Lexi Grayer’s silky-smooth shot caught the attention of Lewis University.



The Washington Community High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent Nov. 18 with the school in Romeoville, where she will play women’s basketball.


Lexi Grayer’s silky-smooth shot caught the attention of Lewis University.

The Washington Community High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent Nov. 18 with the school in Romeoville, where she will play women’s basketball.

“I’m very excited,” Grayer said. “It’s a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Lewis is a private, small Division II school, which are characteristics Grayer said she was seeking.

Grayer said she plans to hire a trainer over the summer and work on every aspect of her game to be totally prepared for the jump to collegiate athletics.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to have a scholarship since I was little,” said Grayer, who has been involved with hoops since biddy basketball.

Prior to joining the Flyers, Grayer wants to finish on a high note at Washington.

She is one of the top returning players in the Mid-Illini Conference after gaining unanimous first-team all-league honors in 2008-09.

“I have high hopes for this season,” she said. “I want to go out strong.”

Grayer averaged 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while making 61 steals as a Lady Panther junior.

She is grateful to continue her career beyond this season.

“It’s an amazing day. I couldn’t have done it without my family and coach (Randy) Marchand helped along the way,” said Grayer.

Grayer said she will enter Lewis with an undecided major.