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Motivation Monday: Five-star SG Gary Trent Jr. dishes on what fuels his grind

Gary Trent Jr. is one of the best players in the country. (Photo: adidas)

Gary Trent Jr. is one of the best players in the country. (Photo: adidas)

It’s the voice in your head that that tells you to push through past seemingly impossible fatigue on the gridiron. It’s the thought that keeps your motor running at a supreme level on the hardwood.

It’s getting your parents that new house, it’s retiring your grandmother, it’s, simply, never wanting to be picked last again.

Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable; but they’re all necessary factors in the production of elite talent.

Every Monday we’ll catch up with elite athletes on all levels and get them to dish on the single most powerful motivating factor that’s gotten them to where they are now.

Today we caught up with Prolific Prep’s (Napa, Calif.) Gary Trent Jr., a five-star shooting guard who is ranked No. 8 overall in the ESPN 100.

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The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Trying to make sure my future is straight and my family’s future is straight. I want to secure things for all of us financially. I want to make sure we’re all good and we don’t go without anything so that’s why I’ve got to work hard to make that dream come true. It’s not just me I’m playing for.”

Here are the fruits of Gary Trent’s motivation.

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