Santa Clara basketball transfer Trey Wertz chooses Notre Dame

Trey Wertz(Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)
Trey Wertz(Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) /

Yesterday Santa Clara men’s basketball transfer Trey Wertz announced that he will be transferring to Notre Dame to play basketball next season.

Former Santa Clara men’s basketball player and McDonald’s All-American nominee Trey Wertz announced that he would be transferring out of Santa Clara recently. Among the schools that he had an interest in transferring to were North Carolina, Arizona, Butler, and Notre Dame.

Many people anticipated that Wertz would ultimately select the University of North Carolina because his father had graduated from there and he was from Charlotte, North Carolina so the move would be a homecoming of sorts.

Ultimately, Wertz announced that he would be transferring to Notre Dame to continue his collegiate basketball career, citing the strong academic standards at South Bend and head coach Mike Brey’s coaching style as the two main reasons for selecting Notre Dame over the other schools on his list.

Wertz comes to Notre Dame with two years of eligibility remaining. The 6’4″ and 185-pound guard averaged 11.9 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, 3.9 assists per game while shooting 48.9% from the floor last season with Santa Clara.

Trey Wertz will join an Irish backcourt that includes Prentiss Hubb, Cormac Ryan, and Robby Carmody. His addition gives the Notre Dame men’s basketball team a decent amount of veteran depth at the guard position next season.

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With the addition of Wertz and the recent announcement of the commitment of Tony Sanders Jr., the 2020-2021 roster is rounding into form for Mike Brey’s Notre Dame team. After finishing 20-12 last year, the Irish hope that their recent additions are enough for them to improve and make the NCAA tournament next year.