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Five-star sophomore Trey McKenney updates his recruitment

November 18, 2022

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.

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, and now a lot of B10 schools have entered the fro.

Plenty of programs have been trying to enter the sweepstakes, and the list just continues to grow. He’s completed visits to Indiana, Michigan, and Michigan State, to name a few. 

We discussed his recruitment and he gave the latest.

Which schools are heavily involved?

“Right now TCU, Michigan, Oregon, Michigan State, Tennessee, and Indiana.”

Have any new schools inquired?

“Cincinnati, Xavier, Tennessee, Seton Hall, Arkansas, and UCLA.”

Break down Michigan State and your thoughts on them.

“Michigan State is a great school and it's a winning school. They have done great things with their program and over the last few months I’ve built a good relationship with the staff.”


“Indiana was crazy when I went there. It’s like a strict basketball state and you can tell the fans care about the program a lot. There’s just a lot of energy in the staff and I have built a good relationship with them.”

A newer school, Cincinnati?

“They want to build a relationship with me and get to know me. They really like my game and want to get me on campus.”

Any visits?

“I don’t have any planned for right now because the season is about to start.”

Breakdown your game.

“I feel like I’m a three-level scorer who can play both guard positions. I also feel like I’m an underrated passer.”

Sophomore year goals?

“For my sophomore year. I want to win a state championship. I feel like last year we fell short of that and I want to be first-team all-state.”

How do you feel about the professional route?

“For the pro route, I feel like if I’m blessed enough to have options like that I’ll look at it, but for right now I’m looking at my college options.”

Footage Courtesy of Quad Visual.

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