MVPHD: Michigan State recruit leads Wayne to big win over Whitney Young

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In the 2011 Flyin’ to the Hoop finale, Huber Heights Wayne
senior Travis Trice Jr. put on a show
leading his Warriors to a 74-55
thumping of Chicago’s Whitney Young. Here’s how it went down…game action and postgame interviews


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By Alex Sator (MVP & JJHuddle.com)





By Kurt Stubbs (ohiohshoops.com & JJHuddle.com)

In the 2011 Flyin’ to the Hoop finale, Huber Heights Wayne
senior Travis Trice Jr. put on a show
leading his Warriors to a 74-55
thumping of Chicago’s Whitney Young.

Whitney Young, who has talent on top of talent, won’t want to return
to Ohio anytime soon. The Dolphins were destroyed by Dayton Dunbar at
the event a year ago and lost later in the season to Akron
St.Vincent-St.Mary’s.

The game started out with a lot of energy
and certainly plenty of hype, but Wayne managed to seize control
taking a 14-12 lead after a quarter of play.

6-foot-6 senior Markus Crider did a nice job of making plays for the
Warriors in the 1st half, while Trice was struggling to get shots.
Wayne led just 24-21 at the half.

In the 2nd half, for whatever reason, Whitney Young decided to leave
its zone defense and switch to a
man. Trice took a liking to the new defense.

The senior absolutely went off in the 2nd half eventually finishing
his night with 30 points on 7-of-16 shooting including four bonus goals
along with a perfect 12-of-12 showing at the line. The Michigan State
signee added eight assists and five boards.

Trice used a series of pull up and spot up threes and drive-in
baskets en route to his big 2nd half.

He was aided by the Providence verbal, Crider, who accounted for 18
points and eight rebounds.

The two teammates nearly out scored the highly-talented Dolphins on
their own.

Ohio State signee Sam Thompson
of Whitney Young had a good showing with 24 points on 10-of-17
shooting to go with seven rebounds.

Guard Kwai Pearson added 15 counters.

Talented freshman Jahlil
Okafor was a non-factor with nary a point and two rebounds.

Interesting to note, freshman Paul White was unable to play due to a
concussion and 6-foot-8 junior Jermaine Morgan wasn’t even with the
club in Kettering. Point guard Derrick Randolph was also out, but is
expected to return in the next week.

Wayne out-scored Whitney Young 50-34 in the 2nd half. The Warriors
connected on eight three-point goals, while the Dolphins were unable to
make one in nine attempts.

 

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