RayJ Dennis Transfers to Baylor MBB

RayJ Dennis
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Thanks to an extremely talented coaching staff (looking at Director of Recruiting Operations Jason Smith!!), the Baylor Men’s Basketball team is adding extraordinary talent from high schools and the transfer portal to their now semi-depleted roster! In the past couple of months, Gs Keyonte George and Adam Flagler declared their intention to enter the 2023 NBA Draft and Gs LJ Cryer and Dale Bonner transferred to Houston and Ohio State, respectively. Thankfully the Bears are bringing in young, fresh talent in the form of star Gs Miro Little and Ja’Kobe Walter along with sophomore G Jayden Nunn who transferred from VCU and now, senior G RayJ Dennis: unanimous MAC Player of the Year from Toledo. RayJ Dennis spent his first year at Boise State and played most of his collegiate career at Toledo, picking Baylor as his senior spot over Utah, Michigan, Illinois, and others. In his last year at Toledo where he earned the MAC Player of the Year award, Dennis averaged 19.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists while shooting 48.4% (265 of 547) of field goals, 36.6% (53 of 145) of 3s, and 76.9% (100 of 130) of free throws. According to Baylor Athletics’ Jerry Hill (papa), “Dennis was integral in helping the Rockets match a school record with 27 wins, leading the conference in assists per game (5.8) and ranking 10th in the country in assist-turnover ratio. He scored in double figures in all 35 games to finish second in school history with 683 points, while his 202 assists were third-most in Rocket history.”

On RayJ’s transfer, head coach Scott Drew said “RayJ is a proven winner. He buoyed Toledo to a conference title on his way to earning MAC Player of the Year and has a great reputation for being an unselfish teammate. I know the Baylor Family will enjoy watching him compete every night, and our staff is looking forward to having him join our team.” Dennis added “It was all about the fit and how good of a job coach Drew does with his guards.”

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