SMU Basketball earned another commitment for its 2017 class late last week, the program’s second commitment in a ten day stretch.
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— ♕Everett♕ (@EverettRay1) September 22, 2016
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.
Ray is a three-star prospect in 247Sports.com’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.