrated the ability to run the point, play off the ball and guard different positions. The buzzword with him is most definitely versatility.

"All the coaches that I've talked to think I'm very versatile. They think I'll be able to play all three guard positions in college and I'm looking forward to doing that."

Zeigler's plan is to take in the recruiting process during July and trim a list from "12-13" to five in order to gear up for fall visits. Michigan State, Michigan, Arizona State, Arizona and UCLA are the schools that have told him he's their guy and they need him. Miami, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and LSU are also in the mix.

Last week, Zeigler connected with a ton of pros, met the former Mount Pleasant hall of fame coach Denny Kuiper and took advantage of the early morning workouts NBA Camp offered.

"From the Breakfast Club to talking to some of these pros, being around these NBA guys, it's been a blessing."


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