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Wayne’s Trey Landers signs with Dayton Flyers

Wayne’s Trey Landers, left, races up court in a state semifinal game against Lakewood St. Edward at OSU’s Schottenstein Center on Friday, March 27, 2015. Marc Pendleton/Staff
Wayne’s Trey Landers, left, races up court in a state semifinal game against Lakewood St. Edward at OSU’s Schottenstein Center on Friday, March 27, 2015. Marc Pendleton/Staff

Wayne High School senior Trey Landers, a 6-foot-5 guard, signed his national letter of intent to play for the Dayton Flyers on Thursday.

Landers verbally committed to Dayton in March. He will join former Wayne teammate Xeyrius Williams, now a Dayton freshman, when he joins the program next year.

“We are excited to add Trey to the program,” Dayton coach Archie Miller said in a press release. “I’ve developed a ton of respect for coach (Travis) Trice and his program. I love the culture he creates for his kids. When we were recruiting Xeyrius and watching their young guys in the tournament, it became obvious that Trey was our kind of guy. He brings a toughness and attitude to competition we love, and his size and athleticism on the perimeter is going to give us a physical defender and versatile offensive player. He’s already 6-5, 220 which is what we want in our bigger guards.”

Landers is the only member of Dayton’s class of 2016 so far. The Flyers have one scholarship open in 2016-17 unless senior forward Dyshawn Pierre returns to the team, sits out this year and plays his final season in 2016-17.

Landers averaged 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds last season, helping lead Wayne to the state championship. Wayne ranks ninth in the USA Today Super 25 poll this season.

“Winning is everything to him,” Miller said. “With Wayne already having a state title, and them gearing up for another run, they will have a target on their backs. That will put him in a ‘big game’ mode all the time. That will only help him, and down the road, help us. As a person, very few kids have had the connection he has had with our staff going through the recruiting process. He will bring a vibrant personality to our team — someone that’s excited for everything he has at his fingertips. We look forward to developing him on and off the court.”