DRAFT TRADE: Traded to Portland Trail Blazers
About Gary Trent Jr.
Gary Trent is a confident jump shooter with the potential to provide valuable floor spacing at the NBA just as he did at Duke. A consensus top-20 recruit in the high school class of 2017, Trent earned a spot at the McDonald’s All-American game before heading to Durham to play alongside Marvin Bagley, Trevon Duval, and Wendell Carter. Making his mark as a set shooter, Trent averaged 14.5 points per game while shooting 40% from beyond the arc to finish the season as the Blue Devils’ third leading scorer.
Father, Gary Trent Sr., was a bruising big man who earned MAC Player off the Year honors in all three of his seasons at Ohio before being selected 11th overall in the 1995 NBA Draft and playing in the NBA for almost a decade.
- Possesses good size for a shooting guard. Measured 6’5.75 in shoes with a 6’8.75 wingspan at the NBA Draft Combine. More strong than explosive as an athlete, but runs the floor well and can play above the rim with a head of steam and room to elevate.
- Stepped into a role as Duke’s top spot up threat early in the year and made valuable contributions with his ability to make shots in bunches from beyond the arc. Shot the ball particularly well from beyond the arc in transition and showed potential as a shot maker on the move.
- Held his own defending on the ball for stretches when dialed in and has solid tools with good length and strength for his position. Very early in his development as a defender away from the ball.
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Ranked 15th among guards