Heritage Hall’s Trey Alexander: Edmond Area Basketball Spotlight Presented By Integris Health Edmond

By Derrick Smith

Every athlete knows that in order to become a better athlete and get playing time on game day, you have to practice. But the great athletes know that just putting in your time at practice is not enough. You have to put in the extra work.

Trey Alexander says that it is the work he has put in after practice that has helped him become the athlete he is.

“It has taken a lot of hard work,” he said. “It has also taken me doing the things that others won’t. That and my God-given abilities are why I am successful.”

Alexander is a junior at Heritage Hall High School. He plays point guard and shooting guard for the school’s basketball team. Trey says that he has played basketball for as long as he can remember.

The role models that Trey has in his life are three people that he is very close to. They are his parents, Steve and Pamela Alexander, as well as his sister, Makayla Alexander.

“I look up to them because they have sacrificed so much for me to be in the position that I am able to be in right now.”
Another person to impact Alexander’s life is his former English teacher, Azlan Smith.

“He taught me to live my life to the fullest,” he said. “It is something that will stay with me for a long time.”

The biggest moment in Trey’s career came during a state tournament loss and helped him learn a valuable lesson.

“Last season, we lost to Kingfisher in the State Championship game,” he recalled. “It showed me what it was like to lose something that you wanted so bad. I never want to feel that feeling again.”

Along with being a part of the basketball team, Alexander is also a member of the Diversity Club.