The Baylor Bears extended a new offer this weekend to unranked forward Raiquan Gray. The 6-foot-8 forward from Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently popped up on the Bears radar due to a recent coaching change.
Gray had previously been linked to Kansas State, with Alvin Brooks III leading the way on his recruitment. On April 8th, Brooks was announced as the newest assistant coach for Scott Drew, replacing Grant McCasland who left to be the head coach at Arkansas State. Gray came to Waco to check out the Bears, and left with an offer.
Florida State recently offered Gray joining Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson and others. Gray profiles as more of a power forward at the college level, with some ability to slide up to small forward. Baylor is looking at restocking the post positions in the 2017 class, with 4-star forward Tristan Clark already verbally committed.
According to sources, Gray really enjoyed his visit. A decision could be coming soon, especially as Gray makes it home to think about things. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
Smooth playmaker with the ball, Gray profiles as a playmaking forward at a high major school. Good ball-handling and passing abilities from his sturdy 6-foot-8 frame. At 235 pounds already, Gray has the body to play immediately. Keeps his eyes up when attacking the basket and is good at finishing with his right hand. Still developing his post-up game, but the foundation is there to be at least solid. Needs more consistent jump shot, but has potential to be solid from 3-point range. More of a solid athlete than a pure leaper.