Brewster Guard Heading to the A-10 | Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Brewster Guard Heading to the A-10

After a long recruitment, Brewster Academy’s post-graduate guard has finally decided to end his recruitment.  Trey Blue has chosen to accept a scholarship offer from the Atlantic 10’s Fordham University.  He selected the Rams over Old Dominion, Santa Clara, Drake, Richmond, and Northern Iowa. 

The Illinois native joins point guard Jio Fontan, swingman Alberto Estwick, and big men Lamar Thomas and Khiry Gordon in one of the conference’s biggest recruiting classes.   All of the freshmen will have an opportunity to contribute immediately as Fordham graduates five seniors this year, four of whom are currently starting.   

In Blue, Fordham lands a versatile guard who can put points on the board in a hurry.  In fact, while it is no secret that Blue can catch fire from behind the arc, it may be unfair to label him strictly a shooter since he is capable of attacking the rim off the dribble and stopping on a dime in the mid-range area. 

“He’s had a very good year for us,” Brewster Academy Head Coach Jason Smith told the New England Recruiting Report.  “He’s started all year long and been our second or third leading scorer from the beginning of the season.”

And that is no easy task on a team that has been ranked among the nation’s top five throughout the year and features a variety of talented players including Emmanuel Negedu (Arizona), Anthony Crater (Ohio State), Mark Lyons (Xavier), and Charles Abouo (BYU). 

But perhaps just as important as his talent on the court, the Rams are landing someone who will do them proud in the community and in the classroom. 

“He is an outstanding citizen and has a 3.9 with the clearing house,” Smith told us. 

This is the second consecutive year that the Rams have come into New England late in the year and been able to land a talented player.  Last year it was Hillhouse High School’s (New Haven, Connecticut) Mike Moore who has proven to be a valuable offensive spark plug off the bench for the Rams this year. 

Expect Blue to have a similar impact next season as his quickness and athleticism should make him a good fit in Fordham’s always tough half-court defense, while his ability to put points on the board should compliment the up-tempo style of play the Rams are looking to adopt next year.