Player Profile: JV Basketball's R. J. Albury

Name: Raymond Albury III

School: Trinity Christian Academy

Sport: JV Basketball

Grade: 10

Age: 15

Parents: Ashants & Raymond Albury II

What is your main position, and what other positions do you play?

Main: Point guard

Other: Wherever the coach needs me

Describe your career at Trinity (JH, JV, Varsity), coaches, and team success during that time.

I joined the TCA family my freshman year playing two sports: baseball on JV Team A and JV basketball. My freshman year was successful as I acclimated into a new school.

When did you start playing basketball?

I started playing basketball at age 7 with a youth program called Yulee Basketball Association.

Why do you attend Trinity, and in what grade did you begin?

I attend Trinity Christian Academy mainly for the Biblical foundation within the education curriculum. I began attending TCA last year in 9th grade.

Where else have you played basketball?

Yulee Basketball Association is a competitive basketball program. I also played AAU basketball with the Nassau Ballerz and JWA. Both leagues prepared me for this high school season.

In addition to Team Sport, I also train with Motivated Training on a weekly basis with Coach Marreo Thomas. Motivated training sessions include increasing my IQ level of the sport, and Coach Thomas holds me accountable for understanding the importance of eating habits as it pertains to basketball and speed and agility training.

What other sports do you play?

Baseball (as described earlier)

Describe your academic success and personal fulfillment at Trinity.

Currently, my academic curriculum includes 10th and 11th grade chemistry and Algebra II classes. I also plan on enrolling in the dual enrollment program and taking full advantage of the opportunity to graduate with an associate's degree in addition to a high school diploma.

Where do you plan to play college basketball?

I plan on attending Florida Agriculture Mechanical University or the University of North Carolina.

Do you have any siblings who play sports?

My older sister is currently a sophomore at Florida Agriculture Mechanical University majoring in nursing, but she does not play organized sports.

How much have your parents helped you in your basketball pursuit?

My parents have always been my number one supporters. My parents continue to instill the important values relating to my academics and sports. My parents continue to ensure that I have the opportunity to attend local and out-of-state basketball camps to increase my development in the sport of basketball.

Whom else would you like to thank for your success?

I thank God for the many blessings he’s bestowed upon me.

I would like to thank my coaches for believing in me -- Coach Marreo Thomas and Coach Cliff Willis. This year our team has had many transitions pertaining to the roster, but my coaches have continued to encourage me to push myself to understand the important role that I play on the team. I thank my family for believing in me -- those both near and far.

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