INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Two members of the Butler family have been honored by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Butler assistant women’s basketball coach Damon Bailey and former Butler men’s basketball player Travis Trice have been selected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Men’s Silver Anniversary Team commemorating players from the high school class of 1990.
Bailey was named 1990 Indiana Mr. Basketball during his senior season for Bedford North Lawrence High School when he averaged 31.2 ppg in route to leading the Stars to the state championship title. Bailey was named 1990 Gatorade National Player of the Year and Naismith National Player of the Year while being selected McDonald’s All-American.
Over the course of his career at Bedford North Lawrence, Bailey was named first team all-state four times and was twice selected Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year. Bailey’s 3,134 career points scored still stands as the most points scored all-time by any Indiana high school player in history.
Following his high school career, Bailey received a full-ride scholarship to play for Indiana University under coach Bob Knight where he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, an All-American his senior year, won the most games in a four-year career, and ranks in the top ten all-time in both scoring and assists.
Former Butler player Travis Trice has also been selected to the Silver Anniversary Team for his performance as a senior at Princeton High School during the 1990 season. Trice was named an Indiana All-Star and led Princeton to back-to-back Big 8 Conference championships and the 1989 sectional title. A two-time all-state selection, Trice was also named all-Big 8 Conference and all-county three times each. Trice finished his high school career with the Princeton career scoring record of 1,222 points. As a senior he averaged nearly a double-double per game with 18.8 ppg, 9.3 apg, 6.3 rpg, and 4.1 spg.
After graduating from Princeton, Trice played two seasons at Purdue and then transferred to Butler for his final two seasons. Trice averaged 15.0 ppg, 5.2 apg and 4.7 rpg and earned team MVP honors as a senior at Butler in the 1994-95 season. Trice made an NCAA Tournament appearance and an NIT appearance while with the Boilermakers and made it to the NIT again while with the Bulldogs.
Trice has been the head boys’ basketball coach at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio for the last seven years where he has accumulated a career record of 132-36. He has been named Coach of the Year five times and has guided his teams to six sectional and two district championships.
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