Trevor Leggett, the 6-foot-7, 190-pound center for the Clinton Dark Horses, is hopeful for big things from his team and himself in the coming basketball season, their chemistry leading the way.
Leggett, rising senior and summer captain, has basically known he wanted to play basketball his entire life, as early as, before kindergarten. That is thanks to some influence from his grandmother.
“I’ve always known I wanted to play even before kindergarten. My grandma played and still plays to this day and I used to watch her and play with her all the time,” said Leggett.
Much further into the future, Leggett has become a valuable asset to his team. The instincts that he’s developed over years of playing has helped him become an effective shot blocker for the Horses.
“A real shot blocking threat in the middle, but even more than that is his ability to change shots,” said head basketball coach Randy Jordan on Leggett’s presence in the middle.
“We run a 2-3 zone which helps me be where I need to so I can always change shots, and I’ve got great instincts when it comes to blocking shots,” remarked Leggett.
Leggett isn’t just a tall shot-blocking menace for the Horses. He’s also a solid 3-point shooter as well, an odd combination for a center.
“I don’t where the 3-point shooting comes from — I just let it fly,” Leggett said laughingly.
Leggett started every game last year as a junior for the Horses, averaging about 4 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. The numbers earned him First Team All-Conference and First Team All-County honors. He carried that momentum into the summer that helped the Horses dominate the Trask High School Team Camp, losing just two games to 4A schools.
“We lost the first game to Scotland I believe and the last game to Fuquay, but we finished the summer league 36-2,” said Leggett.
Leggett has plans to play at the collegiate level, with Emmanuel College being his choice school. Leggett is also an excellent student who hasn’t forgotten his educational future as well.
“My dad is on the board there so it make sense to go there, so I think it fits me. If I don’t go to school for basketball I’ll probably go to UNCW and I’m thinking I’ll major in accounting,” commented Leggett of his future.
Leggett has big expectations for his team going into his senior year, as the closeness of his team might just be the deciding factor in a potential championship run.
“We played together since we were young and we’ve gotten really close. We’re like brothers. As a matter of fact, we were all just at Coach Jordan’s house for a cookout. Because of our chemistry — I don’t know what is — but I just see something special happening,” said Leggett.
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