Gary Trent Jr.
Gary Dajaun Trent Jr. called as Gary Trent Jr.(born January 18, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. As a high school senior, Trent was selected as a McDonald’s All-American.
|No. 33 – Toronto Raptors|
|Born||January 18, 1999 (age 22)
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||209 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||·Apple Valley
(Apple Valley, Minnesota)·Prolific Prep
|NBA draft||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|2018–2021||Portland Trail Blazers|
Gary is the son of Roxanne Holt and Gary Trent, an American former professional basketball player. He has three brothers named Garyson, Grayson and Graydon. Gary’s father, Gary Trent Sr., played on the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival North Team that finished with a 4–0 record and captured the gold medal.
Before his senior year, Trent Jr. decided to transfer to Prolific Prep Academy in Napa, California. As a senior, he averaged 31.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.8 assist per game while leading his team to a 29-3 overall record. Following his senior year he was selected to play in both 2017 Jordan Brand Classic and 2017 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.
On November 10, 2016, Trent Jr. committed to Duke University and signed his letter of intent on the same day. On December 9, 2017, Trent Jr. scored 25 points in an 89–84 loss against Boston College, where he also tied the Duke Freshman record for six three point shots made.
January 22, 2018, Trent was named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the week. On January 29, 2018, he scored a double-double of 22 points 10 rebounds in an 88–66 victory against Notre Dame. Duke would enter the ACC Tournament as the #2 seed and defeat Notre Dame in the first round. On March 9, 2018, Trent Jr. scored 20 points with 6 rebounds in a 74–69 loss in the semi-finals against rival North Carolina.
Portland Trail Blazers (2018–2021)
On June 21, 2018, Trent Jr. was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the 37th overall selection in the 2018 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. Trent signed with the Trail Blazers to a three-year deal on July 6, 2018.
He made his NBA debut in a home game against Minnesota on 4 November 2018. On January 21, 2019, the Blazers assigned Trent to the Texas Legends for an NBA G League. On January 18, 2020, Trent scored a then career-high 30 points in a 106–119 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with five rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block. In his second year he appeared in 61 games and 5 playoff games.
Toronto Raptors (2021–present)
On March 25, 2021, the Toronto Raptors acquired Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood in a trade for Norman Powell.
Gary Trent Jr. scored a then career-high 31 points in a March 31, 2021 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On April 2, in a 53-points blowout win over the Golden State Warriors, Trent recorded the second-highest plus-minus, +54, since the league started tracking the stat in 1996. On April 10, he scored a career-high 44 points on 17 of 19 shooting in a 135–115 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On August 2, 2021, Trent signed a 3-year, $54 million deal with the Raptors.
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