Bears sign Bullitt East standout

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The latest signee for the University of Pikeville men’s basketball program is a senior guard who had unprecedented success at Bullitt East High School.

Tray Rakes, a 5-10 point guard from Mt. Washington, has signed a scholarship agreement with Coach Kelly Wells’ program.

Rakes averaged 9.3 points and 5.5 assists per game as a senior for the Chargers, who were 29-5 last season and won the 24th District championship before falling to Pleasure Ridge Park in the Region 6 semifinals.

Rakes, whose buzzer-beater in the 6th Region championship over PRP was the No. 1 play on ESPN’s Top 10, was a part of 108 wins in four seasons at Bullitt East.

“This young man is a winner,” said Wells. “You just can’t teach that. He knows how to win and how to lead a team in the right direction. He has an innate ability to put his team in a position to win basketball games and we’re thrilled to add him to our UPike family.”

Rakes scored 1,022 points in high school and ranked second on the school’s all-time list for assists with 590 and is third in school history with 262 steals. He was named to the Courier-Journal All-State Honorable-Mention team two times.

A three-time all-district pick, Rakes was twice named first-team all-region and was the 2012 Region 6 tournament co-MVP.

Last summer, Rakes placed for the Kentucky Junior All-Stars.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206525361 - wkyt.com/a?a=206525361
Gray Television, Inc.