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Trent Whiting Athlete Profile

#21 Trent Whiting

Trent Whiting
Position: Guard Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 2000-2001 Hometown: Kuno, ID Last School: Utah


Born December 1976 in Nampa, Idaho ... parents are Bill and Sandy Whiting ... has four sisters and two brothers ... married the former Amber Russell (now a member of the BYU women's basketball team) on July 29, 1999... enjoys fishing, hunting and the outdoors ... served LDS Church mission in Brazil ... business management major.

Before BYU

Prepped at Kuna High School in Idaho ... a two-time first-team all-state selection ... named conference MVP ... a two-year starter at point guard ... averaged 27 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and nearly 4 steals per game as a senior ... scored a season-high 40 points ... set conference record for points per game and established state scoring record ... led team to two top-four finishes in the state high school tournament ... selected to USA Today All-America team ... coached by Ken Durrant ... earned three letters in baseball (all-state as a senior, SS, 2B) ... lettered twice in football (honorable-mention all-state QB) ... ran track as a freshman ... graduated with honors.


Whiting enters his first year at BYU after transferring from Utah last year ... he will not be eligible to compete until Dec. 16th against Utah State because of transfer rules ... he was only able to play five games at Utah last year because of injury ... a NJCAA All-American at Snow College, he can play either guard position ... he is a gifted outside shooter with excellent range and a conditioned athlete with a strong vertical leap.

Other College

(University of Utah): Played only five games (5.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg) at Utah last year due to injury before deciding to transfer to BYU ... shot 42 percent on threes (5-12) ... had a season-high 9 points in his first game vs. Arkansas State (3-3 on treys in 15 minutes) ... scored 5 points on 2-4 shoting in 19 minutes vs. Kentucky while playing on the opposite court from current teammate and fellow transfer Nate Knight ... had a season-best 6 rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Augusta State in his final game with the Utes ... (Snow College): played two years at Snow (junior) College in Ephraim, Utah ... recruited by Utah, Purdue, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, Utah State Weber State and BYU ... a first-team NJCAA All-American and one of three finalist for national player of the year ... received the Frank Layden junior college player of the year award ... earned NJCAA Academic All-America honors ... selected to the Junior College National Team ... named Region 18 MVP, Scenic West Conference MVP and first-team all-league ... led Snow to a 29-3 record and school's first Scenic West regular season title in 1998-99 ... shot 50 percent on threes and 60 percent from the floor and averaged 18.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.4 steals as a sophomore ... as team captain led Snow in scoring, steals and field goal percentage ... played the 1995-96 season before serving a two-year LDS Church mission to Brazil ... received associates degree ... coached by Jon Judkins.


Division I Stats
Year G-S FGM-A Pct 3PM-A Pct FT-A Pct Reb Avg Pts Avg
99-00 5-1 8-20 .400 5-12 .417 4-6 .667 15 3.0 25 5.0
Total 5-1 8-20 .400 5-12 .417 4-6 .667 15 3.0 25 5.0
Year G-S FGM-A Pct 3PM-A Pct FT-A Pct Reb Avg Pts Avg
00-01 26-25 123-285 .432 55-141 .390 68-83 .819 83 3.2 369 14.2
Total 26-25 123-285 .432 55-141 .390 68-83 .819 83 3.2 369 14.2

2000-2001 | Senior Year

Earned second-team All-MWC honors ... averaged 14.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... shot .390 from three and .819 from the free throw line ... added 10 blocks and 36 steals ... scored a career-high 26 points against Nevada ... hit 5 threes at Utah, vs. San Diego State and Boise State ... had a career-best 10 rebounds at New Mexico ... dished out a career-high 8 assists vs. Utah ... had a career-best four steals at San Diego State.