Mulvane’s Trey Abasolo approaching history for undefeated Wildcats

Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 10:36 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - At 7-0, Mulvane basketball is off to its best start since 1958. The Wildcats are led by senior Trey Abasolo, who averages 22 points a night and is third on Mulvane’s all-time career scoring list.

“We have a lot of guys that love to compete and love to play basketball,” said Trey.  That put together has helped us a lot.”

The Southwestern commit is 203 points away from becoming the all-time leading scorer, a legacy he hopes to leave at the program that raised him.

“I have been a part of this program since I was a little kid, my dad has been a coach for as long as I can remember,” he said. “I’ve always been at practices and around this team so to leave a mark on the program as a team and as an individual feels good.”

Mike Abasolo, also Wildcat alumni, has been a coach at Mulvane for 13 years and the head coach for the last six.

With both Trey and his younger son Kaiden, a freshman forward, on the court, it’s a season he said he’ll always cherish.

“I love being able to coach them, I love being around them and it’s so special to have them both playing at the same time together,” Mike said. “The fact that we are having success this early does make it even better.  It’s just the beginning but at the same time it’s all the work and effort they’ve put in and as a group they just have great chemistry.”

Growing up, Kaiden said his brother has always been an inspiration to him.

“It’s been cool to see how he’s done it and the way he’s done it.  He comes out before and after practice when no one knows,” Kaiden said. “I’ve just been able to see how hard he had to work to get to that point.”

Trey is in second place for the most points scored in program history in an individual season with 504 as a junior. His season-high 40 points against Rose Hill this year is the second-highest points in an individual game in Mulvane history.

“A lot of it has to do with my teammates because when I’m hot they know I’m hot and set screens to get me the ball and that has contributed to our success,” Trey said.

Mulvane hasn’t won a state basketball title since 1984, but Trey said his ultimate goal is to help lead his team back to the championship.

“We want to win the state championship. That’s been our goal as a team since the beginning.”

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