Top 50 Boys Hoops: #43 Ray Vollmer

The Carroll Chargers in line for a complete reboot and it will require a significant growth in scoring for the returning players to their roster. The first line for that may be in the hands of physical threat Ray Vollmer, an Indiana State football recruit.

Vollmer averaged four points and 1.9 rebounds per contest in 2019-2020, so his expectations will obviously have to change and enhance into his senior season. Vollmer is a defensive juggernaut more often than he is not, playing the game like he does football. Vollmer is difficult to drive against, using angles to cut off opposing dribble penetration on the perimeter and, during the summer, in the post.  Vollmer’s pace is contagious and could create a lot of transition offense for the Chargers, something that they will need as new scorers get their feet wet.

Can Vollmer be one of those players? Time will tell there, mostly because we don’t know what becomes of the shape of this Charger lineup. But in an undersized SAC, Vollmer is likely to be able to find success at the rim and at the free throw line. His aggression will lead to increased statistics and his heady play make him a leader for this Carroll team.

“Ray is a versatile player that can play and defend multiple positions,” Carroll coach Marty Beasley says. “He has worked extremely hard to be a good two sports athlete at Carroll. We will need his leadership and competitiveness that he has demonstrated on the football field to carry over to the basketball court and help lead a team that has a lot of inexperience.”

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