Gary Dajaun Trent Sr. (born September 22, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player.
|Born||September 22, 1974|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Hamilton Township|
|NBA draft||1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1995–1998||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||4,366 (8.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,276 (4.5 rpg)|
|Assists||504 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Trent played his high school basketball at Hamilton Township High School. In his senior season, he shot 81.4 percent from the field, a national high school record.
He played college basketball at Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), where his size and powerful play earned him the nickname "The Shaq of the MAC". Trent was named MAC Player of the Year all three years that he played in Athens (1993-95). Trent's No. 20 Bobcat jersey was retired on January 21, 2012, during halftime of an Ohio vs. Miami University game that the Bobcats won, 69–65. Trent was inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame in 2013.
After college, Trent was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 11th pick in the 1995 NBA Draft. He was immediately traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for their selection, Shawn Respert. During his NBA career from 1995 to 2004, he played with the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Trent re-established his career overseas, first appearing with the Greek club Panellinios BC during the 2004–05 season, then briefly suiting up with the Pallacanestro Virtus Roma club of Italy in late 2005, and returning to Greece to rejoin Panellinios BC for the 2006–2007 season.
His son, Gary Trent Jr., played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. With the 37th pick in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft, Trent Jr. was drafted by the Sacramento Kings. He was immediately traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for two future second round draft picks. Trent Jr. was a highly regarded recruit and was listed as a top ten recruit by websites such as ESPN and 24/7 Sports.
- NBA.com player biography Archived 2006-08-31 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed July 15, 2008.
- "MAC Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class". May 30, 2013. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- DraftExpressProfile: Gary Trent
- HoopsHype - NBA Players - Gary Trent
- "Gary Trent Jr. - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
- "Gary Trent Jr., Prolific Prep, Shooting Guard". 247Sports. Retrieved 2017-03-11.