Notre Dame Fighting Irish among top choices for 2025 4-star forward Trent Sisley

Shrewsberry's recruitment of Trent Sisley highlights Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball's potential for a turnaround after a challenging season.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team had a mostly awful 2023-24 season. However, head coach Micah Shrewsberry is confident that he began to change the culture in South Bend towards the end of the campaign. 

One of the clear indicators of Shrewsberry's swift turnaround is the team’s recent success on the recruiting front. The potential addition of 2025 4-star forward Trent Sisley, a highly sought-after prospect, is a testament to this.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish among favorites to land Trent Sisley

Sisley talked to Joe Tipton earlier this week that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team is among the forward’s Top 5. Now Shrewsberry’s crew needs to take the next step and find a way to get him to commit.

It’s clear one of the ways they can take steps toward that goal is just keep doing what they’re doing. 

“Ever since [head coach Micah] Shrewsberry got the job, he has been in constant contact with me and my family,” Sisley told Tipton.

“Coach Shrewsberry came to our high school twice. That means a lot, constant communication with Trent and our family, coming straight from the head coach,” Trent’s father Matt told the publication.

Sisley is expected to take four official visits this fall. That means the Irish aren’t going to be finding out anytime soon whether they’ve locked him down. Of course, the fall is coming faster than anyone realizes.

The 4-star forward out of Santa Claus, Indiana, will take officials to Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State and Notre Dame. He’s another in-state prospect that Notre Dame is going to have to beat out two Indiana programs on better footing.

Michigan State is expected to be the final official visit on October 12. Not long after that, he’ll make his decision. Between now and then, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball program has to hope their rising prospects as a program can lure Trent Sisley to South Bend.