The Gary Trent Jr. Blog: Drake's greatness, EYBL dominance, USA Basketball and more

The Gary Trent Jr. Blog: Drake's greatness, EYBL dominance, USA Basketball and more

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The Gary Trent Jr. Blog: Drake's greatness, EYBL dominance, USA Basketball and more


Gary Trent Jr. is one of the most dominant players on the prestigious Nike EYBL and is No. 2 in the league in scoring averaging 23.8 points a game. He was equally dominant this past season at Apple Valley (Apple Valley, Minn.) as a junior. That kind of production has a who’s who of college basketball heavyweights like Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Kansas, Michigan State, and many others, all giving intense chase. Trent, a five-star shooting guard in the ESPN 60, has agreed to give USA TODAY HSS exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a monthly blog.

Gary Trent Jr.

What’s going on world! I’m back with another Trent’s Truth blog to update you guys on everything going on with me.

We just finished up another EYBL in Hampton and my team and I went 4-0!

We won some very tough games and remained number one in the league. I had a great game in our second game, dropping 46 points and nine rebounds due to my coach drawing up great plays and teammates finding me.

We’re playing great basketball, but we’ve just gotta keep it up. We want to be undefeated; that’s the motivation after missing the Peach Jam last year so we’re working hard to get it done.

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My teammates Brad Davison and Tre Jones are really stepping it up.

Brad has the highest offensive efficiency rating in the league and he’s one of the best shooters in the league. Tre is running the show for us and he’s getting better and better every game. He’s the one that makes the offense run smooth and that’s a big reason we’re winning.

Last year I didn’t really know what I was getting myself in to, but with a year under my belt I know the ropes and I know the players we’re playing against. I’m just a lot more comfortable and we’re winning.

All of the college coaches tell me they’re loving the way that I’m playing right now so that’s good to hear. It makes me want to just keep working harder though.

I think I hear the most from UCLA, Duke and Michigan State. I’m in constant contact with them.

I’m gonna get my last EYBL session out of the way and then I’ll start thinking about getting some visits in. After the season I’ll probably look at cutting my list down.

Of course my man Wendell (Carter) was down in VA and, yes, our package deal is still a go. It’s still 100 percent. We hung out during the Adidas event The Path in Santa Barbara a few weeks ago. We were roommates so it was cool to just hang out and talk about everything.

We did beat his team already, but I will have to say that he wasn’t there. Hopefully we can meet up again!

Of course y’all knew that I was gonna have to talk about Views From the 6!

Let me just say that Drake is the greatest. I mean, you just can’t get better than him.

It would be disrespectful of me to say that this was his best work because everything he puts out is great. It definitely falls right in line with all the great albums he’s put out though. I don’t even have a favorite track; they’re all my favorite!

It’s definitely the Album of the Year.

We get out of school on June 10 and right after that USA Basketball tryouts start. I cannot wait for that! Last year it was a blast! I got better as a player and a person. I can’t wait to get out to Colorado Springs and tryout for the team. Hopefully I’ll make it and I’ll get a chance to win another gold medal in Spain. That feeling of winning the gold medal last year was something I can’t even describe!

OK people, once again, this is Trent’s Truth and I appreciate you guys’ support.

I’ll be back soon with another update!

Oh and Kevin Knox please stop hiding and running from me and play me in 2k!

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