North Carolina guard a fan of new Littlejohn

North Carolina guard a fan of new Littlejohn


North Carolina guard a fan of new Littlejohn

Clemson began showing off the newly renovated Littlejohn Coliseum to recruits last month, and one of the first to check out the new digs was Trey Wertz.

The Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day shooting guard (pictured right) visited Clemson for the Tigers’ game against Louisville on Oct. 1, and he and a handful of other basketball visitors were taken around the new facility.

“The facility is all around great,” Wertz said during a recent interview with The Clemson Insider. “I can’t really pinpoint one thing that I liked the most.”

The Louisville game weekend was Wertz’s first time on campus since June, when he received an offer from the Tigers.

The 6-foot-4, 180-pounder said he had a great time at Clemson.

“I got to meet with all the coaches and talk about basketball and other topics,” Wertz said. “The football game was the icing on the cake. It was a great atmosphere, one that I have never experienced before. The game may go down as the game of the year.”

Wertz is a high-IQ, skilled player who can score in different ways and stretch the floor.

Along with Clemson, Wertz has offers from Charlotte, La Salle, Rice, Richmond and Tulane.

Wertz told TCI after Clemson offered that he likes Clemson’s “down to earth” coaching staff.

What did he hear from the coaches while on campus?

“Just reiteration that they really want me,” Wertz said, “and think I could fit in well there.”

Wertz said he doesn’t have any leaders right now, but knows what will be important to him when he makes a decision.

“Relationship with staff, academics, how well I think I can thrive in the program and location,” Wertz said.

Wertz visited Virginia Tech in September, as well, and went to East Carolina on Saturday.



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