6-3 PG Trey McGowens, the former Wren standout who is now at Hargrave Prep, VA not only is thinking about his college choice these days, he’s also trying to figure out if he wants to stay in the 2019 class or move things up and sign next month with the 2018 class. And McGowens said he has to figure out if his game, as a point guard, is ready for the next level.
“Right now I’m ’19 (class) but thing could chance in a month or two,” McGowens explained. “The academic side is good. I’m just trying to determine if I’m ready to take that step as a point guard. I feel like I can make an impact on the court already but there are things I’m trying to work on like my reads, my mid-range game, stuff like that.”
McGowens will be going home to Pendleton for spring break next week and he’ll be joining his AAU team in Georgia, so that could lead to a drop in at Georgia Tech. And, with Clemson so near his home, he could make it there as well.
“I’ve been texting with Coach (Steve) Smith (of Clemson),” he said. “They want me. They like me. They said they will take me whenever. They like my athleticism, and it’s the hometown deal. The fans would root for me.”
SMU was by Hargrave on Wednesday to check in on McGowens. He said Baylor, Providence, SMU, St. John’s and Oklahoma State also have been showing him a lot of interest. He recently visited St. John’s.
McGowens said he doesn’t have favorites at this point and would likely decide on when he will sign after his second session of AAU ball this spring.
“I want to see how ready I am,” he said. If he decides to sign early, he will quickly set up some official visits and go from there.