Treshaun Fletcher Will Never Forget Being A Fly On The Wall During His Stint With The Utah Jazz

Tre’Shaun Fletcher (202-G/F-1994, college: Toledo) is a 27 year old 202cm forward that was born in Wilmar Arkansas and grew up in Tacoma, Washington has decided to retire after a 4 year professional career. He enjoyed a fine career playing in the G-League, Finland, Italy and Belgium. He began his basketball career at Lincoln high school and then played 3 years at the University of Colorado playing 88 NCAA games. He played his senior year at the University of Toledo averaging 18.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 71.3%. He spoke to germanhoops.com about his basketball career.

Thanks Treshaun for talking to germanhoops.com. You came out on social media recently and announced your retirement from the game. For a guy at age 27 who was having great seasons, it seemed a bit mysterious, but there were reasons behind it. Is it fair to say that you didn’t go into your season in Belgium with the correct mind set? What happened to you in the summer of 2021 after your great season in Italy?

Yea I had caught covid right before I had to get on the plane to Belgium so I already started that season off on the wrong foot going right into practice right after coming right off the couch.

You were in great shape despite 3 knee surgeries and had a good season in Italy. Did off court interests conflict with your professional career?

Yes it did

You were in Belgium with Limburg for only a short time. Talk a little about your last professional season. Every player can have a bad situation with a team. Did that way in a bit in your being unhappy which then got you thinking about life after the game?


Yes, definitely my treatment by Limburg was unacceptable and they still owe me money.

You did play with a great player in Limburg with Cliff Hammonds. Despite only playing with him for a short time what will you always remember about him as a player and teammate?

Cliff is great guy great teammate definitely one of the best. One of the most stand up guys I ever been around. Same with the rest of the Americans that’s helped me thru that time.

You are chasing the dream now of being a NBA skills trainer and owning your own business. Talk a little how this came about. Were these things that were on your mind in Belgium?

Yes they were I found myself asking what I was going to do if it was really over. I am passionate about being in the gym & working out.

You only played 4 seasons but how would you like fans to remember the player TreShaun Fletcher?

Just someone who came & worked hard everyday with a strong mindset

You split time during the 2021 season in Italy with teams Lavoropiu Fortitudo Bologna (Italy-Serie A) averaging 7.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 46.9%, FT: 66.7%; an d hen moved to Georgio Tesi Group Pistoia (Italy-Serie A2) averaging 13.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 80.0%. Talk a little about your memories in Italy. What did you cherish most from this season despite it being Covid?

Italy was a tough year but it taught me a lot about life & what being a pro is all about.

In the summer of 2019 you played NBA Summer League with the Utah Jazz. What kind of experience was that for you. What kind of advice do you remember the Jazz coaching staff giving you after your stint there?

The Jazz are a first class organization. I made great connections with my time in Utah.

There are so many important and famous guys walking around the arena in Las Vegas. What kind of people do you remember meeting and what will you never forget from those few weeks?

Man I was just a fly on the wall In a lot of situations. Just gaining knowledge.

You played the 2019-2020 season with at Kaarinan Ura Basket (Finland-Korisliiga) averaging 18.0ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 72.6%. That was your first season overseas. What do you remember being your wake up call to being overseas where you knew that you were very far away from home?


That was a tough year for me. I spend time away from my family & 2 of my best Friends died within my first 2 months of me being there. But then covid happened & I was able to come home early.

How tough was it being in Finland and learning about the deaths?

Never got a chance to cope with that until now.

Two of the killers are still on the loose. How is the status on that cri

The case is still open. Feel free to look into & bring attention to the situation.

You played your rookie season with the Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League) playing 9 games averaging 2.3ppg. How tough was coming so late to the team?. You were coming off a tough knee injury from your senior year?


Really tough. I was no where near where I need to be to play at that level.

How did you experience the whole NBA/G-League process? NBA teams are usually grooming certain players. Did you at times feel like you were just a body that was there to fill space?

It’s great league for players to get experience against real pros.

What was the best example that you saw in the G-League that shows that the NBA will always be a business first?


When we played others teams on their rookies would play all the minutes over the stars of the g-league team.

You had a good game against the Lakers farm team South Bay scoring 11 points in 18 minutes. What do you remember from that game? Did you feel like you belonged?


That was my first game I felt comfortable in because I spend time in LA doing my rehab & my support system was there

You began your NCAA career at the University of Colorado playing there form 2013-2016. A knee injury slowed you down as a freshman, but after that you were able to improve your stats each season. What do you remember from your time there and how did your game grow?


I had certain personality traits used against me in that situation.

In your junior year you had some good game sin wins over Washington, Oregon and Arizona State. What was your most memorable moment there?


I was in the zone.

You played a season with Spencer Dinwiddie. What memories do you have of him and did you think he could ever have such a good NBA career?

Man it’s crazy. The game Spencer tore his ACL I got subbed in for him & I tore my knee. But it’s good at the time Spencer & I bonded & all he was talking about was Bitcoin. I wish I would have listened lol

Who won a 1-1 in practice you or George King?


Hahahah next question!

You finished your NCAA career at the The University of Toledo (NCAA) averaging 18.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 71.3%. How refreshing was this season where you were able to display your whole skills set?


It felt good to play free. It felt good to be able to play with my family watching me. But life happens and you just got to keep finding a way to keep going.

You celebrated a rare triple double against Northern Illinois with a 20/11/11 game. What do you remember most from this game? Was this one of your best games in your career?

Just being in the zone.

How did head coach Tod Kowalczyk groom and prepare you best for a professional career?

Next question.

Who was the toughest player that you faced in the NCAA that reached the NBA?


Joel Embild

Who are your 5 best teammates of all-time?


I love all my teammates. We all family fellas tap in at anytime.

What is your personal opinion of the neverending debate of who is the greatest of all-time Jordan or Lebron?


Jordan

Thnaks Tre’shaun for the chat.

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