Friday, October 21, 2016

2017 PF RaiQuan Gray trimmed his list of school’s down on Thursday and the Mountaineers made the cut for one of the top players in this class.

Gray at 6’8 235 lbs out of Dillard High School (FL), is considered a dominate force in the paint. After a junior season where he averaged 16 PPG and 12 RPG and was named to the Florida All State team he has seen his recruitment increase significantly. Now heading into his senior season, Gray is faced with narrowing down where he will play college basketball and WVU sticks out to him. “I like the style they play and how the program is on the rise, I want to be apart of that,” Gray said when asked what he liked about WVU.

Gray says that WVU offered him in May and he has begun building a good relationship with assistant coach Larry Harrison that is about more than just basketball. “A big reason that I left WVU on my list is the relationship that I have built with Coach Harrison. He’s a good dude and we are able to talk about more than just basketball.”

While Gray and Harrison are building a relationship beyond basketball, Coach Huggins is also joining the pursuit of Gray. “Coach Huggins has called me a couple times and he tells me that he likes me a lot and he would love to have me at WVU. We also are able to discuss more than just basketball so that relationship is starting to build up as well.”

Gray plans a visit to WVU this summer to check out the campus and continue to build his relationship with the coaching staff. Gray is rated as a 4 star recruit among all recruiting services and is ranked among the top power forwards in the nation.