It is always exciting to see former players take their game to the next level and continue to find success at the college level. Each and every year, there have been players that have come through and played in front of Phenom Hoop Report, who are now showcasing their talent on the college level. We want to recognize those former alums, so here is our latest prospect.
Player: Trey Wertz
College: Santa Clara
High School: Providence Day
Sometimes, it takes a freshman some time to develop their skills more to compete at the next level and that certainly is ok.
There are others though that can step right in and fill a need for a program immediately. That is what 6’5 guard Trey Wertz is doing at Santa Clara this season.
As just a freshman, he ranks second in minutes per game (32.3), third in scoring (12.2), and first in assists (4.6) for the Broncos this season.
And that is after starting the season in which he struggled to find his shot. Wertz has continued to showcase his shooters touch at the next level, something he displayed at the high school level at Providence Day.
Phenom Hoops wrote this about Wertz when he committed back in 2017, saying:
“We’re talking about a multi-talented combo guard that has tremendous length (6’9 wingspan) and a matching skill set. Wertz has gained a lofty reputation as one of the top shooters in the 2018 class in North Carolina. We have always been impressed with his smooth/fluid game that dovetailed with a calm and mature demeanor on the court. Wertz is simply a great all-around player. First of all, he knows the game, has a high basketball IQ and does so many positive things on the court. Known for his perimeter shooting over his high school career, Wertz has worked hard on enhancing his game by being an effective ball handler and having the ability to create his own shot off the dribble. In addition, Wertz has the ability to slide over to the point guard position as a secondary ball handler.”
Wertz struggled to start the season but things started to click for the freshman guard about six games in when he scored 16 points on the road vs. California. He followed that up with a career-high 33 points against Jackson State.
Since the end of November, Wertz has now recorded 18 double-figure games, including 10 of his last 11 games. He is also shooting nearly 39 percent from three in conference play as well.
It is only the start for this young guard from Charlotte, as he has certainly made his name well-known already in the West Coast Conference.