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D’Mitrik Trice

School

University of Wisconsin

Position
Guard
Major
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (Gr.)

Classroom

Trice is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, earning the recognition the past three seasons (2018, ‘19, ‘20). Trice recently earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in communications arts in the spring of 2020. He is currently enrolled in graduate school studying Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Character

Trice has been a team leader at point guard since stepping onto campus for Wisconsin in 2016. Identified early for his leadership and character, in 2016 Trice became just the fifth true freshman to start a game at Wisconsin since 2000, joining the likes of Sam Dekker, Alando Tucker, Josh Gasser and Devin Harris. Having now played in over 120 career games, including nearly 90 starts, Trice is the most experienced Badger on Wisconsin’s roster this season. Trice has blossomed into one of the Big Ten’s premier point guards, recently heralded as Wisconsin’s “maestro” by Tom Izzo for his leadership and performance.

Community

An active member of the “Badgers Give Back” program, Trice has been a team leader in the community throughout his collegiate career. Trice was a key team leader in the “Wisconsin Shoe Project,” which provides unforgettable moments to transform the lives of youth going through difficult times. The Wisconsin Shoe Project involves a Badger student-athlete meeting with a young Badger fan after select home games and presenting a pair of size-appropriate shoes to the child selected by one of Wisconsin Athletics’ seven community partners. The Wisconsin Shoe Project has its roots in the 2017-18 Badger men’s basketball season, with former All-American Ethan Happ leading the charge. Trice has helped carry on the unifying project, which shows that the power of sports is a perfect conduit for activism and scoial change in communities.

Trice was also part of an initiative started by Wisconsin student-athletes of color to enhance the campus experience for all students of color by providing additional resources and creating a platform for their voices to be heard. Among the initiatives in recent months, the push for change led to: an on-campus rally for unity and equality organized by student-athletes in Septmeber; the creation of an Equity & Diversity Council made up of alumni build to assist with UW Athletics’ Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan; Big Ten voter registration initiative; and partnering with 100 Black Men of Madison to raise funds for technical solutions to assure limited-income families have academic success.

Competition

D’Mitrik Trice has developed into one of the nation’s premier point guards during his time at Wisconsin. A candidate for the 2021 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, Trice was a Third-Team All-Big Ten honoree in 2020 and an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection in 2019.

Trice has climbed the charts in Wisconsin’s record book, rising in several impressive lists. Trice became the first player in Wisconsin program history to amass 1,000 points, 300 rebounds and 300 assists by his junior season. As of Jan. 5, 2021, Trice ranks 32 all-time in scoring (1,156 points); 7th all-time in made career 3-pointers (204); 6th all-time in career assists (344); and 4th all-time in career assist-to-turnover ratio (2.11).

So far this season, Trice leads the Badgers averaging 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, shooting 44 percent from 3-point range. Trice has maintained a 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio in his senior season, all while being the team leader in minutes played.