As of Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Grangeville freshman guard Trey Dreadfulwater missed much of the previous basketball season with an arm injury and missed much of the track and field season after hurting it again last spring.
In his first varsity game, he and senior Luke Stokes wound up scoring team-high point totals, with 11 apiece. For Stokes, that’s nothing new, but for Dreadfulwater, just getting the varsity start was a whole new experience.
It happened at the Idaho County Shootout, in front of about 530 people — one of the most energetic crowds GHS will hold all season.
“I was pretty nervous because there were so many people there,” he said. “I was kind of shocked, then I settled down and started playing.”
That moment came early in the second quarter, when he drew a whistle, went to the line for two free throws and made both.
“It was a transition play and it was wide open,” Dreadfulwater said. “I was one-on-one. I did a little hesitation. He fouled me and we were in the bonus.”
Dreadfulwater also hit one of Grangeville’s three-pointers.
“This summer I worked a lot on my shot — pretty much every day,” he said.
While most of the varsity players are juniors and seniors, Dreadfulwater’s role — shooting and frequently handling the ball — may make him an easy player for Bulldogs fans to spot. And that’s a role he embraces.
“I think I’m going to have to team up with Luke [Stokes] and be one of the leaders of the team,” he said. “My main role is going to be to take care of the ball and score.”
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