CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Five-star class of 2019 forward Trendon Watford likes to say he basically grew up at Indiana.
Now he’ll get a visit as a recruiting prospect.
The 6-foot-7 forward from Mountain Brook High School in Alabama and brother of former IU forward Christian Watford plans to make an unofficial visit to Indiana in August, his father tells Peegs.com.
Trendon Watford is ranked the No. 12 prospect in the nation in the 2019 class by Scout.com.
The younger Watford spent countless days on campus at IU when the Watford family visited to see Christian during a four-year career at IU that included being ranked No. 1 in the nation as a senior in the 2012-13 season.
Trendon Watford received a scholarship offer from new IU coach Archie Miller on May 18.
“I’m pumped,” Trendon Watford told Peegs.com after receiving the scholarship offer. “I’ve been waiting on it. That’s like my second home. That’s where I grew up. I was up there every weekend when I was little.”
During the opening day of the 2017 NBPA Top 100 camp here, Watford, even though he’s a year younger than most of the players, was the seventh-leading scorer at 13.5 points per game.
In his opening game, he had 20 points, shot 8-for-10 from the field, including 2-for-2 from the arc, and had four rebounds.
In his second game, he had seven points and seven rebounds, shooting 3-for-4 from the floor, including 1-for-1 from the arc.
(Note: NBPA Top 100 camp games are 48 minutes, running clock, with five-man rotations changing every six minutes.)