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Friday / July 19.
  • Top-15 junior Trey McKenney talks Rutgers visit, USA Basketball

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    By CHARLIE PARENT

    Class of 2025 five-star Trey McKenney had a busy October, highlighted by a visit to Rutgers and USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp.

    The 6-foot-5 wing out of St. Mary’s (MI.) and The Family Basketball AAU saw Rutgers two weekends ago.

    “It was cool, the coaches paid me a lot of attention,” McKenney told ZAGSBLOG in an interview. “I really liked it down there, they showed me I was a priority.”

    Rutgers has no commits in their class of 2025 but are involved with McKenney’s five-star AAU teammate Darius Acuff, as well as five-star Meleek Thomas and four-stars Tyler Jackson, Nigel James Jr., Darius Adams and Niko Bundalo, among several others.

    McKenney played for the USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp a weekend before his Rutgers visit.

    “It was just a blessing to go to USA,” he said. “That’s been one of my dreams. since I was a little kid. So, being able to compete with the best players in the country, that’s the main thing for me.”

    “The whole environment the intensity, the workouts and practices really helped me and I saw things from a different perspective.” he concluded.

    While McKenney has only seen Rutgers, he is in “constant communication” with in-state programs Michigan and Michigan State and Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Miami. Georgetown, Arizona State, Arkansas, Illinois and Kansas, among several others, have also offered.

    “I’m a three-level scorer who can defend and compete at the highest level,” he said.

    His coach Arnette Jordan mentioned McKenney’s versatility as a key to his skillset.

    “Trey is as a person who can play multiple positions,” Jordan said. “Anytime you have a guy that can play multiple positions, it is going to be your team overall.”

    “One of the things I love about Trey is he’s very unselfish and he plays both sides of the ball,” Jordan continued. “He’s going to be a guy who makes tough shots and helps guys get open as well.”

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