The metro-Detroit community and Michiganders as a whole are still coming to terms with the horrific act of violence earlier this month at Oxford High School that saw a troubled student gun down four of his classmates and injure several more.
It especially hit close to home for Oakland Golden Grizzlies freshman Trey Townsend, an Oxford High School graduate. Prior to his team's matchup at Little Caesars Arena against the Michigan State Spartans, he addressed the crowd and stated that they were dedicating the game to the Oxford community, and requested a moment of silence:
Oakland forward and Oxford native Trey Townsend spoke prior to the National Anthem and dedicated tonight’s matchup to the people of Oxford in the wake of this month’s tragic events. pic.twitter.com/SSCrhiny6C
— Sean Reider (@lenaweereider) December 22, 2021