February 5, 2010

Top 2010 hoops prospect Trey Zeigler talks CMU

Mount Pleasant (MI) guard/forward Trey Zeigler is one on the top ranked basketball recruits in the 2010 class. At 6-foot-5, Zeigler has the ability to play multiple positions and he plays with a smoothness that is hard to describe. Outside of his basketball prowess, Zeigler is also an avid fan of Central Michigan basketball as his father, Ernie, is the head coach of the Chippewas. Trey is present at just about every CMU home game and will face the tough decision of playing for his father at the next level, or taking his game to any one of the basketball powerhouses that have offered him, including Duke and Michigan State.

Right now though, Trey is content to just let his recruitment play out, even though the possibility of playing for his father is enticing.

"I would love to play for my dad," said Zeigler. "If it's the right fit, then I think it could be a really good situation."

Currently Central Michigan is 11-9, but the Chippewas have hit their stride in MAC play and are seated in first place in the MAC West. Being a regular at CMU games, Zeigler has taken to following the team.

"They're doing well right now, they're 6-2 in the MAC and they're making a nice run and are in first place."

Because his father is the head coach and Trey plays his high school ball so close to CMU's campus, he has developed a commodore with the Chippewas basketball team.

"Yeah, I know the whole team. I play pickup with them all the time, so I know the guys," added Zeigler on his familiarity with CMU's roster. "Everyone is really cool and they pretty much treat me like one of their own."

Not only is Trey familiar with the current roster, he is also familiar with some of the future Chippewas.

"I'm real cool with Derek Jackson, the point guard coming in. We talk all the time. And then I know one of the big men, he played AAU ball with me in Jevon Harden. We played on Team Detroit together, but I don't know the other two. I know they are great players though."

Despite new rumors about his recruitment popping up almost everyday, Zeigler remains undecided and has yet to narrow any of his choices down.

"I haven't narrowed it down at all, I'm going to sit down after the season and start to do that."

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