AURORA | A profile look at Eaglecrest senior Joshua Ray who is on the roster of Team East for the 1 p.m. A-Town All-Star Boys Game on March 18, 2023, at Eaglecrest High School (purchase tickets, here):

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports


School: Eaglecrest High School

Year: Senior

Height: 6-foot-5

2022-23 averages: 10.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks

Season highlights: The Raptors had a rollercoaster ride of a season that included several highs (including a win over Class 6A No. 1 seed Mountain Vista and two against fifth-seeded Smoky Hill) and some lows as well, but coach Jarris Krapcha’s team still managed to make it to the Sweet 16 before a loss to eventual state champion Denver East. To compliment an outstanding backcourt, Eaglecrest had an active set of frontcourt players that included Ray, who played his way to an All-Centennial League second team selection. He tied for team-high honors with 8.4 rebounds per contest and hauled in a season-high 16 in a win over Brighton, which was one of nine games in which he had double-digit boards. Ray also scored in double figures 13 times topped by a 22-point effort in the Raptors’ upset win over top-ranked Mountain Vista. He finished with five double-doubles and missed another by one rebound and he led his team in blocked shots per game. Ray earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.

Ray vs. Aurora teams: vs. Overland (15 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks); vs. Cherokee Trail (8 points, 11 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists); vs. Grandview (10 points, 10 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (20 points, 10 rebounds)

Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...

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