Trey Norris is a stocky kid who the USD coaching staff considers a potential three-year starter at point guard for the Coyotes. He enrolled at USD this week and will be eligible to play in 2013-14.
USD went after Norris, a Grand Prairie, Texas, native, with some energy in the summer of 2010. According to Rivals.com, he also had offers from Minnesota and Arkansas, in addition to several mid-majors, at the time he chose North Texas State. In one season with North Texas he averaged 11.7 minutes a game but was playing behind highly regarded Chris Jones, another freshman, at point.
He will sit out this season, then join a team in 2013-14 that is beginning to look pretty salty with Utah State transfer Adam Thoseby also eligible next season.
USD will get three years from both players and their first season with USD will be their third season of college basketball (or third season of college basketball practice, at least).
“He was our No. 1 guy at point guard we were recruiting but unfortunately, we didn’t get him,” USD coach Dave Boots said Wednesday. “We really liked his quickness and his leadership. He can really run a team. He was one of the better passers we saw all that summer.”
Boots foresees a player who will be very difficult to pressure and also excel at distributing the ball, something that has to happen if you’re going to find open 3’s.
“He’s going to make our 3-point shooters very happy,” Boots said.