6’2” 2019 Travion McCray
Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC)
McCray has put up numbers at every stop along the way for numerous years at the varsity level. He has done so with sheer toughness and athleticism, but mainly it has been the chip on his shoulder that he plays with.
McCray is a tough on the ball defender, he picks up his man full court and uses quick feet and his athleticism to direct his man where he wants him to go. He has a strong frame and natural athleticism that just adds on to his basketball instincts.
Offensively, McCray is a tough minded scoring lead guard. He has a tight handle on the ball, both under pressure and in transition, and he has the ability to get to his spots where he is able to score in the mid range, at the rim or beyond the 3-point line.
During his sophomore year McCray averaged 14.8 points, 3.7 boards, 6 assists, 1 steal per game, playing 2A basketball at Timmonsville High School in Timmonsville, South Carolina. Timmonsville is a small town off of I-95 about 20 minutes outside of Florence. His family moved for his junior year and McCray suited up as the starting point guard at West Florence High School, a 5A power and played along side Wake Forest signee Sharone Wright Jr and the schools all time leading scorer Jalen Cameron. For his junior year, McCray averaged 12.1 points, 6.7 boards, 5.2 assists, 2 steals per game. If you notice, McCray really up his tough guy stats, carving himself out a role on that team as a winner.
Due to his lack of exposure, McCray has now transferred up to Village Christian in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Village Christian currently has graduates playing at the likes of Washington State, Air Force, VMI and other colleges across the country. They are also the 2-time defending North Carolina private schools 2A state champions. McCray has reclassified into the 2019 class and he is acting as “the man” on this team. So far, as the featured player he is averaging 21 points, 5.3 assists, 2.7 steals per game. The team is on his shoulders as they jumped out to an early 4-0 start.
McCray’s exposure is sure to boost. They are playing in big event, he is winning state championships and he is playing the lead role on a team which has other Division 1 prospects.
Currently he carries offers from Stetson, Longwood and South Carolina State. That number will continue to grow as he is seen. There is a lot to like with McCray, but without question his tough nature and natural instincts sets him apart.