MADE Here: MADE Hoops Alum Trent Noah Has Committed To South Carolina


2024 three-star wing and MADE Hoops Alum Trent Noah committed to South Carolina over the weekend. He chose the Gamecocks over Butler, Dayton, Richmond, Seton Hall, Stanford, St. Louis, and Western Kentucky.




Up until this past spring, unless you were from the Midwest, you probably weren't familiar with 6'6" wing Trent Noah from Harlan County, Kentucky. He burst onto the scene nationally at MADE Hoops' Midwest Mania in front of national scouts, putting up a weekend full of impressive performances against quality competition. Immediately following this weekend, MADE Hoops was the first to rank Noah in the 2024 class rankings, debuting him at No. 135. In the coming months, the industry would follow suit and have him pretty much be a consensus top 150 prospect across the board.

He didn't stop his impressive performances at Midwest Mania, however. He went on to have a very good summer with Midwest Basketball Club on the 3SSB Circuit, where he continued to show upside as a wing that shoots the ball very well (over 40% on the grassroots season) and has a build that will translate to college.


Why South Carolina: "I really feel like I just had a connection with the place and with the staff. It was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up, to play in the SEC at the highest level. I just felt like I couldn't pass up the opportunity."

Gamecocks Staff's Pitch: "I feel like they're super excited for me. We had a great visit and continued to build our relationships. They're super excited for me to get down on campus."

Relationships With Other Recruits: "Yeah, it's me and another kid, he's from Finland, Okku Federiko. He's like a 6'10" power forward, super skilled, and a super good kid too. I'm excited to play with him in the future."

Going From Rural Basketball To The SEC: "Yeah, I feel like I'm going to be as prepared as I possibly can be. Playing with Midwest Basketball Club on the 3SSB Circuit has really helped me out with that. I'm super excited to get down to Columbia and compete."

What South Carolina Fans Can Look Forward To: "Somebody that will always be playing hard and will always do what the coaches ask them to help the team win."


The Gamecocks staff has addressed needs at the forward spots with the additions of Noah and Okku Federiko. Now, I'd look for them to turn to backcourt pieces. The first name that comes to mind is three-star guard Elijah Crawford, an in-state kid that just officially visited last week. KJ Greene is another prospect that could fit this billing of need, and he has an upcoming official set for October 14th.


Noah has really taken on a body transformation that's been impressive over the past 12-15 months. He's cut a lot of baby fat and has really gotten in shape, adding a ton of muscle in the process. This will help his transition from small town, Kentucky high school basketball to power five competition next year. There could be a learning curve early on, but the three-star wing is a player who will give Lamont Paris a knockdown shooter the day he steps on campus, and that's a welcomed sight during the Gamecocks' rebuild, as they ranked 281st nationally in 3-point percentage a season ago.

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