Utah Valley University’s head coach, Todd Phillips, recently announced the signing of Trevin Dorius, the former starting center for Utah State, who has officially transferred to Utah Valley and will be joining the Wolverines for the upcoming season.
Coach Phillips expressed his enthusiasm about Dorius joining the team, stating, “Trevin is not only a highly skilled player but also possesses exceptional character and energy. We believe he will make an immediate impact in the Western Athletic Conference.” Phillips further emphasized Dorius’s role as a pivotal figure, expecting him to excel on both ends of the court. With his shot-blocking abilities and athleticism, Dorius is anticipated to captivate the fans while upholding the university’s impressive tradition of great big men.
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Standing at an impressive 7 feet 1 inch and weighing 240 pounds, Dorius had a notable performance as Utah State’s starting center in the previous season. Throughout the course of 35 games, he averaged 5.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1 block per game. In the Mountain West Conference, he ranked eighth in blocks per game. Dorius showcased his offensive prowess on multiple occasions, reaching double figures in scoring six times. His best performance came against Air Force on February 14, where he scored a career-high 17 points. Additionally, he consistently demonstrated his rebounding abilities, securing at least five rebounds in 12 games, with a season-high of nine against SMU on December 23. Impressively, Dorius also exhibited his shot-blocking skills in nine games, recording multiple blocks.
Having spent four seasons with Utah State, Dorius amassed significant experience, playing in a total of 115 games. Throughout his collegiate career, he maintained averages of 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks per game. Notably, he boasted an impressive field goal percentage of nearly 56% during his time with the Aggies.
Dorius will step in immediately to fill the shoes of Aziz Bandaogo, the standout center from Senegal, that the Wolverines lost to the transfer portal this offseason.
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