More Rangeview athletes sign to play at the next level

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Senior Tim Wyatt signs with his family to play college basketball at KCKCC. (Tim Wyatt)
Senior Tim Wyatt signs with his family to play college basketball at KCKCC. (Tim Wyatt)

By: Javon Harris, Sports Editor

The 3 lone senior’s for the EMAC league champion Rangeview Raider varsity basketball team have had busy months of April but none busier than Jalen Davis and Timothy Wyatt.

Both Wyatt and Davis had brilliant senior campaigns for the Raider basketball team and have recently signed to play college basketball for the upcoming years.

Tim Wyatt, a 6’1 senior guard who averaged 8.7 points per game has signed to play college basketball at Kansas City Community College for the next two years.

“It feels good to know where I’ll be next fall and that somebody wants you makes me feel good,” said Wyatt, who was a 4 year Varsity player  “it’ll impact my future since it’s a JUCO, the goal is to go D1.”

“Tim has family in Kansas City and has really put in the work as a 4 year varsity player,” said Head Varsity basketball coach Shawn Palmer who’s coached Tim for the last 4 years “we always make it a goal for all of our seniors to have the option to play college basketball and I’m very happy for Tim.”

Wyatt will join former Gateway varsity basketball player Austin Hall as he takes his talents to Kansas City Missouri in hopes of achieving all of his dreams.

Senior Jalen Davis has recently signed to play at Laramie County Community College for basketball. (Javon Harris)
Senior Jalen Davis has recently signed to play at Laramie County Community College for basketball. (Javon Harris)

Davis, a 6’6 forward has recently committed to Laramie County Community College after helping the 19-6 Raiders averaging 13 points per game and 2 assists a game.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Davis, who was a 1st team All EMAC performer this past season “I feel like everything I worked for is finally paying off, and for that I’m so grateful for that.”

“I’m very happy for Jalen, both Tim & Jalen are definitely prepared basketball wise to step in and contribute off the bat. I talked to their coaches and they were excited to get them both onto the team and help them going forward.”

Senior Dom Smith has recently signed to Chadron State for football. (Aurora Sentinel)
Senior Dom Smith has recently signed to Chadron State for football. (Aurora Sentinel)

From the basketball court to the football field, a recent signing to Chadron State for senior Dominique Smith has Rangeview recognizing him as well.

Smith, who had to sit out his senior season due to an injury will be heading to Nebraska next fall to play with the Eagles which is a great opportunity as he will join senior Alonzo Neal as well.

“I feel truly honored to sign and go to Chadron State because I couldn’t show what I was made of my senior year,” said Smith “I wouldn’t have got into Chadron if it wasn’t for Rangeview and Alonzo, they both helped me tremendously into getting this opportunity.”

With the recent amount of signing’s and commitments, the Rangeview community will support these players all the way as they take the next steps into their athletic journeys.