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Posted On: 11/21/18 11:38 PM
Scott High School is home to one of the top unsigned players in the Kentucky Hoops class of 2019. Senior guard/forward Trey Meister out of Taylor Mill has already proven he has the skills to compete at the next level and this season he is looking to break out.
Trey has shown a high basketball IQ over the past two seasons and has the experience to lead a senior heavy Eagles team to success this season. Trey’s sophomore season he was a role players for one of the most historic runs the KHSAA Sweet 16 has ever seen. Scott made a run to the final four losing to eventual state champions Bowling Green and 2021 top recruit Zion Harmon. Next season, Trey emerged as a starting guard and one of the leading scorers (14.7 ppg on 52% shooting) and led his team to a regional championship, losing to a KHSAA Elite 8 Campbell County team.
Trey continued his success over into the summer following his junior season, competing for the Ohio Ballstars AAU team. Trey put on a show almost every game throwing down alley-oops and dagger 3pt shots from well beyond the arch. Standing 6’4, Meister can play either guard or forward which provides a matchup nightmare to opposing game plans. After watching him compete in the Kelsey Sorrell Memorial Scrimmage last week, Roger Bacon (OH) put a 6’10 Center on Trey and he exposed him in the paint and driving the ball. Leading the opposing team to switch up their game plan by putting an undersized guard on him, then Trey got hot shooting the ball over him. This shows that opposing teams this season will have a hard time defending him and devising a plan to slow his game down.
I got to catch up with Trey this week and he is excited to get this season going. I asked him a question about his performance this summer and how his game will change going into his senior season. Trey responded, “Playing with the Ohio Ballstars was great I felt like I was really pushed by the coaches and my teammates. Everyone on our team could play college basketball so at practices we were always competing and being challenged.” Trey also goes on to add about his game, “I wouldn’t say my game has changed, I’d say I’ve gotten more confident in my ability and really perfected moves I use. As well as getting up more shots in the gym.” To attest to this, watching how his abilities have changed over the years has been exciting to watch. Trey has worked on his shot to now being one of the best shooters in his region. Going into his junior year he really worked on his vertical, now he can throw down monster dunks and alley-oops.
I also asked Trey about his personal and team goals going into his senior season. As mentioned earlier, Trey has already been to two regional championships both years he’s competed in varsity basketball and he shows no sign of stopping. He said, “My personal goals this season are to do whatever my team needs me to do; whether it’s scoring, rebounding, or being an electric guy I’ll do it. Our team goals this season is to win a regional championship. We know it’s not gonna be easy but we definently have the tools to do it.” He also added, “But we (Scott) don’t just wanna stop there, we want to make another run in the state tournament too.” Scott, like Trey said, has the tools to make another run in the Sweet 16, but first this team needs to get past the giants of their region first. Scott is in the position to make another regional tournament appearance, which will put them on the other side of the bracket as Campbell County. Therefore will lead to a matchup against one of the other 7 best teams in the region, but the Eagles are up for the test.
Trey’s stock has risen in our 2019 recruiting rankings and has started to gain heavy interest from college programs. Before the season, Meister has already received 5 college offers; Mount St. Joseph (DIII), Marietta (DIII), Anderson (DIII), Capital (DIII), and Thomas More (NAIA). He also included that recently he has started to gain more interest from DII and NAIA schools before the season starts. Trey has the ceiling to play high level college basketball and he will pick up more interest as the season progresses. He looks to carry his team to new heights this season and colleges are missing out by not snatching him up. You can watch Trey play against Pendleton County and Kentucky signee Dontaie Allen on November 29th @ Scott.