Player: Trenton Gerald
High School: Ardrey Kell
The season is quickly approaching, and Phenom Hoops is extremely excited about all the teams and players that will be in action. It will be interesting to see who steps up and makes their presence known more this high school season and one player that could see an increase in his final season is 2023 6'6 Trenton Gerald. The younger brother of Peyton Gerald who is now at Catawba College, Trenton could see his role increase even more this year at Ardrey Kell and be a key piece for his team in what he provides. He has certainly put in the work this summer and his body/game has continued to develop. And when you talk about his game, Gerald continues to get stronger and uses his strong frame to his advantage, whether it is battling and being physical on the boards or getting putbacks and scoring around the basket.
We spoke with Coach Pena from ACE Elite, who Gerald played with this summer, to get his thoughts as well as what he has seen from the forward.
'He is very physical forward and hasn't really been playing competitively until freshmen year; he didn't play travel basketball until last year with Team Synergy but his biggest leap I believe was this past season with AK he provided a lot of valuable minutes off the bench and led them in charges taken. So he is definitely someone extremely willing to do the dirty work and put his body on the line. Coming into the travel season, I didn't know what I was going to get from him as far as production but he ended up stepping up big with us and starting alongside Tai Hamilton all season. He is extremely explosive off two putting a lot of people on posters. He is starting to expand his midrange game and back to the basketball. His confidence grew tremendously this summer and I expect him to be a huge part of AK's success this year.”
Make sure you watch out for Gerald more this upcoming season.
What Has Been Said:
'2023 Trenton Gerald (ACE) has prime real estate marked off in the lane, strong able-bodied post who is a constant threat to pressure rebounder with putbacks, has had some thunderous throwdowns in this one.' ' Ethan Reece at Coach Ricks TOC
'2023 6’5 Trenton Gerald (Ace Skill) continues to make progress in his game. Getting stronger and more physical down low. Solid skill work from the forward. #PhenomStayPositive' ' Patrick O'Brien at Phenom Stay Positive