2011 Basketball Preview: Trey McDonald

Written October 3rd, 2011 by Eric

Trey McDonald looks ready for business.

This is our first look at one of the incoming freshman for this year’s team. Trey McDonald is an inside player who has improved dramatically over the last several seasons. He still has plenty to learn coming into the program before he’ll be able to make a significant contribution to the team. His great upside should help him achieve that goal.

Hometown: Battle Creek, Michigan
High School: Battle Creek Central
Position: Center (5)
Year: Freshman
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225

High School Awards:
- 2011 All-Conference selection (Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference).
- 2011 All-City selection (Battle Creek).
- 2011 Battle Creek Central MVP.

Trey McDonald is a three star athlete from Battle Creek Michigan, ranked the #18 player at his position in the 2011 recruiting class by scout.com. He averaged 9.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game during his Junior year – both were team leading. He was also a letterman in cross country for three years, and track for a single season.
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2011 Basketball Preview: Aaron Craft

Written September 28th, 2011 by Eric

Aaron Craft looks for an entry pass to the paint.

Of all of last year’s new players, Aaron Craft was the most pleasant surprise. His play drew favorable comparisons to another former freshman point guard, Mike Conley, if for no other reason then their spectacular play as a young gun in Matta’s Offense. Craft’s skill set is a bit different than Conley’s though, so one shouldn’t carry that comparison too far.

Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
High School: Liberty Benton
Position: Guard (2/1)
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190

High School Awards:

  • Three time All-Ohio selection in basketball.
  • As a Senior, he was named Ohio Division III player of the year (2010).
  • Starting point guard for state runner-up team as a freshman.
  • Two time All-Ohio selection in football.
  • Ohio Division V player of the year (2008).

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