Trammell Ready to be a Laker

Guard Wes Trammell from neighboring Jenison High School will be an incoming freshman on this year's Grand Valley St. basketball team. Since he is coming to the GLIAC Champions he has a lot to look forward to. I caught up with him on the latest to see what he has going on this summer to be ready for next fall.

Wes Trammell committed to Grand Valley St. back on September 21st, 2007. This was great news to Grand Valley since Wes is one of the top players in the state of Michigan. The 5'11 point guard is the brother of upcoming senior Pete Trammell who is a current member of the Lakers basketball team.

Wes brings a lot to the Lakers basketball team. Wes told me the strongest part of his game is being able to finish inside and using his strength. This past season he averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists a game and as a junior he averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. Wes led Jenison High to a District championship this past season and unfortunately for Jenison High, they had an early first round exit in the regionals which ended their season.

This summer Trammell is trying to work on his all around game but mostly working on his quickness and agility. "I jump rope everyday and do some agility drills so the game can be a little easier for me," he said. "I'm all done with AAU camps but this summer all I'm doing is working out with my brother and playing with the GVSU team twice a week."

While Wes was on the AAU circuit the past two years he was really impressed with two players from the state of Michigan. "Definitely Draymond Green, it's unbelievable how big and strong he is and he can move very well for his size," he said. As for a former AAU teammate Wes said, "Another player is Blake Cushingberry, I played with him for the Mustangs two years ago and he was the first person I always looked for to give the ball to. He can hit a shot from anywhere on the floor."

Wes has a lot of excitement towards next season and who can blame him when he is heading into a program with a winning tradition and a proven head coach in Ric Wesley Wes said, "I'm looking forward to going to GVSU a lot. I'm excited to be a player and a student there. I'm mostly looking forward to playing with the best and playing against the best. I know I'm going be pushed to become the best player that I can be."

With an attitude like that, you can only wish him nothing but the best of luck. A player like Wes should be successful in college with the mindset he has and the help of his brother Pete. It will be fun to watch in the 2008-2009 season to see what two Trammell's can do together for the GVSU basketball team.


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