Cal basketball has found a sharpshooter for the future in the form of Trevin Knell! Knell visited Cal just over a month ago and today took the pledge.
"Today is a day I've waited for since I was first able to shoot a basketball," Knell wrote on Twitter. "I've been blessed with great coaches, family and friends that have always been with me. Its [sic] with great excitement that I have committed to play for University of California Berkeley."
It appears that Knell will take a few years to go on his LDS mission, so he’s expected to reclassify from the 2017 class and join up with the Golden Bears in 2019.
A three-star shooting guard from Woods Cross in Utah, Knell holds offers from programs like Air Force, Montana, Utah State, Washington State, and Wyoming.
The thing that sticks out from Knell’s tape is his ability to catch and shoot. Knell specializes in running around the court, catching the ball, and spotting up to shoot.
A fuller examination of Knell’s junior tape showcases that he is capable of having good all-around skills, including good off-ball awareness both offensively and defensively.
There’s definitely a lot to work with, but it seems as if there’s a good chance Knell will have time to work out the kinks in his game before he actually hits the court for Cal basketball.
Knell was a Standard-Examiner All-Area First Team selection last year after averaging 20.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
“Obviously Trevin was a huge scoring contributor to our team, but (he) really increased his rebounding presence, especially as region play started,” Woods Cross coach Kasey Walkenhurst told the Standard-Examiner at the time. “The sky is the limit for Trevin as he improves in all areas for next season.”
Welcome to Cal Trevin! Go Bears!