Rising Star: Trey McKenney receives prestigious Gatorade Michigan Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award





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Written By Paul Garwood

Trey McKenney, the standout junior guard from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, has had an impressive season culminating in leading his team to its first Michigan High School Athletic Association state championship since 2000. Following this achievement, McKenney has added another accolade to his list of accomplishments by being named the 2023-24 Gatorade Michigan Boys Basketball Player of the Year. This prestigious award makes him the first player from his school to receive this honor.

McKenney's contributions to his team's success are undeniable. His remarkable performance on the court played a pivotal role in guiding the Eaglets to a stellar 27-1 record and securing the Division 1 state championship, a historic feat for St. Mary’s at the Class A/Division 1 level. Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 212 pounds, McKenney showcased his versatility and skill set throughout the season, averaging impressive statistics of 22.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.

Moreover, McKenney's leadership and impact extended beyond his individual performance, as he played a crucial role in fostering a winning mentality within the team, evident in their 24-game win streak to conclude the season. His dedication, work ethic, and all-around contributions to St. Mary’s basketball program have rightfully earned him recognition as the top high school basketball player in Michigan.

As a junior with such exceptional talent and accomplishments, Trey McKenney's future in the world of basketball appears bright. His achievements on the court serve as a testament to his skill, determination, and commitment to excellence, setting a high standard for aspiring young athletes in Michigan and beyond.