Pawnee’s Trent Hixon – Character Counts Presented by Cowboy Driving Academy

By Ryan Stone

The Pawnee Character Counts honor goes to Trent Hixon, a junior on the boys’ basketball team. He played a little last season on a Pawnee team that went 22-6 but lost in regionals. As a junior this season more will be expected of Hixon.

“My role is to score and create more for my teammates and help us get good shots. Also helping on defense,” said Hixon.

To prepare for his larger role this season Hixon put in a lot of work this offseason.

“I spent a lot of time in the gym,” said Hixon, “lifted in the weight room and did a lot of shooting and drills with my coach, I spent a lot of time just improving overall.”

Coming off a disappointing end to last season Hixon and Pawnee have big goals for this season.

“Our main goal as a team is to make it to state this season, to do that we’ll have to play well as a team and play better defensively. We’re a good offensive team, but our defense struggles at times,” said Hixon.

Trent is someone who shows his character on and off the court.

“Character to me is how somebody is viewed;” said Hixon, “it’s based on how you act like being kind to others and being yourself.”

Outside of basketball Hixon is also a star on the golf course. He’s the one bag for Pawnee and finished 21stat State last season. He also gets it done in the classroom and is a member of the Beta Club.