Gray Collegiate wins basketball tournament in Virgin Islands

The GCA team, coaches and school staff in the Virgin Islands.

The Gray Collegiate Academy (GCA) Boys finished 4-0 at the I.A.A./McDonald’s MLK National Invitational Basketball Tournament held in the Virgin Islands. Gray’s Executive Director Todd Helms issued a press release Wednesday. GCA is a charter school in West Columbia.

The War Eagles  won four games over three days including the championship game Monday morning against Ivanna Eudora Kean. GCA defeated the Devil Rays 71-60 to claim the tournament title.

Virgin Islands Lt. Governor Osbert Potter presented the trophy and medals to the War Eagles following the victory. Teams in the tournament came from St.Thomas, St. John’s and St. Croix along with Gray from the US.

GCA Freshman Juwan Gary was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after averaging 14 points per contest. Gary is considered by many to be one of the top players nationally in the Class of 2019. Khalil Robinson was given the sportsmanship award for his performance at the event. Robinson is another freshman on the GCA squad.
Gray is currently ranked No. 2 in the Midlands with a 16-2 record.  The War Eagles are scheduled to face Camden Military at home Thursday, Jan. 21.

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