Windermere High freshman Trey Moss has made a strong impression on the court this season.
One year removed from winning an OCPS Championship as an eighth-grader at SunRidge Middle, Trey Moss is making a name for himself as a freshman for the Windermere Wolverines boys basketball team. Highlights for the dynamic point guard include a game-high 15 points Dec. 28 in a win against Georgia’s Centennial High in The Rock Holiday Classic and a team-high 23 points in an impressive win against Dr. Phillips Dec. 5.
What’s it been like to be part of a brand-new program?
It’s crazy — it’s a great experience to come to this team and just play and get as much experience as possible.
Are you happy with how your freshman season has gone so far?
Yes, I’m happy. I think I can still get better, though — a lot better.
What’s the element of your game you need to improve the most?
Truthfully, I need to work on going left and playing better defense.
How would you describe the transition from middle-school to high-school hoops?
The step up was just physical — everybody is stronger and taller than you. It was just different.
What do you enjoy about playing for head coach Mark Griseck and his staff?
They’re great coaches — they’ve taught me so much already. They each push me in different ways, and they teach me a lot.
Which win are you most proud of so far?
The (Dr. Phillips) win was pretty big. I had a pretty good game that game, and we played against Daniel and Dante Love.
What is the most important thing the team can do heading into the district tournament to be successful?
To play our brand of basketball every time we step on that court.
What stands out about this team when it is playing well?
Our defense gets really good. We just lock up and stop them.
Who is a professional guard that you admire or model your game after?
John Wall. He’s fast and he tries to get to the paint and create for others. I just try to incorporate that into my game.
Who is your funniest teammate?
Chase (Roberts) or Jeff Watson.
If you could play a game in any arena or gym, which would it be?
Madison Square Garden.
What’s your favorite subject?
What do you think you would like to do for a career?
I like to build stuff, so engineering.
You’re stranded on a deserted island with a television, a Blu-ray player and can bring one movie — what movie is it?
“Zombieland.” That is my favorite movie — I saw it when I was really young.
Did you have a New Year’s resolution?
To get better and push myself harder.