The Race for Mr. Basketball: Ray J Dennis

High School
Illinois

Posted On: 10/10/18 3:00 PM

In this series we take a look at the potential candidates for Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois for this upcoming season.  Here we profile Oswego East senior combo guard Ray J Dennis.

 

Profile:

Dennis is a smooth lead guard that put himself on the map in a major way during his spring and summer on the travel team circuit.  Plus jump shooter on the perimeter that gets his shot off with ease from mid-range and three.  Moved into the top 10 overall prospects in the 2019 class with his play over the summer.  Committed to Boise State.

 

Odds to Win:

25/1

 

Why He Can Win:

Oswego East could be one of the teams that makes the biggest jumps this season.  Dennis will team up in the backcourt with Demari Grant for one of the best combos in the state.  There will be a ton of buzz around this program this year which will definitely help Dennis.

 

Obstacles to Win:

To be honest most that follow high school basketball in the Chicagoland area don’t even know Dennis heading into the season.  He garnered most of his attention on the travel team circuit which most voters don’t follow as closely as we do.