Mercer’s Trevon Faulkner is a front-runner for Mr. Basketball
It was the start of the fourth period, and Mercer was down to West Jessamine. The Titan’s Trevon Faulkner went to his team huddle to settle them down.
Josh Hamlin remembers, “And Trevon‘s like we’re fine we just need to settle down and calm down. Let’s just work through this as a team and will be just fine.”
The senior scored a school high 47 points and even went on a 17 point run in the fourth period. Faulker’s coach admired his player, “Trevon was hitting really tough shots played really well, when he gets in a grove like that it’s very tough to stop him.”
The Northern Kentucky commit was in a grove, but the game plan going in was for him to play scrappy.
“Coach Hamilton and I talked before [the game],” Trevon said of the plan, “He said if I dominate and I’m aggressive then will win the game. So, that’s what I did the second half.”
If you attend a game, you’re likely to hear Trevon. “He’s the one that does the majority of the talking,” says Hamlin. Trevon addressed his leadership style saying, “I would think I’m a vocal leader. I just have to be really really vocal for these guys to understand. My actions on the court help them. If I can bring energy, they’re going to bring energy.”
While Trevon is a front-runner for Mr. Basketball, he’s also humble. Trevon says of individual accomplishment, “It’s just really not on my mind. I just go out there and play for my teammates to get a win.”