The Southern Standard wants to take the opportunity to highlight the standout WCHS athletes. Partnering with R3 Logistics and Mud Bums Family Sports Grill, we will be honoring a Pioneer of the Week throughout the 2022-23 school year. Our honoree from Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 is WCHS Pioneer point guard Treyton Terry.
The light seems to be coming on for junior point guard Treyton Terry. Long known in the county as a scorer, the current engine of the Pioneer attack seems to be harnessing all of his abilities for new WCHS basketball coach Danny Fish.
Terry is coming off two of his best performances for Warren County last week. The talented guard had a season-high 18 points and three assists in a tough-luck loss at Sparta last Tuesday, then came roaring back with 17 points and two assists when the Pioneers picked up their first win this season Friday against Cannon County (47-33).
Coach Fish inherited the Pioneer roster hoping to clean the slate for the whole team after last year’s 10-win campaign fell short of the back-to-back district titles in 2020 and 2021. Terry may be the biggest beneficiary of a fresh start and is steadily progressing in Fish’s all-go offense.
“Trey is starting to become the player we know he can be. Our offense suits his style of play and he is starting to understand the system better every week,” said Fish.
In his first varsity time last season, Terry showed flashes on offense, but sometimes had nights where his shot selection was off kilter and interrupted the offensive flow. This year, he’s struck a better balance on when to call his own number and when to find the open man. Through seven games, Terry leads the team with 16 assists while also averaging 9.7 points per game.
His scoring is likely to skyrocket if he keeps shooting efficiently like he did against the Warriors and Lions. Terry was 16-of-24 from the field last week, mainly on hard attacks at the rim. He also flashed his shooting stroke from deep, hitting both his 3-pointers against Sparta, including a banker at the buzzer to end the third quarter that pushed his team ahead on the road.
Fish is hopeful with even more seasoning in the new system, Terry will flourish for the Pioneers.
“I think he has grown tremendously over the past couple of months on and off the court. He is playing more under control while also getting other players the shot they need also. I am excited to see how he develops over the next two seasons,” said Fish.
Fans will have to hit the road if they want to see Terry and the Pioneers this week. Warren County is scheduled to travel to Stewarts Creek Tuesday and Ooltewah Saturday. Both games are slated for 7:30 p.m. starts (central time).