The first thing that jumps off the page about Trey McGowens on the court is his competitive demeanor. He is a bully out there, using his great length and explosion to play very aggressive defense and get downhill almost immediately, “I am very athletic and love to get downhill, to the rim.”
The 6’2” junior is a lot like Russell Westbrook with his aggressiveness, however he says his favorite player is John Wall (and we can see those similarities too), “I love watching John Wall, he is so fast with the ball and he loves to win.” In fact, the more the think about it, the more we understand why McGowens identifies best with Wall.
It is not Walls play style, however it is his demeanor, what he stands for. We have seen a lot of McGowens over the past few years. We have seen him with his high school team, at our AAU events, and at our exposure camps. After watching him with his high school team earlier this year our National Analyst Telante Webber wrote, “I’ve always heard great things about Trey, but had to come see for myself. He didn’t disappoint starting off the game with a fast break dunk, followed by a 3 pointer off of a steal. He plays very aggressive defense rather it’s on the ball or shooting a passing lane to get a steal. McGowens can run the team as well. Trey can shoot the ball from anywhere and finish through contact with ease. He finished the game with well over 30 points.”
McGowens has great explosion and length in his game. A trait with which he utilizes on both ends of the floor. McGowens is a former standout on the defensive side of the football, and that shows in his basketball game. After his showing at our Phenom’s Summer Havoc Live our National Analyst Jamie Shaw wrote, “What a difference a year makes. McGowens has grown an inch, gotten stronger, and now carries a vertical over 40”. In fact, during this game, McGowens had to come out for a second because he hit his head on the backboard dunking (yes, he’s like that). McGowens has a toughness about himself on defense and the ability to make shots and create on offense. Expect his offers to continue to pour in.”
It is clear McGowens excels on the basketball court. However, he is also a member of the National Honors Society and one of the top students in his class. McGowens carries a 4.0 core GPA, a high academic student-athlete.
Currently, McGowens carries offers from Florida Gulf Coast, Wofford, Furman, Appalachian State, NC A&T, SC State, Mercer, Southern Utah, USC State and Western Carolina. A great list of schools, however they are a level or two lower than his ability. He says he will play this summer with Team United on the EYBL Circuit. He has the likes of Kansas State, Wyoming and Clemson talking with him, and this level seems more appropriate.