By GERY WOELFEL
Tre Norman is heading to the finish line.
The standout prep basketball player from Boston plans to announce his choice of college on Sept. 6. He has been courted by a slew of schools, including Marquette University.
Besides Marquette, Norman has made official visits to Harvard and is scheduled to make an official visit to Rutgers in a few weeks. Some of the other schools pursuing him are Texas A&M, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Georgetown.
Gonzaga coaches reached out to Norman just a few weeks ago and had several conversations with him. But Norman said the Bulldogs are no longer in the mix.
Earlier this summer, Gonzaga attempted to land Tyrese Hunter, the former Iowa State standout from Racine. Hunter, who visited Gonzaga, opted for Texas.
Norman, a highly competitive 6-3 combo guard, averaged 19.3 points and 7.5 rebounds last season for Worcester (Mass.) Academy. Worcester Academy had a 23-7 record and won the NEPSAC Class AA championship.
247Sports.com ranks Norman as the 94th best player in the 2023 recruiting class. He is ranked 14th among shooting guards.
Norman said he chose Sept. 6 to announce his decision as a way to honor the late Terrence Clarke, a Boston native who played one season at Kentucky before being killed in a car crash just over a year ago while preparing for the NBA draft. Clarke’s birthday is Sept. 6.