WYOMING, Ohio -- Jan Wilking remembers the familiar sound in the gym this past fall.
There was senior guard Lonnie Grayson working on his game one dribble and one shot at a time.
“The kid just lives in the gym,” Wyoming coach Tim Edmonds said.
Wilking, Wyoming’s athletic director, knew all was right with the basketball standout.
“There are literally days that I leave a soccer game at 9:30 at night and there is no else in the school,” Wilking said last week. “I hear this ‘bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce. Swish, swish.’ It’s always him. Every time.”
The 6-foot-1 Grayson, who is committed to Army West Point, is the best player on one of the area’s elite boys’ basketball teams this winter. He averages 20.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.6 steals for the Cowboys (8-0, 4-0 Cincinnati Hills League), who figure to be a team that could make a deep run in the Division II tournament.
He had a career-high 35 points in an 85-40 win at Ross Tuesday night. He was 8 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc.