The Basketball Player

 

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Trey started competing in Wheelchair Track and Wheelchair Basketball at the age of four, he competed in both events until the age of 12. After a successful wrestling career, Trey would embark on a sports change as he was recruited to play wheelchair basketball for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2006 by Coach Jim Glatch. Trey had the honor of being a 17 year old incoming freshman on a highly experienced team that possessed several All-American upperclassmen (three seniors). This group of eight great athletes and coaches were able to combine their talents and experiences to compete for the Intercollegiate National Championship that year (the first time in Edinboro history). The misfortune of losing in the Championship game pushed Trey to work harder to earn the accomplishment of being named team captain from 2009-2011, and a two-time All-American in 2010 and 2011.

Trey made his first Team USA appearance in 2009 where he competed for the U23 team, while attending Edinboro University. In 2010 marked the beginning of Trey’s international basketball journey, as he was selected to be an alternate on the USA Men’s National Team. He was selected for his first Men’s National team in 2011, making his first debut in the Pan Am American games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The team was able to capture a gold medal, beating Columbia in the finals and securing a USA spot in the 2012 Paralympic Games. In 2012, Trey won a Bronze Medal in the Paralympic Games in London, England and that was the first Medal that Team USA has won in 12 years in Wheelchair Basketball. After being cut in 2013 from the USA National Team, Trey made the decision to play professional Basketball in Europe in order to focus his time and efforts into training for USA basketball. He played in Cannes, France for two years (2013-2015) for Le Cannet, where the team won 4 out of the 6 cups attended. Trey was named to the Men’s National team in 2014 where they captured a Silver at the World’s Championship in Incheon, South Korea. Trey would be selected to the next two National teams; the first in 2015 at the Pan Am American games in Toronto, Canada where the team won Gold and in 2016 at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 2016 USA Team earned a Gold medal ending the 28 year drought that followed the Men’s USA Wheelchair Basketball team.

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” -Michael Jordan