6’5” 2018 Trey Wertz
Providence Day (NC)
By Jamie Shaw
Wertz has attended Phenom Hoops’ events for years. Year after year, he has continued his upward climb getting better and better. This has prompted National Analyst Rick Lewis to use the old statement, “it’s not where you start, but where you finish”.
Heading into his senior year at Providence Day School, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wertz’ recruitment is really taking shape. He carries around 15 offers from the likes of Boston College, Temple, UMass, Rice, Clemson, Davidson, Charlotte, etc…He is still getting heavily recruited by the likes of Stanford, Virginia, Missouri, Georgetown and others.
Wertz was an attendee of the inaugural North Carolina Top 80 event. This was after the completion of his freshman year. After his performance at this event, we wrote, “Before he graduates from high school. Trey has the ability to be one of the elite shooters in the state. He has a quick release and a shooter’s mentality. While he is rather thin, he has good length for possible growth. Trey has a solid understanding of the game and possesses a high basketball IQ. Right now, he just needs to add strength to maximize his potential. In addition, Trey is young for his grade and with strength and maturity watch out!”
Last season Wertz averaged 19 points, 6 boards and 3.5 assists per game. Last season he scored his 1000th career point at Providence Day and he was an integral starter for Providence Day, as a sophomore, during their run to the NCISAA state championship and their play at Dick’s Nationals.
During an article aptly titled “It’s Not Where You Start”, National Analyst Rick Lewis’ wrote, “No matter the venue, Wertz has shown tremendous confidence in his shooting ability especially in a catch and shoot situation. He moves well without the ball and is outstanding in creating angles so the passer is able to get the ball to him in a scoring opportunity.”
Wertz has quickly grown into one of the best shooters in the state of North Carolina, if not the region. He has incredible length to go along with a developing ability to put the ball on the floor to create. His body is still filling out and there is no denying a very bright future.