Posted On: 11/21/16 8:00 AM
With the start of the 2016-17 season starting this week, we are hitting the ground running with our season preview content.
Among the content we’ll providing periodically until the start of the season is a look at candidates for the Prep Hoops Utah Player of the Year Award in the state of Utah.
So who is today’s candidate?
It’s no coincidence that the two teams Trevin Knell has played for most recently — Woods Cross and Utah Exum Elite 17U — experienced big-time success.
The 6-5 shooting guard was an impressive with both teams, showing he in one of the best shooters in the country. Knell has NBA type range and has no problem shooting in defenders faces.
Trevin’s run — which included a trip to the 4A Final Four with Woods Cross and his club team Exum Elite, was very successful on the adidas gauntlet which helped him ramp up his college attention, and recently signed with the University of California of the Pac-12 Conference.
Before Trevin starts his college career, He has work left to do during his senior season at Woods Cross , where he’ll be looked upon to lead a team that lost several starters from last season. With Knell’s ability to score, Woods Cross will have a chance to beat anyone in 4A.
Knell averaged over 21 points and made just under 4 three pointers per game. He has shown taking over a game is a usually thing. Knell has the ability to carry his teams to win. Woods Cross is not as talented as last year so he will need to up his scoring average.
Woods Cross still has a good deal of talent as it chases another region 5 title and hopefully another deep run at the state tournament. Knell is one of the biggest recruits in years from Utah. To cement his greatness he needs to lead his team to a 4A championship.