UPDATE: Indiana offered Kaufman a scholarship today at their team camp.
— Coach McFarland (@CardellMcF) June 8, 2019
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The 2021 in-state recruiting class is on track to be one of the best ever. It’s so good that there are two players with a realistic shot to break the state’s all-time scoring record that IU hasn’t even offered yet.
Right on their heels is Trey Kaufman of Sellersburg, Ind., who checks in at No. 75 nationally according to the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 3 player in the state of Indiana according to that same service.
As a sophomore at Silver Creek High School, the 6-foot-8 Kaufman averaged 14.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 blocks per game according to his MaxPreps page. He was very efficient from the field, hitting 60% of his shots overall, and 40% of his attempts from three-point range.
Kaufman and his Silver Creek squad won the Class 3A state title in March, defeating fellow IU recruiting target Trey Galloway and his Culver Academies team in the championship game. Kaufman’s teammate Kooper Jacobi is another high level class of 2021 talent that averaged 13.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season.
You can hear Trey Galloway’s father and Culver head coach Mark Galloway discussing Kaufman’s abilities after the state finals.
Culver HC Galloway talks about Silver Creek's Trey Kaufman and how as a viewer, don't just pay attention to points. He had 4 points, but grabbed 12 rebounds and clogged up the paint.@indyhsscores pic.twitter.com/G5nrakL3uz
— Josh Roller (@Roller_01) March 24, 2019
Now in the AAU season, Kaufman is playing with the 2021 Indiana Elite.
While he has missed a big portion of the spring with a wrist injury, Kaufman will be ready to briefly put the Silver Creek jersey back on this summer at team camps.
Kaufman and his Silver Creek team will be participating at a team camp this weekend at IU. It won’t be the first time that he has been to Bloomington. Kaufman took an unofficial visit to IU in May, and had previously been on campus for a game.
When Kaufman is in Bloomington he just might bring to mind a former Hoosier and another in-state product in Jared Jeffries.
Kaufman has similar length, and a versatile inside out game that allows him to score from all three levels.
After his strong sophomore season, Kaufman’s recruitment has started to pick up as well. He received his first high major offer from Xavier recently, and he has been in contact with Purdue, Louisville, Evansville, Indiana State and others.
2021 Forward Trey Kaufman of Indiana Elite @IndianaElite displayed some intriguing potential at the Adidas Gauntlet. 6’7 with a solid handle, has the look of a high major face-up 3/4 down the road. pic.twitter.com/qGLykQlSRt
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) April 21, 2019
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