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Ray signs with Virginia Intermont

Cocke County High School senior Jordan Ray (front row, second from right) signed with Virginia Intermont College last week. Joining Ray at her signing ceremony are at front, from left, Vondle James, Virginia Intermont coach Jaclyn Dickens, Ray and Terry James. At rear (from left) are CCHS principal Dr. Marvin Stewart, Lady Red basketball coach Jeremy Byrd, Teshia Thornton, Scottie Thornton, Terra Ray and Brooke Ray.
Published: 7:43 PM, 05/10/2013 Last updated: 7:49 PM, 05/10/2013

Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—One of the more unheralded players in District 2-AAA girls basketball this past season has made a decision to play basketball at the collegiate level.

Cocke County High School senior Jordan Ray, who was a member of the All-District 2-AAA Tournament team this past season, recently signed scholarship papers to continue her basketball and education at Virginia Intermont College.

Ray, who played the last two years in a Lady Red uniform and was instrumental in taking the Lady Red to its first District 2-AAA regular season and tournament championships in over 20 years this past season, said that picking Virginia Intermont seemed like a good fit for her.

"When I went up there and watched them play - I liked the way they do things up there," Ray said. "I like the way they play.

"It just seems like a good fit and I feel like I should go up there," Ray said.

For the full story, see the May 11-12 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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