SMU lands second 2017 basketball commitment in three-star PF Everett Ray

SMU Basketball earned another commitment for its 2017 class late last week, the program’s second commitment in a ten day stretch.

Everett Ray, a 6-7 power forward from Addison, Texas, announced his commitment to SMU on Thursday morning via his Twitter account.

Ray is currently homeschooled and played his junior season with the CHANT homeschool sports organization. He formerly played for Trinity Christian Academy in Addison. According to his MaxPreps profile, Ray averaged 20 points per game in his junior season with CHANT.

Everett Ray currently plays for the CHANT homeschool sports organization and previously played for Trinity Christian Academy. Photo credit: @EverettRay1 Twitter Account


Ray is a three-star prospect in’s composite rankings. He garnered interest from a variety of programs before deciding to play on The Hilltop. According to 247Sports, Ray chose SMU over offers from Arkansas, Houston, TCU, Tulsa, Stephen F. Austin, Boise State, Central Michigan, Furman, Lehigh and Pepperdine, as well as offers from Ivy League schools including Brown and Princeton.

Ray is SMU’s first commitment from Texas in the 2017 class. He joins three-star point guard Elijah Landrum, who committed to SMU earlier this month. Both are expected to sign their letters of intent this coming November.

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