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5-star Trentyn Flowers talks schools involved

Joe Tipton10/08/22
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After receiving 40+ scholarship offers, five-star Trentyn Flowers will narrow his list of schools down to 13 on October 13th. The 6-foot-8 wing of Lincolnton (N.C.) Combine Academy might only be a junior, but has been taking the recruitment process seriously. After AAU season concluded this summer, Flowers took unofficial trips to Gerogetown, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Maryland, and Oklahoma. Last week, he tripped just a couple hours down the road for an unofficial visit to North Carolina.

Flowers has scheduled four official visits: Oklahoma (Oct. 14), Louisville (Oct. 22), Georgia State (Oct. 28), and Creighton (Nov. 5). Memphis was scheduled to host him this weekend for an official visit, but they trip will be rescheduled to an unofficial.

The No. 8 overall prospect in the On3 2024 class recently discussed a handful of the schools involved in his recruitment.

Flowers on Georgia State: “Coach Jonas Hayes and I have a great relationship”

“Coach Jonas Hayes and I have a great relationship,” Flower said. “He calls me every day and we chop it up. Coach Hayes was the first person to offer me when he was at Xavier and then he accepted the head coaching job Georgia State after winning the NIT championship. It was just huge for him. I’ve always heard good things about him as a coach. So then when he went to Georgia State, it was really a no brainer. He’s just a great coach and he believes in my potential.”

Flowers on Louisville: “Coach KP and coach Nolan have been super consistent with me”

“Coach KP (Kenny Payne) and Coach Nolan (Smith) have been super consistent with me,” Flowers said. “Even before I had the offer and we really started talking, they were at all my games. They watched me play a whole lot this summer. They just believe in my talent. It’s a great place and a great school. I took a unofficial there last year and I loved it. So with the new staff, it’s going to be nice this year.”

Memphis: “Coach (Penny) Hardaway has really been hands on with my recruitment. He said I remind him of his younger himself”

“Coach (Penny) Hardaway has really been hands on with my recruitment,” Trentyn Flowers said. “He said I remind him of his younger himself. So me being a big guard, being able to play the one through three, and, you know, with him bringing up the ball at his size, you know, that’s something I can potentially be doing at Memphis. So I love everything that he’s talking about and saying, and me and him have built a good relationship so far, for sure.”

North Carolina: “Coach Hubert (Davis) is just a great person”

“Coach Hubert (Davis) is just a great person,” Flowers said. “I’ve also talked to Coach (Jeff) Lebo and Coach (Sean) May. They’ve all been super consistent with me, watched me play throughout the whole summer too. Coach really believes in my talent as a player. It’s North Carolina, you know, they’ve had great wings. Obviously Michael Jordan went there, the greatest player of all time. It’s just a blessing to be able to be looked at and considered by a school like that.”

Oregon: “That’s where Nike was founded”

“Oregon offered me right after my boy Kwame (Evans Jr.) committed,” said Flowers. “Coach (Chuck) Martin and coach (Dana) Altman were in here one of the first days of the live period. They came in here and told me that they wanted me. They said they love my game and that they’re just super excited to start getting fully hands-on with my recruiting. Oregon is the biggest Nike school. That’s where Nike was founded and they have great things going on up there.”

Creighton: “Coach McDermott and coach Jalen call me every day”

“Coach (Greg) McDermott and coach Jalen (Courtney-Williams) call me every day, check in with me, ask me how practice is going,” Flowers said. “I love the way they play. I feel like it’s very much an NBA play style. They play very fast and they share the ball which is my game. They have the blueprint over there. So I love what they have going on.”

Duke: “I think they’re trying to just feel me out”

“I think they’re trying to just feel me out,” Trentyn Flowers said. “They’ve watched me play a whole lot; all summer and at Huntington Prep last year. It’s the brotherhood, it’s Duke over there. It’s a great program. Guys like Jayson Tatum, Grant Hill, Kyrie Irving, Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett; they’ve had a lot of great players come out of there in my type of mold.”

What is Trentyn Flowers looking for in a school?

“I just want it to feel like a home away from home. You know, I have great parents. My mom and dad always took care of me and they’ve always made sure I really have everything. So you just making sure that the coaches really just taking care of me and treat me as how they would their own child. So for me, it has to be family based. The coach has to be a good man, good moral, good values. Because at the end of the day for me, it’s bigger than basketball. Just somewhere where I can play my game. I feel like my game does the speaking for itself. I’m going to take care of my business on the court. So somewhere where I can just be used be very versatile wise. Be able to bring up the ball and play off the ball, and be preferably be a combo guard, and then somewhere where I can be one-and-done. That’s the goal.”