Unlike many siblings who are close in age, Trey and Taryn Griffey get along well -- aside from the occasional argument, of course. Trey credits Taryn with helping make him a better player. He can compete with her in most sports, he says, but not in basketball.
“That’s her advantage sport. So we play it a lot,” says Trey. “We used to play Knockout, H.O.R.S.E., do a lot of stuff. She gets me all the time. We’ll play Around the World, and I’ll usually get to like the fifth shot and just stay there, while she’ll just go around the whole thing and then start laughing. And then she’ll miss the last shot on purpose, so she can go to the beginning and around again, just to make me feel bad.”
Trey punctuates this last line with a laugh, but he’s serious about his sister’s talent.
“She’s determined. She’s young but she’s played against kids older than her, so once she gets to her senior year, I don’t think anybody’s going to be able to stop her, honestly,” he says. “She proved to everybody this year that even though she’s young and she’s small, she can shoot. I believe she can outplay basically anybody.”
This story originally appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of ESPNHS Girl magazine. Click here to subscribe.