By LARRY VAUGHT
Lincoln County sophomore Trinity Shearer seems to be catching the eye of several college coaches with her early AAU performances.
Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay both reached out about the 5-11 point guard Monday after her play over the weekend in Louisville.
She had 18 and 24 points in her first two games when coaches from Eastern Kentucky, Murray, Austin Peay, Southern Illinois and others were watching. One recruiting analyst tweeted that she was the “best player” on the floor much of the time.
Eastern, Austin Peay and Southern Illinois were back watching Sunday — along with other coaches — when she averaged about 15 points per game in four games.
“This is a child working hard for a dream,” her father, Brian Shearer, said. “She played fantastic against really good competition.”
Shearer averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season for Lincoln. However, the Patriots don’t need her to score. Kentucky commit Emma King is one of her teammates and juniors Maddy Boyle and Kaitlyn Wilks are both terrific scorers getting numerous college looks.
Shearer heard from North Carolina before her season ended and hopes a solid AAU season will increase her visibility even more before next season. She handles the ball extremely well for a 5-11 guard and is a pass-first point guard. She’s also a solid defender who was one of her team’s best shot blockers last season.
“She has really improved. You can see her confidence growing and she is just letting loose and playing,” her father said.