Jackson Trapp re-signs with Storm
September 20, 2017
By Jordan Ramsay | Sept. 20, 2017
CHARLOTTETOWN - The Island Storm has announced Wednesday the re-signing of shooting guard Jackson Trapp.
The six-foot-seven Florida native was a four-year starter at Florida Atlantic University before signing with the Storm for the 2016-17 season, where a broken foot sidelined him for three months.
Trapp loved his time in Canada and with the addition of a surgically inserted screw, his foot is stronger than it has ever been, he said.
“It was an unfortunate situation last year, but Mr. Shaw [team owner] reached out to me to give me another shot.”
Storm Coach Tim Kendrick is excited to finally see Trapp play in-person.
“We’re coming in excited to see the player who was a four-year starter at Florida Atlantic University.”
Kendrick is expecting Trapp to be a solid, all-around player, he said.
“He’s a tough defender that can play multiple spots. We’ve seen video of him so we hope we get the guy we think he is.”
Trapp credits his parents for pushing him as an athlete. His father, Richard Trapp, is a former professional football player with the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers and was also drafted by the New York Yankees in the MLB.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without my parents, they were awesome. My dad was a professional football and baseball player, but my mom probably pushed me harder to go to workouts before I knew how they would help me.”
When it comes to basketball, individual goals are secondary to team goals for Trapp, he said.
“I’m always a team-guy. Team accomplishments will lead to individual accomplishments.”
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