Edwardsville gets highly touted guard transfer

News-DemocratJuly 3, 2013 

Senior guard Trevor Clay, a standout basketball player for Crossroads College Prep in St. Louis, said Wednesday he has transferred to Edwardsville High School.

The 6-foot-1 Clay said he has a Division I scholarship offer from Lipscomb University in Memphis and has also visited Santa Clara.

Clay averaged 18.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists last season for Crossroads (22-5), which reached the district final before losing to Elsberry, Mo.

Clay said he moved into the Edwardsville district two weeks ago. Also transferring to Edwardsville is Clay's younger brother, 6-foot-3 wing player Kameron Clay.

The younger Clay averaged 4 points and 3.7 rebounds as a sophomore last season with 23 blocked shots.

Edwardsville lost two all-state guards to graduation in Western Illinois recruit Garret Covington and Division I recruit Tre' Harris, who may be attending a prep school.

Among Edwardsville's top returning players are senior guard Shawn Roundtree and 6-5 senior forward Armon Fletcher.

"I'm an athletic scoring guard and I'm able to play the point or two (guard)," Trevor Clay said Wednesday. "I'm better off the dribble than a set shooter and I like to attack in the open court."

Clay sank 47-of-107 3-pointers last season (44 percent) for Crossroads and is considered a strong outside threat.

Clay said he was looking forward to better competition against larger schools and better programs.

I'm hoping I'm able to fit in, use my guard skills and help out there," Clay said.

As a sophomore, Clay averaged 16.8 points and 5.2 rebounds with 37 3-pointers.

Contact reporter Norm Sanders at 239-2454, nsanders@bnd.com or on Twitter @NormSanders

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