Morley gets honorable mention despite playing injured

MT. PLEASANT—Despite playing the season injured, North Sanpete guard Trevin Morley was selected as an honorable mention to the Deseret News 3A All-State Basketball Team for 2021.

Morley, a senior at North Sanpete, averaged 10.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game for the Hawks, according to MaxPreps.

Morley required surgery on his shoulder at the end of the season, North Sanpete Coach Cris Hoopes said.

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North Sanpete basketball player Trevin Morley drives against Union this past season. Morley was awarded an honorable mention to the Deseret News 3A All-State Team.

“Trevin brought a toughness that coaches love,” Hoopes said. “He gave his all and truly worked his hardest on the court. He played hard enough to have no regrets. That is all a coach can ask from a player.”

Morley made a buzzer-beater, shooting a 15-footer before his feet hit the floor in order to beat the clock, on the road against eventual state champion Juab. Morley also scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Hawks’ 49-47 win on Jan. 13.

Hoopes’ favorite memories of Morley are off the court, Hoopes said.

“He is a person that you can’t help but smile around,” Hoopes said. “He and his buddies are always up to something; but they are also always doing positive things for the community and their families. He is a good leader and North Sanpete will miss him.”

Morley’s strengths that make him deserving of being an honoree are that he is an excellent shooter and scorer, Hoopes said.

“He is an elite scorer and made a lot of clutch baskets for us,” Hoopes said. “He is a strong, physical guard, which also makes [him] an excellent defender.”

Trevin was a “very reliable” player for the Hawks, Hoopes said.

“He is a team player,” Hoopes added. “I thought he is very deserving of being honorable mention and felt he deserved more recognition for the type of basketball player he is.”