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Top 2025 PF Trent Sisley Recaps Visit from Notre Dame's Micah Shrewsberry

April 25, 2024

Notre Dame basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry is on the recruiting trail and made an important stop on Wednesday. 

Shrewsberry and assistant coach Ryan Owens made their way to Heritage Hills High School (Ind.) to visit with top 2025 power forward target Trent Sisley‍ and his father, Matt. 

The conversation lasted over an hour and Shrewsberry kept it simple as he showed how the 6-foot-7 in-state prospect would fit at Notre Dame. 

“Coach Shrewsberry and Coach Owens came down to meet with me and my dad at school,” Sisley told ISD. “It was really good. He spoke about the style and how I would fit the Notre Dame program.” 

Notre Dame’s new offensive style can be a significant selling point to many top recruits. It’s an NBA system where there is structure in sets but also the freedom to attack favorable matchups. 

Sisley can fit into most offensive systems as he’s one of the top scorers in the country and he can do it from every area on the floor. As a junior, Sisley averaged 24.2 ppg, 11.4 rpg and shot an incredible 61 percent from the floor. 

Yet, Shrewsberry’s philosophy and system seem to hit home with the Indiana native. 

“I definitely think it fits my game,” explained Sisley, who is now the all-time leading scorer at Heritage Hills. “You can get up and down the floor, play in transition, but also be able to knock down the three-ball and play like a guard.” 

Shrewsberry was also able to show some of his dynamic personality during the visit. Yes, he’s full of emotions during the game, but his sense of humor and care factor shine in personal settings. 

“You can definitely tell he’s a good coach and good person,” Sisley stated. “It’s just always good to talk to him. He’s pretty chill, but he can be fiery when he coaches.”

As for Shrewsberry’s background in the NBA, Sisley is well aware of it, but it’s not necessarily a deciding factor. Indiana and Purdue were also in this week to see him, which means Mike Woodson can have the same conversation and Matt Painter can point to NBA picks. 

“I don't know if it’s one of the main focuses,” Sisley said. “I think it's cool he has that experience and can definitely help you get there.” 

Notre Dame can provide a chance to play early, if not immediately.

Shrewsberry is in the process of building a roster to get back to the NCAA Tournament, and the Irish certainly need more high-end talent on the floor. 

Sisley fits that bill and knows Notre Dame can provide a path to a ton of early playing time. 

“The opportunity is definitely there,” stated Sisley. “You’re going to have to earn it, but the opportunity is there.” 

The next step in Sisley’s recruitment will be official visits in the coming months and then it could be decision time. 

“Probably late summer or early fall,” said Sisley. “That’s the timeline for right now. I’ll make some official visits to my top schools.” 

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