Braylon Rayson, a three-year starter for the Central Michigan Chippewas, has signed with the Windsor Express of the National Basketball League of Canada.
The announcement was made via press release Friday afternoon.
Rayson was a steady and reliable option for the Chippewas, making the all-MAC Third Team twice. He currently holds the school’s all-time record for three-point shots made (271) and attempted (768,) while also finishing third on the all-time overall scoring list with 1,888 points over his four-year career.
Rayson, a five-foot-nine, 190 lb. guard, primarily played from the two spot as CMU’s primary scoring option prior to the arrival of Marcus Keene. Rayson and Keene proved to be quite the dynamic duo in the 2016-2017 campaign, helping lead the Chippewas to the third-most productive offense in the country with an average of 88.3 points per game.
Rayson himself had a great year as a secondary option, scoring 21.4 points per game (good for second on the team) and collecting 4.3 rebounds per game, which is a sizeable number considering his height. Rayson is also a productive free point shooter, knocking down 81.5 percent of his throws from the charity stripe.
The Windsor Express are in the process of completing a roster for the 2017-2018 campaign, looking to improve upon a 25-22 record from last season. The Express finished second in their division to the eventual NBL champion London (Ont.) Lightning and third overall in the league table.
The Express averaged 102.2 points per game in 2016-2017 and the hope is that Rayson can add a much-needed spark to the Express offense. The guard, nicknamed McBaskets, is certainly up to the task as this highlight tape will show.
The NBL season starts in November with training camps.