Five-star shooting guard Gary Trent, Jr. has wrapped up his recruiting and is considering committing during the early signing period as soon as next week.
One of Duke Basketball’s top 2017 recruiting targets recently announced his top three list of schools and also announced he may be ready to make his decision as early as next week. Five-star shooting guard Gary Trent, Jr. is considering committing to the Blue Devils as well as Michigan State and UCLA.
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Gary Trent, Jr. is a very talented California shooting guard who’s an excellent offensive prospect. He’s a scorer who can score in a variety of ways with three-pointers, mid-range, and getting to the basket. Trent has also been linked to the Blue Devils for a while and has considered teaming up with the top center Wendell Carter in a package deal. Trent and Carter were both in attendance at Countdown to Craziness event to kick off the 2016-17 season.
Duke currently has one player committed to the 2017 class, with 4-star shooting guard Alex O’Connell verbally committing in August. Trent wrote blog posts about all the schools he visited, and had great things to say about Duke:
"“I went with one of my best friends Wendell Carter, who’s like a brother to me. Of course everyone knows that we want to play together so we scheduled the visit so we could see it together.“We went to Countdown to Craziness and that was just crazy! You hear about the Cameron Crazies, but it definitely surpassed what I thought. Those guys really are in awe of their basketball team. I loved it.“I went and sat with them and everything.“I saw their practices and sat in on actual classes and everything like that.“It’s a beautiful campus.“Jayson Tatum was our host and he did a great job showing us what the school had to offer, and Coach K talked to me about what he could offer me and how I could fit in there and how playing at Duke could have a great impact on my life.I think both of us loved the visit!”"
Times for recruitment vary widely among the top college basketball recruits. Freshman center Marques Bolden waited until pretty much the last possible moment to commit to the Blue Devils, while Jayson Tatum committed early in the July before his senior year of high school. Stay tuned to Ball Durham for updates on Trent’s decision and hopefully he will announce he will Blue Devil next week!