A few weeks ago, we wrote the article, “Trent McIntyre, More than a worthy prospect.” https://phenomhoopreport.com/65-20-Trent-mcintyre-more-than-a-worthy-prospect/
To put it mildly, we were shellshocked by the lack of recruitment into Trent McIntyre. We repeated our old saying when it comes to evaluating a potential prospect and that is “Trust your eyes.” This statement was custom made for unsigned senior Trent McIntyre. Now, we can remove that label for the multi-talented wing as he made the call and committed to UNC-Pembroke and Drew Richards. Richards was an assistant coach at UNC-Pembroke and was named head coach at Lander in South Carolina. Now, Richards has returned home as he was recently named the UNC-Pembroke’s new head coach, and has made North Carolina his main recruiting grounds.
First of all, coach Richards is getting a proven winner in McIntyre. He led Piedmont Classical to its fourth straight CAASC State Championship averaging 13 PPG, 5 RPG, 3 APG and even two steals per game that finished 25-9. A team that played one of the most difficult and challenging schedules in the state.
When watching McIntyre play, he checks a lot of boxes and simply has an outstanding all-around game. He has good size, athleticism, and a matching skill set, but more importantly, he is a winner on the court. He makes smart, high IQ and hustle plays that may not always show up in the stat sheet. That being said, no matter the venue, no matter the setting, no matter the competition, McIntyre has stepped up and met every possible challenge on the floor and will be making a name for himself at UNC-Pembroke.
Piedmont Classical vs. Cannon
Piedmont Classical vs. The Burlington School
Piedmont Classical vs. National
Piedmont Classical vs. Ben Smith HS