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Trevor Barrett

Trinity Academy of Raleigh (NC)

Grassroots North Carolina

Class

2023

Height

6'2"

Weight

173 lbs

Position

PG

Strong Hand

Right

Level

Low D1/High D2

December 2022

Statistical Sample from Summer 2022 

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Physical/Athleticism
Physical/Athleticism
  • Good positional size 6’2”, 173 lbs.

    • Has a family history of late growth spurts, even during college, so he may not be finished growing

    • Father is 6’3 ½”; brother is 6’3”

      • Both athletes (basketball and baseball) – father played for Coach Dave Hixon at Amherst College; mother played soccer at Amherst College, too

  • Solid functional strength that will be discussed in various capacities throughout the evaluation

    • Reclassification has noticeably helped him to add weight (~15 lbs) and muscle/strength

  • Wingspan: + 2 3/8” (6’4 3/8”)

  • Strikes a nice balance between a finesse and contact-oriented style of play

    • Often seeks out contact on the offensive end to gain the advantage

      • Handles physicality and also dishes it out

    • Possesses grit and exhibits mental/physical toughness

  • Excellent body control

  • Terrific balance

  • Decent, effective first step (see next section for more context)

  • Very good hand-eye coordination

  • What he lacks in speed and explosiveness, he makes up for with his mind

  • Showed the ability to dunk off of one, and additional leaping ability off of two

  • Limited lateral quickness

  • Makes good use of deceleration

Other Offensive Qualities
Offensive Qualities
  • A steady, deeply fundamental lead guard who is very difficult to speed up

    • Rarely in a hurry

    • Moves at his own pace

  • Dictates tempo and controls the pace of the game

    • Prefers to play slow and be selective with his semi-transition/transition opportunities

      • Regularly walks the ball up the floor

  • Strikes a levelled balance between allowing the game to come to him and being aggressive as the primary ballhandler

    • Lets the game (what he sees and feels, situations, pace, etc.), as well as player personnel guide his approach

    • Knows who he is as a player and plays within himself

  • Highly efficient: registered an top-shelf 1.14 offensive efficiency rating in the 10 games charted

  • Skilled scorer capable of doing so in bunches from each level, with an uncanny way of getting himself into scoring positions

    • An expert at lulling on-ball defenders to sleep with an unassuming style

      • Not only does he know how to lull the defense to sleep, but he knows what to do next, which will be discussed in detail below

      • Lures the defense close and employs a lurch-y first step to seal or pin the defender on his side

      • Uses proper angles, both on the first step and subsequent dribbles

  • Possesses a fine-tuned understanding of “the subtleties” to create advantages. At the forefront of those subtleties are the use of his body and overall feel for the defender.

    • Recognizes the slightest shifts in a defenders on-ball positioning and immediately takes advantage

      • Importantly, he’s able to maintain the advantage by keeping his body between the ball and defender. This usually consists of jamming the defender on his off shoulder/arm. The defender goes along for the ride, but is rendered helpless to make a real play on the ball without fouling.

    • Feels and uses the defender’s momentum against them

    • Patiently slithers in-and-out of traffic, simultaneously cutting off on-ball defenders and positioning himself to take on rim protectors with his body

  • Intelligently exerts rim pressure

    • Everything is off the bounce. Despite his lack of burst, he shows a remarkable consistency for paint touches and getting all the way to the rim.

      • Has a deliberate, patient style and uses effective changes of pace or hesitations. His way is to continue moving forward, using his body to move the defender along as he goes. He’ll use single change of direction moves to give him leverage and keep the defender where he can control and manipulate him.

        • Dribble moves are direct

        • Will occasionally use double moves for misdirection purposes, giving him the step he needs

      • Takes his time, commonly appearing to saunter into the painted area, unbothered by the traffic

  • Excels as a straight-line driver, with a moderate preference for going left. Makes the most out of the small advantages created via the items discussed above.

    • Tough when he gets downhill, thanks to, again, the excellent use of his body and feel for the defense

    • Very effective as a north-south penetrator

    • Again, he takes good angles off the dribble to seal and cut off defenders in route to the rim

  • Maintains terrific balance in route to the rim

  • Displays footwork to split defenders, squeeze through tight areas, and slither through traffic

  • Decisively attacks driving lanes

  • Protects the ball well on the way to the basket, keeping two hands on it at all times. Will cradle it, relocate it to avoid prying hands, or even carry it like a half back through the line of scrimmage if need be.

  • Decelerates nicely in the lane as to counter the defender’s movement and momentum

  • Finishing

    • Allows his feel for the defense guide a crafty finishing package

  • Sustains balance and verticality as a finisher

    • Rarely tipped forward by his own momentum

  • Maintains strong concentration on the goal amidst traffic

  • Finishes off of one or two feet, and chooses which to use with feel/instinct

    • Off of one creates more room for mid-air creativity

    • When he finishes off of two, he’s able to hang and measure momentum

      • Will often stop on a dime and jump straight up to allow the defender’s momentum to carry him by in mid-air

  • Skilled left-hand

  • Uses the inside hand finish appropriately

  • Owns floaters and runners, typically off of two feet, but also off of one

  • Shows the ability to absorb contact, hang, and finish through it

  • Has a way of awkwardly contorting his body in mid-air to adjust to the defense, allowing him to get the shot up and in successfully

  • Growing in his ability to attack the 2nd level of the defense after beating the on-ball defender

  • Exhibits patience and calmness of mind in the lane

  • Shot 65% (39/60) around the rim in the 10 games charted

  • Understands how to use his body to draw contact and get to the line without losing balance or concentration on the goal

    • 32.1 free throw rate

  • Note: sample size for this evaluation was largely against teams that lacked true rim protection

    • Sample size consisted of 6 shots around the rim per game in the 10 games evaluated

  • Effective mid-range game with an advanced comprehension of how to get to his spots

  • Nearly all midrange attempts come off the dribble, exhibiting many of the same methods and qualities as discussed above

  • Owns good one-and-two-dribble pull-ups going right or left

  • Prefers to get to spots that are 16 feet-and-in

    • Owns a terrific short game from 8-12 feet, which he uses intelligently. Mixing up his spots keeps the defense off balance and aids his ability to finish at the rim.

    • Has a nice, soft touch from this range

  • Has the ability to elevate for the shot before squaring to the basket, electing to square in mid-air

  • Can do so moving right or left (from shorter distances when moving left)

  • Elevates off a jump stop. Often enough, he is jump stopping into the pull-up in a way that permits him to elevate before the defender can leave the floor.

  • Can struggle to create separation against quicker, more athletic defenders. However, he will use a small step back moving left, usually after a change of direction dribble, that pushes the defender back on their heels to help create additional space.

  • Has a terrific stop-and-pop game that he uses on the hard drive, especially going right, using the defender’s momentum against him

  • Accurate 3-point shooter who can knock it down on the catch or off the dribble

    • Off the bounce with hesi-rhythm dribbles, side-steps moving right, walk-ups/dribble-ups, one-dribble pull-ups, and in pick-and-roll play

  • On the catch by spotting up around the perimeter and other slight movement

  • Capable and confident in shooting it from all around the arc

  • Smart and calculating playmaker who plays a bit on the conservative side, which translates into good decision-making

    • Sets the table for his teammates, providing quality looks for finishers and perimeter shooters alike

    • Decisive processor off the dribble

  • Not afraid to get off it or pull it back out if there’s nothing there

  • The vast majority of his production occurs on the ball

    • Seldom moves off the ball with purpose, but certainly has the understanding to do so

  • Plays the game off two feet, aiding his sound decision making, especially in the lane

  • Does not run the floor in transition without the ball, and is frequently the last player to cross half court when he doesn’t have the ball

  • Solid pick-and-roll player who’s capable of engaging in his 3-level scoring ways or making plays for others

    • Makes the simple read; makes the right play

      • Punishes the defense for mistakes in coverage

      • Finds the roller and delivers a timely, easily-caught pass

  • Not advisable to go under the screen on him

  • Shows a good understanding of when to reject the screen, and how to use it to manipulate the defenders involved in the action

  • Did not see a heavy dose of hard hedges or doubles in the 10 games charted. Much of the coverage was soft-to-drop, which he took full advantage of by getting to his spots in the midrange.

  • When facing ball pressure, he has a tendency to stop too soon when crossing half court, and will improve by initiating the offense closer to the basket

  • Practices solid ball security and limits mistakes with the ball

    • 2.1:1 A:TO ratio in the 10 games charted (1.8 turnovers per game)

      • Registered a 2.58:1 A:TO ratio as in 2021-22 as a junior

  • Plays a solid floor game from the point guard position

Shooting
Shooting
  • A consistent, reliable shooter with a quiet confidence, short memory, and excellent concentration

    • Consistency is from all 3-levels

    • Highly efficient, boasting shooting splits of: 53.0/39.5/86.0 in the 10 games charted

    • Owns one of the highest true shooting percentages of any player Point Guard Eyes has evaluated at 64.1%, and an equally impressive 59.0% effective field goal percentage

  • Can get hot in a hurry, stringing together extended stretches of torrid shooting from the field

    • These stretches include made field goals from all 3 levels and different shot types

  • Possesses a soft touch on various shots, especially when he gets closer to the basket

  • Strong mid-range pull-up jump shooter

    • Excels off the bounce

    • Accurate moving right or left, and mixes it up well

    • Minimal movement in his shot

    • Remains focused on the rim when under duress

    • Stays controlled and balanced on quick pull-ups out of hard drives

    • Shot 7-for-14 from mid-range and 8-for-17 from the short mid-range (~8-12 feet) in the 10 games charted (15/31 total)

  • Accurate 3-point shooter who’s comfortable with putting it up in a variety of ways

  • Has good rhythm off the bounce with hesi-rhythm dribbles, dribble-ups moving straight forward, and moving left (usually) off of ball screens

  • Shows that he is capable of taking quality shots from 3 off the side step/step back moving left to create space; as well as a pull back when he sees the defense on their heels

  • Reliable on the catch as a spot-up shooter

    • Sample size was too small to determine efficacy off movement

  • Did not show much in the way of extended range, but did not need to do so

  • Will benefit from continuing to quicken the overall process from catch to release

  • Shot a rock-solid 39.5% on 4.3 attempts per game in the 10 games charted

  • Comfortable shooting when bringing his guide hand to the ball or bringing the ball to the guide hand

  • Shoots using a jump stop off the bounce

  • Extremely relaxed shooter

  • Fantastic free throw shooter at 86% on 4.3 attempts per game in the 10 games charted

  • Mechanics/form

    • High elbow that is more than 90-degrees

    • Inside the arc, the release is from just above his head, straight up from his brow

      • Outside the arc, the elbow and release point are slightly lower

    • Elbow and wrist function as levers

      • Great wrist flexion

    • Has a small tendency to finish the shot “out”, as opposed to “up”, causing him to miss long

    • Typically does not fully extend on the shot. Rather, the shot is grooved from repetition.

    • Not a complete flick of the wrist on the follow through but, again, the shot is grooved and full of feel

    • Some, but not much elevation from midrange. Shoots a set shot from 3.

    • Minimal dip on the shot

  • High-grade shot selection

    • Remarkably even shot distribution across the floor

    • Very rarely settles for poor shot attempts from the outside

      • When his team needs a bucket and the ball is in his hands, he’s not going to settle for a long 3. He’s going to look to get the best shot possible by getting to his midrange spots or all the way to the basket.

    • Zero long two-point attempts in the 10 games charted

    • 32% of attempts came from behind the arc

    • ~23% of attempts came from the midrange area of 8-16 feet

    • ~45% of attempts came from around the rim

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Dribbling
Dribbling
  • Exhibits two main techniques for various situations

    • Keeps hand on top of the ball while bringing the ball up against pressure and sometimes when taking on ball pressure in the half-court away from the perimeter

    • Cradles the ball in the half-court out top when he has space, in transition when averting defenders, and at the point-of-attack with space

    • Pick-and-roll is interchangeable between the two methods of handle

  • Utilizing different techniques allows him to handle with added versatility and adaptability to circumstances as they come about

    • For instance, he uses the cradle dribble from the point-of-attack in the half-court as he is lulling a defender to sleep. At times, there is a hypnotic rhythm to his cadence. It allows him to observe the floor, manipulate the on-ball defender, and measure advantages/disadvantages all at once.

  • Note on the cradle technique: at times, it can be a borderline carry, especially when he brings it overtop on the crossover when on the move

  • No wasted dribbles or unnecessary moves with the ball. Most dribbles, especially from the point of attack, are used for a real purpose.

  • Good ball control in transition, semi-transition, against the press (man and zone), and in half-court situations when initiating offense, handling out front while waiting for off-ball movement to develop, or in pick-and-roll action

    • Not only does he control the ball, but he often controls the defender by veering into him as he faces pressure. This creates contact/friction to command the pace and the defender’s ability to move and dictate movement.

      • Able to do so without creating an offensive foul or losing control of the handle

  • Addresses full-court man pressure with relative ease

    • Typically unbothered by pressure

  • Steady in transition with the ball, doing only what is necessary to make the play

    • Uses single changes of direction, sometimes together with a hesitation to lose defenders.

    • Always looking to make the right play on the break

  • Strong with the ball

    • Absorbs and moves through contact on the floor, often initiating it himself

      • Able to keep the defender at bay with his off arm

    • Maintains his body between the ball and defender, often without turning his back to the floor

    • Strong enough to hold the defender off and then take on the 2nd level of defense with his body, as well

  • Very good left-handed dribbler

  • Replaces himself well with the dribble

  • Can allow the ball to drift a bit too high, at times

  • Rarely picks up his dribble in bad spots

  • Always keeps his eyes/head up, whether he is pushing the ball in transition, handling full-court pressure, penetrating, or initiating the offense

  • Will benefit from getting lower with the ball, as he has a tendency to play from an upright position

  • Unique crossover serves him well, where he typically brings it over the top to move with him, just missing a carry call (as mentioned above)

    • Proven to be effective weaving in-and-out of traffic, following changes of pace, and when attempting to blow-by defenders in semi-transition/transition

  • Will sometimes set up the crossover with a rhythmic hesitation inside-out move

  • Also owns a more traditional, low crossover that stays underneath the hands of the defender

  • Likes to utilize a quick cross-between the legs combo move that is effective in both creating space out top and shifting defenders to create an immediate driving lane

Passing
Passing
  • A willing, unselfish passer who makes the simple pass/decision

  • Consistently shows good judgment as a passer overall

  • Makes the extra pass

  • Uses proper technique, often passing with the flick of his wrists

  • Has the right amount of zip along the perimeter

    • Will add zip accordingly without extra effort or movement

  • Understands the proper touch to place on the pass, and does so on various types of passes

  • Throws a nice lead pass to runners in transition

  • Comprehends the appropriate pass to make in various situations

    • Throws a terrific bounce pass, especially upon penetration into the lane to the dunker

  • Advances the ball with the pass appropriately

    • Doesn’t just pitch it up without reason, which can sometimes put the ball in the hands of poorer decision makers. He’s looking to pass with the purpose of giving his team an advantage.

  • Good placement on the pass, putting it where it can be caught, but avoiding the defense

    • Feeds his big nicely with easy-to-handle bounce passes in various situations

      • Fundamental post-feeder who delivers a catchable ball to a player with established post position

  • Accurate off the live dribble

    • On-target in transition/semi-transition

  • Effective drive and kick passer, as well as a penetrate and disher to the dunker

    • Knows how to draw the defense and deliver the pass with timing and precision

    • Keeps things basic and stays patient in order to properly draw the defense

Defense
Defense
  • Very good decision maker with the pass; shows good overall judgment as a distributor

  • Position-based defender who has a strong understanding of team defensive concepts

  • Flashes nice anticipatory instincts and always seems to be in the right position for thefts

    • Able to see the next pass coming; capable of seeing the play develop ahead of time

  • Not afraid to give up his body to take a charge

  • On-ball

    • Flashes the ability to guard with his feet

    • Is best when moving to cut the dribble drive off the baseline

  • Understands how to direct his man toward help

  • Will benefit from sitting down lower in a stance. Attempts to guard in more of an upright position, or with his knees slightly bent and leaned over from the waist.

  • Struggles to stay in front on the dribble drive against quicker guards, and can be slow to recover

  • Does not apply ball pressure. Looks to keep his man in front, but allows the space to operate.

    • Hands are typically down and inactive

    • Ballhandlers are comfortable to operate the offense, see the floor, and attack off the dribble

  • Largely reactionary, and will improve by dictating to the offensive player more often

  • Has a tendency to give too much to the ball screen. He generally accepts the screen or tries to go underneath, rather than fighting over top, which forces a switch

    • Note: this could be the team’s established coverage

  • Uses a really crafty move on opposing rebounders, where he waits for them to come back down with the ball. As they do, he swipes up to poke the ball out and take the ball away.

  • Help-side

    • Again, he finds himself in good position off the ball

    • Will benefit from playing with his feet and stepping in, as opposed to reaching

    • Tends to get lost in legitimate off-ball action

    • Can help off too much, giving his man clean, quality looks

  • Has good hands when they are active

  • Tends to play with a low motor on this end of the court

    • Lacks urgency in closeouts and on rotations

      • Frequently closes out with his hands down

    • Stands straight up off the ball, and is not ready to move or react

      • Not ready to pounce on loose balls

  • Very serviceable on the defensive glass, averaging 5 per game over the 10 games charted

    • Possesses good judgment of where the ball is coming off

    • Smartly uses his body to make contact and block out

    • Has a tendency to turn and look instead of finding a man to put a body on

  • Does not consistently sprint back on defense

IQ
Basketball IQ
  • A high IQ, high feel ball player who can beat people with his mind

  • Understands pace and knows when to seize control of it

    • Comprehends his team’s strengths and weaknesses, and plays at a pace that is conducive to maximizing their strengths while minimizing their weaknesses

  • Superbly self-aware player who knows how to maximize his strengths

  • Limits mistakes

  • Good court sense and awareness

  • Impressive feel for time and space

  • Knows how to draw the defense to create quality looks for his teammates

  • Stays aware of time and score

  • A heads-up player who is capable of quick decision-making

  • Displays the ability to read the defense

    • Ex: reads the low help-man on the corner shooter when driving and kicking

    • Ex: reads the pick-and-roll coverage and makes decisions accordingly

    • Ex: sees oncoming traps and reacts before it reaches him

  • A very heady, crafty ball player

  • Knows what his team needs from him at different times of the game

    • Understands when he needs to be more of a distributor and when he needs to aggressively hunt buckets

  • Identifies player personnel and adjusts his play accordingly

    • Repeatedly adjusted his aggression level in accordance to the level of rim protection on the court

  • Learning to set up future possessions with current decisions, moves, shots, etc.

  • Possesses excellent fundamentals

  • Sound knowledge and application of angles

Dispostion/Presence
Intangibles/Disposition
  • A coach’s son

  • Plays with poise

    • Stays mindful in tight spots and when under pressure

  • Can appear utterly relaxed at times. Disarming, even.

  • Motor is on the lower end of the spectrum on both ends of the court. A big part of it has to do with his deliberate approach and overall playing style.

  • Unperturbed by negative occurrences. Does not allow mistakes to affect the next play.

  • Demeanor never changes

    • Never changes facial expressions

    • Body language remains the same, outside of some show in disagreement with a call here-and-there

    • Completely even-keeled. Never gets too high or too low.

  • No frills. Just plays the game. All business.

  • Brings a mature presence to the floor

    • A stabilizer for his team

  • Commands respect on the court

    • Visible from his teammates to the opposing players

Coachability
Coachability
  • Leads by example

    • Remains in charge of his team and directs them while out on the floor

    • Growing communicator who is really starting to find his voice

  • Receives coaching and instruction well

    • Pays attention to detail and executes accordingly

  • Considered to be a student of the game who improves with experience and coaching/instruction

  • Fast learner who picks up sets easily

  • Executes well on scouting reports and game plans

    • Understands when and where to be

  • Adapts to mid-game adjustments quickly

  • Encourages his teammates and remains positive with them, even after mistakes

    • Shows no contempt whatsoever

  • Strong work ethic

    • Stays after practice and gets in the gym on days off for extra work

  • Loves the game

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