Trey City players enjoying productive and competitive offseason

Submitted photos – The Trey City boys in Arizona last weekend.

It’s been a productive spring for the Trey City AAU boys basketball team.

The Northern Humboldt travel team players been working hard this year and traveled for a college showcase event in Arizona this past weekend.

Nine players made the trip, including seven sophomores, and all of them have been honing their skills in preparation for the next high school season.

“The guys are working hard,” head coach Kellen Maynard said. “We practice a couple of times a week, after track or golf or baseball or whatever, and it’s been good. They’re putting the work in.”

Big 5 co-MVP Luke Moxon has been particularly impressive, as the sophomore standout continues to improve his already well-rounded game.

“Luke Moxon had a great tournament,” Maynard said. “He shot the ball well, he drove the ball well, he played good defense. He’s looking really strong.”

So too is fellow sophomore Dayquan Dunn, who was one of the most improved players in the Big 5 over the course of last season.

“He played big,” Maynard said of the center at the tournament. “He had a lot of tough buckets. He had a lot of tough rebounds.”

The Trey City boys went 2-4 against some very strong opposition at the weekend tournament, but they are less concerned about wins and losses and instead are focusing more on playing the toughest competition they can to prepare them for their next high school campaign.

“We’re not going to these tournaments to try and win first place,” Maynard said. “Our goal is to play in the highest division we can against the best teams we can.”

There are other advantages of playing these tournaments as well.

The Arizona West Coast Elite tournament was an NCAA live event and featured several college coaches and scouts in attendance.

The local AAU team will be back in action this weekend when Maynard and his players travel to Dublin in the Bay Area for another NCAA live tournament.

“Hopefully a bunch of college coaches and scouts will be there,” Maynard said. “We’re excited to go down and play.”

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