Midwest City’s JD Ray – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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By Kelsey Baucom

JD Ray grew up watching his older brothers play basketball and by the time he was four or five years old, he was joining in. Ray has looked up to his brothers from a young age and continues to do so now.

“My brothers are my role models and they taught me to never be satisfied and always work to become the best I can be in whatever I do,” he said.

The Midwest City guard is the only senior and the only returning starter for the Bombers this season, which means he’s naturally a leader for the team. Head coach Dewayne Bradley is proud to have him on the team.

“JD makes everyone around him better,” said Coach Bradley. “He leads us in a great way on and off the court.”

JD Ray-Midwest City

Ray strives to maintain a level of character in basketball that includes being a good teammate and a respectful opponent.

“Good character means having good sportsmanship and on the court it means don’t have dirty plays and always have respect,” he said.

Ray says that one of his favorite things about playing for his high school is that Midwest City is “always the underdog” so it makes them want to prove themselves even more. This year, the Bombers started off the season with a hot streak, winning their first 10 games straight. Whatever improvements the team needs to make, Ray is confident that Midwest City will be a team to watch during the playoffs.

“The season has been great,” he said. “Still have stuff to work on but it’ll all get better when it comes to playoff time.”

After high school Ray wants to continue playing basketball on a collegiate level.


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