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Trevor Keels Gets An Offer From Marquette

The Golden Eagles definitely look to be aiming high for the Class of 2021.

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at Marquette Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The process of identifying Class of 2021 prospects for Marquette men’s basketball continues as the first week of coach initiated contact continues. On Monday afternoon, we found out that Trevor Keels has become the latest 2021 recruit to get a scholarship offer from head coach Steve Wojciechowski.

Keels is a 6’5”, 210 pound shooting guard according to his 247 Sports page. He hails from Fairfax, Virginia, where he attends Paul VI High School. 247 Sports says that Keels is the #35 player in the country according to their Composite system. He’s the fifth best shooting guard and the best player in the entire state of Virginia, beating out Efton Reid at #45 in the country.

Max Preps says that Paul VI went 27-9 this past season, and reached the Virginia state semifinals before bowing out. Keels earned conference Player of the Year honors in 2019 — yes, as a sophomore — and was an all-state honoree as well. I can’t find any high school stats for him, but in eight EYBL games so far this spring, Keels is averaging 11.2 points per game for Team Takeover, along with 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

Here’s 1:43 worth of highlights from December, which appears to be the best that we can do for now:

When Keels is entering college, Marquette will be looking to replace Koby McEwen and Jamal Cain in terms of guard/wing players. With Markus Howard expected to be a dominant force in 2019-20 and MU’s 2020 recruiting still up in the air, it’s unclear who would be the star of the show in 2021. However, if Keels remains on a top 40 trajectory, you can see how he might fit right in.

Here’s what Marquette’s scholarship picture looks like right now.