2021 power forward Trey Kaufman-Renn has been a busy man these past few months.
With AAU and visits, Kaufman-Renn has been on the move a lot and has picked up scholarship offers on the way.
Louisville, where he visited unofficially at the beginning of August, welcomed him to campus and he left with an offer.
“It was great,” he said of the visit. “I got to meet coach [Chris] Mack and assistant [Dino] Gaudio and got to meet the strengths coach. It was an overall great experience.”
He also recently visited Cincinnati, another school that offered him during his short stay on campus.
“It was a great visit,” he said. “It was interesting comparing them to Xavier since the two rival schools live so close to each other. So, that was a big thing comparing their campuses and styles of play.”
Indiana, who offered following his team camp appearance, has been a consistent name that pops up in his recruitment. He’s not far from assembly and the distance could play a part when it’s time to decide which college he wants to attend.
“I would say as far as distance goes, it’s definitely something to consider,” he said. “It’s not huge for me but it’s definitely somewhat of an advantage that family and friends can come watch me play.”
Indiana, however, isn’t the only local program recruiting him. He’s heard a lot from Purdue, and will be officially visiting the school starting September 7th.
“Just talking to the coaches, getting a feel for them and how they run things at Purdue,” he responded when asked what he’s looking forward to on his visit. “I’m going to go up there and see a football game, and obviously meet some of the players, but just seeing how the school works and the in-and-outs of Purdue.”
At 6-foot-7, Kaufman-Renn can do a lot of things. He’s more comfortable being a floater, and playing multiple positions, including the wing. His ability to play multiple positions is one of the reasons many coaches have shown interest and offered.
“My versatile and the position that I play, being a stretch four into the three spot,” he said of what coaches like about his game. “That’s the biggest thing along with my IQ.”
Expect Kaufman-Renn to really take his time and explore his options. He has plenty of time to check his options before he makes a decision and that exactly what he plans to do.
“I think we will definitely take our time with it all,” he said. “I definitely want to see all the options and possibilities before I figure out which school is best for me. It’s a big step when you go from high school to college, so I want to make sure it’s the right fit.”