By Bill Wheeler
Gary is a 6’6″ 209 lb. Guard from Columbus, Ohio via Prolific Prep in California. He will wear #2 at Duke. He was ranked the #1 Shooting Guard and #7 player over in the 2017 class by ESPN. He was ranked #17 overall by Rivals and the #3 Shooting Guard and #20 overall player by Scout.
Gary played USA Basketball, accomplishing the following:
- 2015 FIBA Americas U-16 Championship – Gold Medal, averaging 12.7 PPG & 3.9 RPG
- 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship – Gold Medal, averaging 16.8 PPG & 2.8 RPG
- Most Valuable Player, 2016 FIBA U-17 Team …
- Recognized as Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year, and USA Today Minnesota Player of the Year as a Junior …
Gary stated at his official commitment announcement that said everything about Duke is top of the line and that “Coach K wants me to come in as who I am and with my ego.”
He is a prolific shooter with a tendency to favor driving to his right before shooting. Sometimes he fakes a step into his defender before going up for a shot. Gary is expected to fill a void of scoring left by Jason Tatum. He may play in a 3 Guard Line Up with Grayson Allen and Trevon Duval. The question is how well he can defend bigger players if he is at the #3 spot.
Gary is the son of retired NBA Journeyman Gary Trent, Sr., who had his jersey retired at Ohio University, and was drafted 11th in the 1995 NBA Draft. He played 9 seasons for various teams, then in Europe. Gary sez he is thankful for the impact his father has had on his life.
Gary has 3 brothers, Garyson, Grayson and Graydon.
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