Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Former Central Michigan basketball standout Braylon Rayson has signed with the Windsor Express of the National Basketball League of Canada.
“We’re very proud of Braylon,” CMU coach Keno Davis said. “Not only was he able able to get his degree at CMU after four years., but he also has the opportunity to continue to pursue his dream of playing professionally.”
The NBL of Canada comprises 10 teams based Canadian cities in Ontario and the Maritime provinces.
Rayson, a native of Dallas, earned his bachelor of arts degree in 2017 with a major in sport management. He closed an outstanding career in 2016-17 as one of the most prolific scorers in CMU history.
The 5-foot-9 guard ranks third in career scoring with 1,885 points and first in 3-pointers made (271) and 3-pointers attempted (768). His 679 points during the 2016-17 season is the fourth-highest single-season total in CMU history.
Rayson combined with Marcus Keene last season to form the highest-scoring guard duo in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. The pair combined to average 51.2 points per game as the Chippewas finished third in the nation with an 88.3 points-per-game average.
Rayson, a two-time Third Team All-MAC selection, is one of five former Chippewas who is now playing professionally. The others are Chris Fowler (Germany), Kyle Randall (Serbia), Rayshawn Simmons (Hungary) and Keene (Italy).
The Chippewas open the 2017-18 season on Nov. 10 at McGuirk Arena against Siena Heights.