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Trey McKenney is an early priority in the 2025 class, talks recruitment

July 14, 2022
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It’s very early, but, it’s really obvious that Trey McKenney is amongst the elite prospects in the 2025 class. 

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard is labeled as either a one or a two and has had early success which started early during his freshman campaign. He landed two Big Ten offers, from Illinois and Michigan respectively, and things just took off from there. 

Being the younger guy on a team full of upperclassmen, McKenny was able to carve out his own role and asserted himself as a talented two-way guard who can score on all three levels, facilitate at will, and he’s fully capable of locking down on the defensive end.

He averaged 17 points, seven boards, and three assists in his first high school season. On top of that, a team full of seniors nonetheless. With that being said, McKenney’s role as a sophomore will be even more significant with the departure of the seniors at OLSM.

McKenney is on pace to become a Top-10 prospect and his success during this AAU season has been a reflection of that. He’s currently averaging an astounding 27 points per game for Nike Meanstreets and seven boards, along with two assists.

His numbers and skillset are drawing attention from the likings of an influx of high-majors. As we said earlier, two Big Ten schools were involved at the start of last December, now a lot of B10 schools have entered the fro.

We discussed that very recruitment, and teaser: a blue blood program is now inquiring in McKenney. He discussed it with Stockrisers.com.


Which schools have offered you and gotten involved early?

“The most involved schools that have offered me are Michigan State, Kansas State, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio State.”

New schools?

“My new interests are Marquette, Kentucky, and Cincinnati.”

How’s your relationship with Michigan State’s staff and your thoughts on them?

“I like Michigan State. There’s a lot of history with my city where I’m from and the school. Coach Izzo and Coach Kelley are always checking on me so I really like it.”

How about Indiana?

“Coach Woodson and Coach Walsh check on me a lot too. Indiana has a lot of history and they feel that I can be a part of that soon.”

And Michigan, what’s being recruited by them been like?

“Coach Howard supports me a lot and is always at my games so I like it there. They always check on me, I like that school a lot.”

Kentucky’s new interest, discuss that?

“Coach Chin was in contact with my dad a couple of days before session four and they came to my game. It’s really cool because it’s Kentucky, blue blood, and a winning school.”

Give me the best breakdown of your game, if you were a scout, how would you classify your game?

“I feel like I’m a three-level scorer that can break down defenses and get my teammates involved as well, and bring intensity on the other end.”

Who do you emulate your game after?

“Not anyone specifically, but, I take parts of players' games’ like Paul George, Lebron, and Joe Johnson.”

Do you have any plans to visit anywhere once the schedule eases up?

“Yeah, I plan to go to Ohio State in August and visit them [again] and I plan to go to Indiana in the fall around like November.”

You’ve been to Ohio State for a camp, right? Describe that experience?

“It was fun because every game we played against good schools and most of the coaching staff was at most of my games.”

Lastly, what are your sophomore year goals?

“I want to win a state championship, but as far as a personal goal I want to be the Gatorade Player of the year in Michigan.”

 
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