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Gary Trent Jr.

As of April 11, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Started and scored nine points to go with three assists in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit.
  • Named to 2017 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Started all seven games for the 2016 USA Men’s U17 World Championship team and was second in scoring, averaging 12.7 ppg., 3.9 rpg. and 2.3 spg.; scored a game-high 17 points in the gold medal game against Turkey.
  • Started all five games for the 2015 USA U16 National Team that captured the gold medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina; averaged a team-high 16.8 ppg. to go with 2.8 rpg., 1.6 apg. and 1.6 spg., while shooting 50.8 percent from the field (32-63 FGs) and 37.1 percent from 3-point range (13-35 3pt FGs).
  • Matched a USA U16 single-game record with seven made 3-pointers against the Dominican Republic in the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Participated in the 2016 and 2015 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.

College Notes

  • Signed National Letter of Intent to attend and play for Duke University on Nov. 10, 2016.

High School Honors

  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American.
  • 2017 Naismith High School All-America third team.
  • 2016 Gatorade Minnesota Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
  • 2016 USA Today All-Minnesota first team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps All-American fifth team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps Junior All-American first team.
  • 2016 Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro first team.
  • 2015 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America honorable mention.
  • 2015 All-State first team.
  • 2015 Apple Valley MVP.

High School Notes

  • Ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2017 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings. 
  • Attends Prolific Prep (Calif.), where he led the Crew to a 29-3 record in 2016-17 and a birth in the Grind Session National Championship game; named Co-MVP of Grind Session after scoring 22 points in title game.
  • A four-year varsity athlete at Apple Valley High School (Minn.), after playing varsity in eighth grade.
  • Averaged 26.4 ppg., 5.8 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 1.8 spg. as a junior, helping lead Apple Valley to a 29-2 record and the Minnesota Class 4A semifinals.
  • Averaged 21.5 ppg. as a sophomore in 2014-15 in leading his team to a 30-2 record, the Minnesota 4A state title, and the section and South Suburban Conference championships.
  • Competes in the summer for Howard Pulley (Minn.) in the EYBL.
  • Named to All-EYBL first team in 2016, averaging 22.2 ppg., 6.2 rpg. and 2.2 apg.
  • Scored a season-high 46 points and added nine rebounds against Southern Stampede on May 14, 2016. 

Personal Notes

  • Son of Natalia Trent, Roxanne Holt and Gary Trent; has three brothers: Garyson, Grayson and Graydon.
  • Father played on the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival North Team that finished with a 4-0 record and captured the gold medal. He also played baskeball at Ohio, nine years in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves; and also competed in Greece and Italy.
  • Plays alongside 2015-16 USA Junior National Team member Tre Jones, at Apple Valley High School.
  • Has volunteered locally for Feed My Starving Children.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 5.
  • Favorite USA National Team athletes: Kevin Durant, James Harden and LeBron James.
  • Favorite superhero: Wolverine.
  • Favorite non-sports website: YouTube.
  • Favorite sports website: ESPN.com.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: pasta.
  • Favorite app: Snapchat.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite classes: history and speech.
  • Favorite basketball players of all time: Kevin Durant, James Harden and LeBron James.
  • Favorite basketball team: he does not have a favorite; he simply enjoys watching good games.
  • Best player ever faced: LeBron James.
  • Wears No. 2 because: he is the second Gary Trent.
  • Shoe size: 15.
  • Twitter: @THAT_KID_GARY.
  • Instagram: @that_kid_gary.



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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2015 U16
5/5 32- 63
.508 13- 35
.371 7- 11
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