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Player Profile: Redford Thurston’s Ray Croon

23 Apr

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Big, athletic scorer that can go off at any time for double digit scoring night.  Creates mis-match problems for smaller guards when playing the point.  Nice bounce and rebounding ability.

With a big summer in the EYBL, Ray could very well turn into a highly ranked prospect.  Right now with interest  coming from MAC schools.  Ray expects an offer to come really soon.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Name, AAU team, weight, height, position, and graduation year?

Ray Croon: Ray Croon, The Family, 6’5″, 170 lbs, SG, 2014.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Athletes you model your game after?

Ray Croon: Jamal Crawford, and Kevin Durant.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What was the best game you had this year?

Ray Croon: I had 38 points against Lake Shore in three quarters and sat the fourth quarter.  Also had six dunks that game.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some strengths you have to your overall game?

Ray Croon: I have a high IQ, I shoot really good and I’m very athletic.  I can also create a shot very easy.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some up and coming areas of your game?

Ray Croon: Me playing more of the point guard because I can handle the ball very well now.  Also I’m quick on my feet for rebounds.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some goals you have set for this off-season?

Ray Croon: Get some high major offers, move up in that ranking list, go to all of those exposure camps.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: How much does playing with The Family going to elevate your game playing the EYBL?

Ray Croon: It will a lot because it’s a high level game that I like to play.  And it makes me wanna work harder and it makes me more hungry.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Could you describe your relationship with some your teammates like Edmond Sumner, Yante Maten, and Aaron Foster-Smith?

Ray Croon: We have a great relationship.  We are learning each others game and are building our chemistry.  But we are like brothers already.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some dream schools for you?

Ray Croon: Michigan, Syracuse, or Baylor.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some schools that have shown interest in you so far?

Ray Croon: Kent State, U of D (Mercy), Eastern Michigan, a ton of d2 schools.  Also Akron.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What do you think you can bring to a team at the next level?

Ray Croon: I can bring them someone who will be a lockdown defender, put points up, rebound and get WINS. I’ll sacrifice my body when needed.  I’m also a great leader I learn fast too.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What would you say to a college coach on why they should want you for their team?

Ray Croon: I would tell them that I will do whatever it take.  I’ll always give 110% and I will improve.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Lastly, what is a fun/interesting fact about you?

Ray Croon: No comment.

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