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Grayer has successful trip to Arkansas
George Mason guard Jaire Grayer (5) attempts to drive past the defense of Louisville forward V.J. King (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Graduate-transfer guard Jaire Grayer and his parents wrapped up an official visit to Arkansas on Tuesday.
“The visit was great, the campus as well and the city was amazing,” Grayer said.
Grayer (6-5, 200 pounds) played in only eight games because of a foot injury and averaged 8.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a senior at George Mason.
A Flint, Mich., native, he started 32 of 33 games and averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 35 percent beyond the 3-point line as a junior.
Grayer and his parents loved the campus.
“I thought it was really nice and they felt the same way,” he said.
He started 31 of 32 games as a freshman and averaged 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds. He averaged 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds and shot 42 percent from the field and 38 percent from 3 while starting 33 of 34 as a sophomore.
His father, Jeff, was an All-American at Iowa State before going on to play 10 years in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets. His mother, Patrice, played at the University of Detroit.
Grayer is expected to apply for a medical hardship waiver in hopes of gaining a fifth year of eligibility.
At this time, Grayer doesn’t have any other trips planned.
“I don’t have anything set. I was going to sit down and talk about the visit with my family,” Grayer said.
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