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Wed. November 13, 2013 | Matt Baker | Email

Texas Tech basketball lands Berkeley G Justin Gray

TAMPA – Berkeley Prep guard Justin Gray didn’t know what to expect when he boarded his flight to Texas Tech a few weeks ago.

He had never visited the Lone Star State, and the three-star recruit had visions of Lubbock as an old country, Western town.

“Once I landed there, it was the total opposite,” Gray said.

Gray committed soon after, and he made his pledge official Wednesday by signing with the Red Raiders during a ceremony at his high school.

Gray  - one of the state’s top 20 prospects, according to 247Sports, averaged 15 points, 3.1 assists and 7.9 rebounds last season for the Class 4A region finalists. The 6-foot-4, all-county guard said his athleticism and physical style will help him run the break and create openings for his teammates under legendary coach Tubby Smith.

“It’s gonna be a heck of an experience,” Gray said of playing for Smith, who coached Kentucky to the 1998 national title. “I think he’s gonna turn me into the best player I can be possibly and ultimately get me to the next level, where I want to go, and teach me how to be a young man.”

Gray plans to study exercise science at Texas Tech.

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