6’5 Trey Wertz Enters NCAA Transfer Portal
We have known Trey Wertz since he was in middle school. He attended our Drills and Skills Camp at North Mecklenburg High School on Sundays. He was like a sponge, always absorbing as much knowledge and paying attention to the small details on certain drills. At the time, I remember telling his dad, Langston, “Trey is going to be special.” Langston would always find that intriguing and my answer was always very simple. “He has a thirst for the game and is always wanting to get better.” I was impressed with his work ethic and energy he put into every drill. He wanted to master each drill to become the best player he could. That alone left a lasting impression on me.
Trey continued to grow both physically and mentally as a basketball player. He reached 6’5 and sported a 6’8 wingspan. Known for his outside shooting touch and range, Trey was developing into a legitimate mid to high major prospect at Providence Day. He was a model student with high academics, was a high character young man, and had the work ethic that any college coach would envy.
Upon arriving at Santa Clara, Trey transitioned from a combo guard to the point guard position. As a freshman, he averaged 32.7 minutes per game, 12.2 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per game. His sophomore season was equally impressive where he averaged 28.6 minutes per game, 11.9 points per game, 3.5 assists per game and 3.9 assists per game. He shot 48.9% from the floor, 40% from the 3-point line and 75.7% from the free throw line. On Tuesday, March 24th, Trey entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Once his name was entered onto the NCAA portal, he has offers from Arizona, Appalachian State, and hometown Charlotte. In addition, he had heard from Arkansas, Arizona State, Butler, BYU, Cincinnati, Clemson, Creighton, Elon, Georgia Tech, George Washington, Marquette, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Penn, Princeton, Rutgers, South Carolina, Stanford, UNC, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wichita State, and Xavier. And this was all on day one!
We have often stated, “it’s not where you start that matters, but where you finish.” This statement is custom made for Trey Wertz. Playing on a high school team that featured Grant Williams and Devon Dotson, Trey never got the attention he properly deserved. He kept working and his passion never wavered. He had two outstanding years at Santa Clara and is now stepping out on faith. From the middle school kid we watched eight years ago to the player he is today, Trey Wertz is a special player and proved he can play at the highest level.