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Academy standouts play one last game together

By Kevin Eckleberry

keckleberry@civitasmedia.com

LaGrange Academy’s Whit Moreman gets a shot away during a game last season. Moreman played in an all-star game in Augusta. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_moreman.jpgLaGrange Academy’s Whit Moreman gets a shot away during a game last season. Moreman played in an all-star game in Augusta. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
LaGrange Academy’s Will Trotter participated in an all-star game in Augusta. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Trotter.jpgLaGrange Academy’s Will Trotter participated in an all-star game in Augusta. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

AUGUSTA – They got to share the court one last time.

Whit Moreman and Will Trotter, teammates on the LaGrange Academy basketball team the past two seasons, were both selected to play in an all-star game that was held in Augusta last week.

The game pitted private-school players from Georgia and South Carolina against each other, and it was the South Carolina team getting the win.

Trotter is a guard who was a part of the LaGrange Academy program for five years, while Moreman, a standout post player, was a Warrior for the past two seasons.

Trotter and Moreman helped lead the Warriors to the GISA Class AA elite eight last season.

“Whit played well,” LaGrange Academy head coach Britt Gaylor said. “I think he had 12 points. Big guys don’t get to touch the ball that much in those games, so he had a lot of offensive rebounds. It was a good experience for both of them, and it was good for them to end their season like that.”

While Moreman was exclusively a basketball player at LaGrange Academy, Trotter was also a soccer standout, and he helped the Warriors win a state championship last fall.

“Will’s one of those guys that’s been playing in GISA for five years now, and he kind of just earned his way onto (the all-star team) this year,” Gaylor said. “And Whit just had a dominant year. It was good for them to make it, and good for the school. I was proud of them for putting in the work.”

The 6-foot-9 Moreman will be playing college basketball somewhere, he just hasn’t decided where.

“I think in a couple of weeks, he’ll be ready to make a decision,” Gaylor said. “I know he’s got some visits and stuff. He’s still wide open, trying to find out what’s going to be the best place. He needs to get on a campus somewhere and figure out what he likes. He’ll end up making the right decision. With him, he wants to develop a relationship with a coach. He wants to make a connection. I think he’s trying to find that right now.”

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