The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at D1 prospect 6’2 PG Travion McCray. McCray checks in at no. 18 in our most recent North Carolina 2019 rankings. http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2019-north-carolina-rankings/
We have seen Travion countless times this season and each time we come away impressed. We’re talking about a tough, gritty, hard-nosed and athletic point guard that plays both ends of the court. One thing is for certain, you never have to coach effort or energy. Travion competes at the highest level and has a “never quite attitude” and approach to the game. In speaking with head coach Kurtis Darden, he stated the following. “Travion is a lead guard that is very good off the bounce, especially with the ball in his hands. He has the ability to slide to the off guard position since he has the ability to catch and shoot so effectively. While he is an outstanding offensive player, the most impressive thing is his commitment to defense. By far, Travion is one of the best defensive guards I’ve ever coach. I really believe he is the best defensive guard in the state. Wherever he goes, the coach will have a hard time keeping him off the floor due to his competitiveness.”
Travion currently sports offers from Western Carolina, USC-Upstate, Radford, Campbell and South Carolina State. Right now, Travion is wide open and is concentration on finishing his sensor season. Currently, Travion is averaging an impressive 19.3 PPG, 4.7 APG, 5.4 RPG and 2 SPG. The two-way point guard is definitely getting it done on both ends of the court.
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