Gary Dajaun Trent Jr. (born January 18, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA. He is the son of former NBA player Gary Trent Sr. He played for the Duke Blue Devils in college.
Trent Jr. first attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota. He was selected to play in both the McDonald's All-American game and the Jordan Brand classic. 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. Trent Jr. was rated as a five-star recruit and considered one of the best players in the 2017 high school class.
Trent decided to play his college basketball at Duke joining Zion Williamson and RJ Barret in what became one of the most popular teams in America that year. He averaged 14.5 points shooting 40.5 percent from 3 point range. After Duke's early exit in the 2018 NCAA tournament he declared for the NBA Draft.
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. He has had a moderately successful career in the NBA so far coming off the bench playing under 20 minutes a game. He averaged 8.9 points in his rookie season.
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