Publish date:

Apple Valley's Gary Trent Jr. declares for the NBA Draft

Apple Valley is starting to look like a pipeline to the NBA.

Gary Trent Jr., the son of former Timberwolves player Gary Trent, announced Saturday morning that he's leaving Duke and entering the NBA Draft. 

Trent, a 6'6'' shooting guard, is the second former Apple Valley High School star to take the one-and-done route from college to the NBA. 


Sign up for our daily newsletters

The first was Tyus Jones. Jones, now a backup point guard for the Timberwolves, who won a state championship at Apple Valley and then helped lead Duke to a national title as a freshman in 2015. 

The only difference between Jones and Trent is that Trent left Apple Valley to play at a prep school in Nevada for his senior year of high school. currently projects Trent as a fringe lottery pick. It has him going 16th overall to the Suns in its latest mock draft. 

Trent, who helped Apple Valley win a state title in 2015, had a solid freshman season at Duke, averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 40.2 percent from three. 

Duke is getting another Apple Valley standout next season with the arrival of 5-star point guard and 2018 Mr. Basketball, Tre Jones, the younger brother of Tyus Jones. 

The 2018 NBA Draft is June 21. 

Next Up


1 dead, 1 airlifted following Goodhue County crash

The crash happened around 6:15 a.m. Sunday.

railroad crossing, train crossing

Woman found dead on train tracks in Moorhead

The woman was located by officials on train tracks near Memorial Park Sunday morning.

police tape, crime scene

Search for killer after man is fatally shot in Hopkins

The shooting was reported around 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

skylar hunter and jamie hunter

Victims in double killing ID'd as father and son; suspect was son's roommate

A man killed his roommate and his roommate's father early Saturday in St. Louis County, authorities said.

Mike Zimmer

‘Fire Zimmer’ trending after Vikings beat Panthers

The Vikings won the game but their coach is still on the hot seat.

Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 8.24.33 PM

NCHC condemns Huskies fans for throwing projectiles after controversial no-call

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference says that it will be reviewing both the no-call and the aftermath.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins saves the day again to get Vikings to .500

Cousins' overtime toss to K.J. Osborn earned a 34-28 victory.

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.


Tre Jones

Apple Valley native Tre Jones declares for 2020 NBA Draft

The former Minnesota Mr. Basketball winner is heading to the NBA.