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Basketball Recruiting

Five-star sophomore Trey McKenney updates his recruitment

January 31, 2023

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. 

As a freshman, 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 has been even more significant with the departure of the seniors at OLSM.

McKenney is fresh off of a 37-point win last week and has proven to be a big-time sophomore for his squad as we all expected. His recruitment saw Stanford and Miami enter the fro as they both extended McKenney a scholarship offer last week.

I discussed McKenney’s recruitment with the man himself, here’s what he had to say to

Which schools are heavily involved?

“Stanford, Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, and TCU.”

Any new schools?

“Stanford and Miami.”

What are your thoughts on Michigan and Juwan Howard?

“I really like the program and he’s done a good job with his team preparing them for the postseason, so that’s something to look for.”

And how do you see a fit in their system?

“I feel like I could fit because it’s a pretty open offense and I know how to play with other good players, and also move without the ball.”

Michigan State, and your thoughts on their guard play?

“Their guard play has been a bunch of pretty crafty guys like me, so just seeing that is pretty good.”

Indiana, your thoughts on them?

“It’s more of a pro-style type of system and the coaches have built a very good relationship with me.”

How about one of your new offers, Miami?

“Miami is a great school. They play in a tough conference and you play against pro prospects every game so you don’t get a break.”

What are your plans as far as visits?

“I haven’t really planned any visits because I’m in season and that’s my main focus right now. I’ll get to that when the season is done.”

How has your game evolved this season?

“My game has evolved in a very good way. This season I’ve been having to break down the game more because I’ve been face-guarded and double-teamed most of the time, so just basically I feel like I’ve evolved in just breaking down the defense.”

And how would you break down your game in general?

“A three-level scorer who can rebound very well and also get my teammates involved.”

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