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BJ Davis-Ray Q&A

Updated: Mar 20

After making the jump from Lake Highlands, Texas, to Link Academy in Branson, Missouri following a standout summer playing up for Team Griffin 16s, BJ Davis-Ray has quickly carved out a role on one of the absolute best teams in the country. BJ has developed into a consensus top-20 recruit in the class of 2025, and has been feilding plenty of high major interest.

BJ hopped on Zoom with Pro Insight’s Alex Brown to discuss his basketball journey, personality, recruitment, mentality, motivation, goals, and much more.

For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2025 prospect BJ Davis-Ray, from Dallas, Texas:

Pro Insight: Talk about your basketball journey — how did you get to where you are today?

BJ Davis-Ray: Man, I feel like I came up a long way with basketball, like I put in a lot of work. I started playing when I was like 6 or 7, and I played multiple sports growing up and just leaned towards the basketball way, and I'm here now.

PI: What other sports did you play growing up?

BDR: I played football and ran track. I played quarterback and receiver, and I kind of like receiving more cuz I love to catch. In track I was pretty good, I actually went to nationals a few times and medaled in multiple events.

PI: What age were you when you did that?

BDR: I've been running track since I was 8, and I had to stop when I was around like 13.

PI: What events did you medal in?

BDR: I medaled in the multis and the hurdles.

PI: What ultimately led to you choosing basketball?

BDR: I just felt like, you know, I kind of grew out of football, like I really grew out of it, like I got too long for it. I don't know, I just fell in love you know, I just always wanted to be in the gym, I love to shoot, I love to watch it as well.

PI: What are your current measurements and where does that size come from?

BDR: I'm actually I'm 6’6” with a 6’10” wingspan, and I weigh 180 pounds. I guess I get it from my mom, she's like 5’7” so her side of the family, for sure. My dad is 6’3”.

PI: How many siblings do you have?

BDR: I have two younger siblings — one boy and one girl.

PI: Are there any other athletes in the family?

BDR: My little sister, she runs track and plays basketball too. My mom was a big time track athlete, and my dad played football and basketball in high school.

PI: Let's talk about your game — what are some strengths of yours?

BDR: I feel like I'm a three-level scorer, I shoot the ball very well, and create my own shot. I feel like I can guard at a very high level, as well.

PI: How about some improvement areas?

BDR: I feel like I can get better in pick-and-roll reads, you know coming off screens with more pace and just making passes out of the pick-and-roll, for sure.

PI: What are you doing to work on those?

BDR: You know just ball handling too, you know that's very important as well, just watching a lot of film with my coaches and getting better with the little things.

PI: Do you mostly watch film on yourself or is there anyone you study or model your game after?

BDR: I do a little bit of both — like I love to watch Paul George and Devin Booker, how they create their shots and their pace, they have very good pace.

PI: What would you say are some underrated aspects of your game?

BDR: I feel like my passing, like I feel like that’s very underrated for me.