April 11, 2012
Guard, Junior 6-5, 203, Mount Pleasant, Mich./Central Michigan/Mount Pleasant H.S.
A transfer from Central Michigan University, Trey Zeigler is a strong, physical all-around guard who can dominate the game in multiple ways. Quick and athletic, Zeigler can score in bunches, rebounds well for his position and also has a nose for the ball. The son of a coach, Zeigler is always in control on the floor and has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. On offense, he takes advantage of his athleticism and explosiveness around the rim and has the ability to guard all perimeter positions on defense. A versatile player who was ranked among the nation’s top-30 recruits out of high school, Zeigler will be able to play multiple positions for the Panthers. Zeigler transfers to Pitt after becoming the first sophomore in CMU school history to score over 1,000 career points.
2011-12 AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Attended Central Michigan University for two years where he played for his father, Ernie Zeigler, a former Pitt assistant (2001-03)…In two seasons, scored 1,011 points (16.0 ppg.) to rank No. 26 on CMU’s all-time career scoring list…Also totaled 382 rebounds (6.1 rpg.), 146 assists (2.3 apg.)…Scored 20 or more points 19 times and reached double figure scoring in 54 of 63 career games…Third Team All-Mid American Conference selection following his sophomore season…Ranked third in the MAC and led the Chippewas with a 15.6 points per game average…Also led the team in rebounding (6.7 rpg.)…Played in all 32 games with 29 starts and shot 46.2 percent (199-431) from the floor…Achieved five double-doubles, scored over 20 points eight times and reached double figure rebounding five times…Named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team after averaging 18.0 points and 7.3 rebounds over three games…Named the MAC West Division Player of the Week on Nov. 28…Registered a 22-point and career-high 15-rebound effort against Charlotte, 11/15…Grabbed 14 rebounds at Eastern Michigan, 1/11…Scored a career-high 33 points (15-25 FG) at Toledo, 2/22…Scored his 1,000th career point in the MAC Tournament vs. Toledo on March 7, becoming first player in CMU basketball history to reach the career 1,000 point mark during a sophomore season…Preseason All-MAC West Division selection for the second straight year…Ranked the No. 16 shooting guard in the nation by Lindy’s.
2010-11 AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Finished in second place for the MAC Freshman of the Year award…Named to the Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team by collegeinsider.com…Named All-MAC honorable mention and Preseason MAC Newcomer of the Year by both Blue Ribbon and The Sporting News…Became the first freshman in league history to earn Preseason All-MAC team honors…Averaged 16.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a freshman…Set the CMU single-season freshman scoring record with 506 points…Finished third among NCAA Division I freshmen in scoring and third in the MAC in scoring…Scored 20-plus points 11 times and recorded double-figures in 26 of 31 games…Scored a then career-high 30 points vs. Toledo, 1/12…One of just 18 collegiate players selected to participate in the Kevin Durant Nike Skills Academy in the offseason.
A 2010 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School in Mount Pleasant, Mich. where he played for head coach Sam Taylor…Scored 1,644 points and grabbed 648 rebounds in his four-year career…Averaged 24.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a senior…Finished second in the Michigan “Mr. Basketball” voting…Named Third-Team All-American by MaxPreps.com as a senior…Two-time Class A Associated Press First-Team All-State honoree (2009 and 2010) and honorable mention selection as a sophomore…Two-time Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Saginaw News Dream Team selection…First-ever two-time Mount Pleasant Morning Sun Player of the Year award winner…Two-time All-Saginaw Valley League First Team selection…Guided his team to a 64-31 record…Led his team to the regional finals of the state tournament as a senior…Averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior…Led his team to four district titles…Four-year starter who played all five positions throughout his career…Consensus top-30 recruit, according to ESPNU (30), Rivals.com (26) and Scout.com (26)…Highest-rated recruit in Mid-American Conference history, according to Rivals.com…Played AAU basketball with Team Detroit…Named a First-Team All-Star at the LeBron James Skills Academy in July, 2009…Won the Reebok Summer Championship in 2010 with Team Detroit…Also participated in the 2009 adidas Nations, the NBA Top-100 Camp and the Paul Pierce Skills Camp..Earned MVP honors at the adidas Phenom 150 Camp in 2006…Honorary member of the 2k Sports Preseason All-American team…Won the 2-on-2 competition with Detroit’s Ray McCallum, Jr. at the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic…Named to the 2010 adidas United States National team and participated in the 2009 Classic…Chose CMU over offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Duke, UCLA and Arizona State.
Born Trey Zeigler on April 20, 1991...Son of Ernie and Seantelle Zeigler…Has one sister, Skylar…His family spent two years living in the North Allegheny School District while his father Ernie served as an assistant basketball coach at Pitt (2001-03)…As a youngster, Trey watched the Panthers achieve back-to-back NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances, back-to-back Big East regular season titles along with the 2003 Big East Tournament championship…Father served as the head coach at Central Michigan for six seasons (2006-12)…Cited his familiarity with Jamie Dixon and Brandin Knight while committing to Pitt on April 7, 2012…Chose to transfer to Pitt over Duke, UCLA, Arizona State and LSU.
Points: 33, at Toledo, 2/22/12.
FG made: 15, at Toledo, 2/22/12.
FG attempts: 26, vs. Charlotte, 11/15/11.
3FG Made: 5, vs. Toledo, 1/12/11.
3FG Attempts: 11, vs. Toledo, 1/12/11.
FT made: 10, vs. Ball State, 2/26/11.
FT attempts: 15, at Nebraska, 12/20/11.
Rebounds: 15, vs. Charlotte, 11/15/11.
Offensive Rebounds: 6, vs. Charlotte, 11/15/11.
Defensive Rebounds: 9, three times- at Eastern Michigan, 1/11/12; vs. Dartmouth, 11/26/11; vs. Charlotte, 11/15/11.
Assists: 8, at Nebraska, 12/20/11.
Steals: 5, at Eastern Michigan, 1/23/11.
Blocks: 4, vs. Eastern Michigan, 2/14/12.
Minutes: 45, vs. Charlotte, 11/15/11.