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Posted On: 09/30/18 11:00 AM
Damon Trump has been a productive player in the Gopher Conference for a while now. He’s heading into his fourth year as a starter at Bethlehem Academy and has added a little bit to his game each year.
Trump spent the grassroots season playing with Southeast Minnesota Lightning after playing with WOTN the previous handful of seasons.
“The summer went well,” said Trump. “It was fun playing with a different group of guys and I think having an opportunity to see some different things was good for me.”
Trump’s always had a solid floor game and been an effective shooter when given time. He’s not always the most assertive when it comes to looking for his own shot but that’s a part of his game he’s developed in the last year.
“I feel like I improved my shooting as the summer went on,” Trump said. “Especially off the dribble. And I am still working on improving my slashing game.”
Trump’s drawn some local interest from a number of schools, though he’s still hoping to draw some more interest this fall and into the winter.
“I am keeping my options open on playing college basketball,” said Trump. “A couple of schools have contacted me but nothing serious yet.”
BA will have another new coach this year – the third in Trump’s four years as a varsity regular – as Melissa Hager takes over for Eric Hildebrandt. She inherits a veteran backcourt as Trump and Jack Clark both are three-year starters. With those two back and controlling the game, expectations will be there for the Cardinals.
“I think our team will be good after adjusting to another system,” said Trump. “I think my role will be similar but my roles as a scorer and facilitator will be increased more. I expect a solid season overall and hope that I play a good season of ball.”