Five-star guard Gary Trent Jr, whose father spent 11 seasons in the NBA, committed to Duke on Thursday.
“The reason I chose Duke University is the track record behind coach K, the brand behind K and that Duke basketball is top of the line,” Trent told Scout’s Evan Daniels. “The way they run their whole program and how they run it today, is among the best, if not the best.”
Trent is ranked the No. 8 player and the second best shooting guard in the country, according to ESPN. He picked the Blue Devils over UCLA and Michigan State. Trent is known for being able to score the ball from all three levels of the court.
He averaged 22.2 points per game for Howard Pulley in the 2016 NIKE EYBL. Trent also led Team USA U17 team in scoring during the FIBA Americas with 17 points per contest.
The 6-foot-5 recruit is currently playing for Prolific Prep (CA), the same school Kansas Josh Jackson was with last season.
Duke hope Trent’s commitment can lead to players like Wendell Carter and Kevin Knox wanting to become a Blue Devil.