As a sophomore last year, Setty had a good season statistically. He averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds a game overall, but 20 points and 12 rebounds over the last twenty games of the season.
Setty is looking forward to this winter's campaign. Although one of Mason's top players has gone down with an MCL injury, but Setty feels the whole team will be back to full strength by the end of the season. Setty emphatically states that this "team will be good" and expects Mason Co. to contend.
As a tall wing forward, Setty described his style of play as follows:
"I have a strong I.Q. for the game. I have been playing (basketball) forever, longer than most people. I am versatile which causes a lot of mismatches. (This season) I will play all five positions. As for weaknesses, sometimes I think too much instead of just playing."
As self described "basketball junkie," Setty said most people do not work harder than him on improving their game. Setty added, "To me, the gym is my second home."
Setty said most scouts have told him his game is similar to Robbie Hummel of Purdue. His high school assistant coach likens him to NBA players Keith Van Horn (retired) and Mike Miller (Washington Wizards).
In college, Setty would like to major in history. Setty said, "I love history. I would like to be a history teacher and a coach in high school and eventually college." He is strong academically and has a 3.2 GPA.
Many schools have contacted Setty already. When asked which schools have called him (not just sent letters), Setty said, "Miami (OH), Ohio University, and Southern Illinois have offered me. I have been called by Notre Dame, Alabama, Virginia Commonwealth, Xavier, Virginia, Minnesota, Wright State, Georgia, and Akron." Setty said there are likely other schools, but he cannot keep track of them all. He also added that Akron head coach Keith Dambrot indicated he will attend Setty's first game and will offer him then.
Setty has made unofficial visits to Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio, and Alabama. Of his visit to Miami's Oxford, Ohio campus (just north of Cincinnati), Setty said, "I liked how nice they all were. The kids were very personable. The campus was real nice, a lot better than I expected. Everyone told me it would be nice, but it was better than I thought."
Setty is a looking for a school that overall has a nice campus and is easily drivable. Setty said, "I do not mind driving five hours to school, but I do not want to have to fly."
Setty is originally from Peebles, Ohio in the southern part of the state approximately an hour east from Cincinnati. In the fourth grade, his family made the short trip across the Ohio River into Kentucky and settled in nearby Maysville.
RedHawk Insider will continue to follow Treg Setty throughout the season.
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