His AAU coach feels he is the second coming of Marvin Williams, and a horde of schools are getting into the mix with 2008 prospect Clarence Trent, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound combo forward from Gig Harbor (Wash.) High School.
"Arizona, Washington, Louisville, Gonzaga, Washington State, Kansas, Syracuse, Illinois, USC and Florida are probably the schools that are on him the hardest, but there are a lot of others showing him interest," said Trent's AAU coach Craig Murray of the Total Package club. "Clarence is still wide open and really hasn't given his recruitment much of a thought."
Running with the Marvin Williams comparison, Trent is a face-up four man with perhaps even more athleticism than Williams, but his game is not nearly as polished as Williams' game.
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"Trent is a very competitive and explosive athlete," said Murray. "He rebounds well and finishes well. He also does a good job of defending the block. And he has a nice shot that extends out the three-point line.
"Playing with consistency is a major key for him as opposed to just having explosive bursts. Were working on getting him points without the ball being in his hands by hitting the offensive glass and moving without the ball for example."