Gary Trost Athlete Profile

#34 Gary Trost

Position: Center Height: 6-10 Weight: 235 Roster Years: 1987-1988 | 1990-1993 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Personal

Born in Salt Lake City ... parents are Charles and Sandy ... served a Church mission to Philadelphia, Pa. ... married Sheri Clark in May, 1991 ... helped save the lives of seven people in a car accident in Idaho ... recruited by San Diego State, New Mexico, Utah, Hawaii, Weber State, Vanderbilt and Northwestern.

Before BYU

Averaged 24.9 points and 15 rebounds at Granite High ... earned three letters in both basketball and baseball ... selected to all-state teams by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune ... Greensheet MVP ... MVP in 3A-4A all-star game ... MVP as junior and senior on high school team ... made All-Greensheet team as a junior ... excellent student with 3.6 GPA ... coached by Charlie Whiting (Utah).

Summary

Always a reliable scorer in the post, Trost finished his career with 1205 points, 516 in his senior season ... Trost was also durable, starting in all 65 games his final two seasons ... was a two-time All-WAC selection and an honorable mention AP All-American his senior season ... Trost finished his career averages of 10.5 points and 5.2 rebounds.

Stats

Year    G-GS    FGM-FGA  FG%   3PM-3PA  3P%   FTM-FTA   FT%   R-AVE    P-AVE
87-88 16-0 6-14 .429 0-0 --- 8-12 .667 16-1.0 20-1.3
90-91 33-0 80-134 .597 2-5 .400 66-91 .725 145-4.4 228-6.9
91-92 31-31 160-284 .569 2-4 .500 119-175 .680 203-6.6 441-14.2
92-93 34-34 155-374 .561 2-7 .286 166-218 .761 236-6.9 516-15.2
Totals 114-65 401-806 .498 6-16 .375 359-496 .724 600-5.3 1205-10.5

1987-1988 | Freshman Year

Played mostly in non-league games to spare Jim Usevitch at center ... scored six points against Hawaii and five against Central Connecticut State ... grabbed three key rebounds in big road win at UTEP ... was a crowd favorite for hustle and aggressive play.

1990-1991 | Sophomore Year

Was the backup post to 7-6 freshman Shawn Bradley ... played forward for the first time against Colorado State in Provo and had nine points and seven rebounds off the bench ... was named to the all-tournament team in the WAC post-season tourney ... at times he doubled with Bradley, playing a power forward ... had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots against Hawaii in the WAC tourney.

1991-1992 | Junior Year

Was first team All-WAC selection ... also an All-WAC Tournament, All-District 13 (NABC), All-District 7 (USBWA) and All-Red Lobster Classic pick ... was also an honorable mention pick for the Basketball Times All-Rockies team ... earned WAC Player of the Week honors March 9th on strength of a 27-point, eight rebound performance in a 14 point win over Utah in Salt Lake City ... scored game winning basket at buzzer against Utah in Provo ... had double digit rebounding games five times with a high of 18 against McNeese State ... led team in scoring with 14.2 average and rebounding with 6.6.

1992-1993 | Senior Year

Named All-Far West Classic ... All-WAC 1st team ... All District 7 (USBWA) and All-District 13 (NABC) ... honorable mention AP All-American ... All-West Basketball Times and All-Near West 2nd team, Basketball Weekly ... led BYU in scoring with 15.2 points per game ... second on team in rebounds with 6.9 per game ... scored career high 29 points against Oregon St. in the Far West Classic ... scored 26 points in a victory over Southern Methodist University in the NCAA tournament ... led BYU in scoring 14-of-34 games.