There is never a substitute for being able to put points on the board, and that is exactly what Travis Trice is able to do. The Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne lead guard is capable of scoring in bunches, and after winning a sectional title, he continues to pull in the college interest.
At 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, Trice doesn't cut the most imposing figure on the floor, but still he can be a terror for opposing guards. When he gets hot, there is very little that a defensive player can do to stop him.
In the first half of his team's sectional title game, Trice was in one of those zones and went to work. "They lost me a few times in transition, and I was able to get open. When I hit a couple of shots that is when they started keying on me, and my teammates were able to knock down shots."
For the year Trice is averaging 22.0 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.8 steals per contest while shooting 43 percent from three point range and 76 percent from the foul line. With numbers like those it isn't surprising that his college interest remains high.
"They are going real good," said Trice of how things are going with his recruitment. "A couple of schools are getting very serious like Dayton who has been on me a lot, and Butler who has been recruiting me real hard. Also I am hearing from Notre Dame, Ohio, Akron, and all the other main schools that have always been after me."
During the year Trice has made several visits to games at the University of Dayton. Living only a short drive from the campus, Trice has become very familiar with the program.
"I like them a lot," said Trice of Dayton. "I like the atmosphere. They sell out every game and I like that a lot."
Trice's father played college ball at Butler, and that has the younger Trice very familiar with the Bulldogs program as well.
"I like the team unity aspect," explained Trice of Butler. "Also Brad Stevens seems like a real cool guy and a good coach."
At the moment Trice says that he is unsure of when he wants to make his college choice, but he does know what he is looking for in a school.
"The best fit for me and my family," said Trice. "I want to go to the school that will set me up best to succeed after basketball."