Ray, rebounding lead Haverford School over Friends’ Central

Christian Ray (above) had 22 points and 18 rebounds as Haverford topped Friends’ Central on Thursday. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

By Josh Verlin

Christian Ray caught a bug over the summer, and the rest of his Haverford School teammates have picked it up.

In July, Ray was brought up to the senior team of the Team Philly AAU program, the K-Low Elite squad which played on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit. There, he learned that just because he stood at 6-foot-5, he wasn’t going to be able to be the dominant force he’d been in two years at Octorara and on the younger levels of AAU basketball.

The program’s director, Lonnie Lowry, and K-Low Elite head coach Kyle Sample instilled in Ray the mindset he needed.

“They’re the ones who told me you see the ball, get it,” Ray said. “It doesn’t matter what’s in front of you, just grab it with your hands and fight for everything you could get.”

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