Trocha came to the U.S. from Colombia earlier in the year and played several games for a high school in Houston. His name spread through recruiting circles after an open gym in March that was attended by John Calipari and assistant coaches from several high-major schools. At that time, he was thought to be a 2013 recruit. But Trocha decided he wanted to join the class of 2012, and the feeding frenzy began. Some analysts proclaimed him a top-10 talent, UK fans saw him as the possible savior of an undermanned frontcourt, and there were reports of a UK scholarship offer if Trocha was eligible.
He’s not eligible yet, at least as far as we know. In fact, nobody knows much at all about Trocha. The only known video of him is from 2009. Few outside of the Houston area have even seen him play. And there have been no updates on his academic situation since early June.
Now he’s back. And some of those questions will surely be answered.
UPDATE (6:13 p.m.): Well, a couple of those questions have been answered. Trocha tells 24/7 Sports analyst Jerry Meyer that he is a member of the class of 2013 and UK has shown only “minimal interest.”
UPDATE (8:10 p.m.): Trocha’s guardian talks to ZagsBlog about test scores, possible visits and his potential at the college level.