Obray Rufus: Height 6’0, Weight 175lbs.
College: Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, North Carolina
Class: 2015 (High School) GPA 3.3 SAT 1300
Position: Point Guard
- Extremely intense
- Hard worker
- High academic standards
- High basketball IQ
- Extremely dedicated to the sport
- Team leader
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” and also “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.” Also ‘My Story God’s Glory’
I am a strategic combo guard. I play the point and shooting guard positions. I have a sense of awareness at all times, especially during game time. Effective IQ drives my passion for basketball. My unique leadership skills catapults my mental toughness, determination and desire to get better to assist my team in the same regard. My rigorous work ethics drives my confidence and allows me to be coachable with a greater insight as a distinct player.
As a young adolescent, I always had a goal and vision to play at the highest level of college basketball. I also wanted to obtain a scholarship so that my mother would not have to pay for my education. I enjoy the game of basketball like no other. As an honor student athlete, I believe my skill-set is advanced and has prepared me to be part of the collegiate level.
I am a guy of integrity. Private and community service driven. Determined to succeed and excel. They’d say I’m definitely motivated, TAKES NO FOR AN ANSWER! Dedicated to my education, enjoys reading mystery books, outgoing and sometimes humorous. I enjoy mentoring the youth and spending time with family good fellowship.
I plan to major in sports medicine and/or engineering. My understanding and education of how imperative it is to be educated and promote awareness requires profound knowledge and experiences of any major are best teachers.
I have many great games but the one that I will always remember is a game from this past year. I scored 25 points but that wasn’t the most exciting moment of the game. We needed a defensive stop, a steal or a missed shot followed by a rebound. I had been hitting shots from all over the floor that night but when it was time to buckle down on defense, we did just that. I came up with the steal we needed and also two big free throws. The ending result wasn’t what we hoped for but we grew closer as a team. I like to look at that night as a lesson, not a loss.