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Five star shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. cuts list to five

Gary Trent Jr (adidas)
Gary Trent Jr (adidas)

One of the premier scorers in the 2017 class nationally, 6′-5″ guard Gary Trent Jr., has five elite college basketball programs among his lists of finalists.

The son of former NBA player Gary Trent, Trent Jr. has trimmed his list to a veritable who’s who of programs in Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and UCLA.

A native of Minnesota, Trent Jr. recently announced a transfer to Findlay Prep (NV) to finish out high school. He was previously at Apple Valley (MN), the program that produced Tyus Jones. It should be noted that the last player to transfer from Minnesota to Findlay Prep, Rashad Vaughn, made the most of the move and his one season at UNLV.

Trent Jr. is arguably the top shooting guard nationally (and a top 10 player overall) and a potential one-and-done candidate, depending on how he develops at Findlay Prep this year, and his first year of college basketball.

In addition to his exploits in the United States, Trent Jr. was a key member of the 2015 U16 FIBA Americas and 2016 U17 FIBA World gold medal winning USA Basketball teams.

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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