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DDN: Wright State basketball: Calvin comfortable in role

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Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Trey Calvin once scored 39 points in a game at St. Viator High School near Chicago. And when he competed in a 3-point shooting contest in Illinois, he won the state’s Class 4A title.

Anybody with that background would expect to find at college a coaching staff exhorting him to shoot. But Wright State’s Scott Nagy and his staff weren’t exactly enthralled with the idea of a point guard hoisting shots at will.

“Coach Nagy was on me my freshman year,” Calvin said. “At first, I just wanted to score the ball. That’s all I cared about. And if I missed a shot, I’d get down on myself and let it affect the way I played.

“He’ll still get on me at times about getting over missed shots and getting over not getting the ball too much and playing defense. But now, I just want to be a leader on the team.”

The 6-foot-1 junior has become just that, blossoming into one of the most prominent Raiders without being a prolific scorer.

After a rocky freshman year playing behind Cole Gentry, the quick-handed Calvin emerged as an elite Horizon League defender last season while skillfully running the offense.