Cincinnati State shooting guard Winston Grays has committed to join the James Madison basketball team, he announced Sunday on Twitter.
Here is Grays' tweet, from his account (@W_Grays23): "I would like to thank all the coaches that have showed interest in me. However, i have decided to attend James Madison University #GoDukes"
In a telephone interview, Grays said he visited JMU last week, scrimmaged with the team and immediately felt a bond with the players.
“The campus, the people, the town – it’s a real college town – I just loved everything about it,” he said.
Grays, who has two years of collegiate eligibility remaining, averaged 20.2 points per game this past season with Surge, shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound scorer won the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference's Player of the Year award in addition to being named a Division II junior-college first-team All-American. He said he expects to start next season for JMU.
Grays -- who said he chose JMU over offers from IUPUI and Eastern Kentucky -- fills one of the three open scholarship slots left behind by former Madison players Charles Cooke, Taylor Bessick and Tom Rivard, all of whom were given their release from the program this offseason.