Hey, whether he is in Wisconsin or New York City, he would still be a big time point guard. Strong, fast and equipped to get to the rim and finish, Hughes cracked the Top 50 after a strong effort at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam earlier this month. Understanding him as a player is much easier than following his recruitment.
This month, reports surfaced that Hughes had narrowed his list two a pair of schools: Iowa and Wisconsin. While both are high on his list, Hughes' uncle Eric Barnett says Trevon needs to get out and see what else is out there for him.
"He's only seen two schools, those two schools," Barnett said. "They've been great to him and their staffs are top notch and sincere people. My whole thing is that if they are the truth then they'll stand out in the end after he speaks to other schools."
Hughes said that Georgia, Illinois and Wake Forest showed interest and even came in to see him but were scared off for some reason. Barnett said that Gonzaga, Georgetown, Rutgers, St. John's and Maryland had even shown him some love but everybody except for Iowa and Wisconsin backed off.
"What I think is occurring is that initially all these schools were interested," Barnett said. "They were getting signals that its either Iowa or Wisconsin. I think they're trying to do that to keep people away. I'm getting the feeling that a lot of people think it's not worth the time to recruit Trevon because Iowa and Wisconsin already have him in their back pocket.
"I don't think that's the truth. Iowa and Wisconsin are great schools but a lot of schools think...it's not worth their time because they think Iowa and Wisconsin already have him."
While it might not be so incorrect to say that Hughes has a top two, it is noteworthy to understand why.
"He has a top two," says Barnett, "because that's the only thing he's been exposed to. He would like to have a top five but he's wondering why other schools aren't interested. He's not giving off the feeling that other schools are not interested in him. He's wondering why their interest is wavering."
Barnett said that Hughes isn't your typical high school kid who sees tons of college games. "He goes to a military school so he's not your average kid who sits at home and gets to see every school on TV," he said. "He doesn't know what's out there. He doesn't sit on the sofa and watch the game and see what's out there. His exposure to other schools around the country is limited. He knows Iowa and Wisconsin well because those are the schools that are around him."
There exists a perception that Hughes may be ready to end his recruitment but the guard says that's not the case right now. "I was going to try to do it by the end of my school year but my uncle told me to wait because I hadn't taken any visits and I don't really know what's out there," Hughes said.