Trey Zeigler Attracts Minnesota Offer

Trey Zeigler, a 6-foot-5 rising senior wing, received a scholarship offer from Minnesota two weeks ago. Zeigler, the son of Central Michigan head coach Ernie Zeigler, averaged 24 points and nine rebounds per game and shot 48% from three-point range. Zeigler has shined this spring as a member of the Team Detroit AAU program.

Trey Zeigler was named to the Associated Press Class A all-state team this past season as he led Mt. Pleasant to a 15-9 mark. He was named first team All-Saginaw Valley League.

Zeigler comes from a basketball family. His father, Ernie is entering his fourth year of coaching at Central Michigan. He spent five seasons as an assistant under Ben Howland at both Pittsburgh (2002-03) and UCLA (2004-06). Prior to joining Howland's staff, Zeigler had one-year stints at Kansas State (2000) and Bowling Green (2001). Zeigler was the head AAU coach for Team Detroit, which is now his son's AAU team from 1992 to 1997.

Trey Zeigler has gotten plenty of Midwest and national interest, especially after his strong spring with the Team Detroit AAU program. Keith Appling, a 6-foot-3 guard from Detroit Pershing, Ray McCallum, a point guard from Birmingham Detroit Country Day and Zeigler all made the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions All-Tournament team over Memorial Day weekend.

Zeigler has scholarship offers from schools such as Arizona State, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami (FL), Arizona State, UCLA and Minnesota.

Zeigler has talked about playing alongside AAU teammate McCallum, whose father is the head coach at Detroit. Michigan is recruiting the pair and the two visited the campus in early May.

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