2018 Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day shooting guard Trey Wertz visited Clemson for the first time on Wednesday, and left with an offer from the Tigers.
At 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds, Wertz is a lengthy athlete who has proven adept at scoring both off the dribble and as a spot-up shooter. Wertz reeled in his first offer from Richmond in October 2015 before Rice offered in April and La Salle in May.
The Clemson Insider chatted with Wertz about his offer from Clemson, what he likes about the school and more.
How did you find out about Clemson’s offer?
Wertz: “I came down on a visit (Wednesday). I took a campus tour, I saw them work out and then came to Coach (Brad) Brownell’s office, and he offered me.”
What went through your mind after receiving the offer?
Wertz: “I was shocked. I was excited. It was kind of crazy.”
What do you like about Clemson?
Wertz: “I really like the school atmosphere. I actually didn’t know it was a public school until I came down here. It’s so small that I thought it was a private school. I really liked the atmosphere and the setup of it. The people seem real cool, so it was good.”
What do you like about Clemson’s coaching staff?
Wertz: “They’re down to earth, and I think they’re more hands on than some other coaching staffs. I think they’re just down to earth, and you can talk to them about different things other than basketball.”
What does the coaching staff like about your game?
Wertz: “They like that I’m a high-IQ player, very skilled, can stretch the floor and love to play the game.”
What are your plans for the summer?
Wertz: “I’m taking a visit to Florida on Friday, and I’m taking a visit to Stanford later this June, but that’s all I have set up right now.”