Trinity Grambusch

Posted On: 06/30/20 11:03 AM

As good as she is already, there might not be a player in all of Colorado with more untapped potential than Trinity GrambuschTrinityGrambusch5'11" | PGSmoky Hill | 2021StateCO.

The soon-to-be Smoky Hill senior has all the tools, including incredible length to match her 5-foot-11 frame, excellent ball-handling skills that make her a uniquely tall and versatile point guard, a solid shooting stroke and a high basketball IQ. Grambusch, however, was also limited by injuries throughout a critical junior season in 2019-20 and, like many others, thus far hasn’t been able to make up for that lack of exposure because of the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out the 2020 club season.

But when prep basketball returns to Colorado, expect Grambusch to hit the ground running and play like she has something to prove.

“I’m excited so I’m just getting ready,” Grambusch said. “I think I can bring a lot of positivity and teamwork to a team and help out in a lot of ways, so I want to show that when I get the chance. I try to make my teammates better when I’m on the court and off it, and I think next season is going to be a good one.”

. The soon-to-be Smoky Hill senior has all the tools, including incredible length to match her 5-foot-11 frame, excellent ball-handling skills that make her a uniquely tall and versatile point guard, a solid shooting stroke and a high basketball IQ. Grambusch, however, was also limited by injuries throughout a critical junior season in 2019-20 and, like many others, thus far hasn’t been able to make up for that lack of exposure because of the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out the 2020 club season. But when prep basketball returns to Colorado, expect Grambusch to hit the ground running and play like she has something to prove. “I’m excited so I’m just getting ready,” Grambusch said. “I think I can bring a lot of positivity and teamwork to a team and help out in a lot of ways, so I want to show that when I get the chance. I try to make my teammates better when I’m on the court and off it, and I think next season is going to be a good one.” [caption id="attachment_183413" align="alignright" width="300"] [player_tooltip player_id="116800" first="Trinity" last="Grambusch"] A handful of college programs have contacted Grambusch’s club coach, Sandy Zimmerman of the Colorado Lady Lightning. But until recently, her recruitment has been slow. That is partially a result of Grambusch being limited to 14 of the 23 games Smoky Hill played last high school season because she broke her shooting hand at practice early in the campaign. After rehabbing rigorously to return, Grambusch still averaged 14 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 1.4 assists and nearly a blocked shot per game while playing in a loaded Centennial League that has produced the state champions in both 5A and 4A for several years running. She went 77 for 177 (44 percent) from the field and 18 for 55 (33 percent) from 3-point range. Smoky Hill went 4-19 last winter and was 2-0 when Grambusch scored 24 points or more, which she did against both Overland and Gateway. “For my senior year, I just want to do better than years before,” Grambusch said. “I just want to grind and put more work in to get people to notice me and what I can do. I missed a bunch of games last season when I broke my hand but I did a lot of physical therapy and everything I could. It was a little tender at first when I came back but it’s good to go now so I’m ready.” Grambusch definitely has the natural athleticism to play at the next level. She is close to grabbing the rim and routinely slaps the backboard on layups in practice, according to Smoky Hill head coach Rick Harris. The lengthy guard has unexpected speed and quickness, and can finish in a variety of ways around the rim. She can finish through contact but is still on the skinnier side, and Grambusch could benefit from adding some strength through weight training. But that improvement is on the short list of steps forward that could help Grambusch solidify her position among the truly elite prospects in Colorado. “I think Trinity is very unique in that she has a tremendous amount of potential,” Harris said. “She’s long, lanky and has great ball-handling skills. She’s also a lot more athletic than people know because she doesn’t really reveal that in her style of play. Trinity is a player who is just a few little things clicking away from reaching her potential, which will be a very good player wherever she ends up.”

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