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Raymond Representation Breaks Into NIL With 6 New Signings

Raymond Representation has signed six new college athletes for NIL Representation. The athletes include: Colin Castleton from University of Florida, Brevin Galloway from Boston College, Eric Ayala from University of Maryland, Mike James from University of Louisville, Collin Smith from North Carolina A&T and Trinity Thomas from University of Florida, also National Team member. Michael Raymond and his team have been able to work with brands such as Ticketmaster, Wendy’s, House of Highlights, GOAT Fuel, Bleacher Report, NFL and more for their clients.

Colin Castleton

The 6’11”, 240-pound senior forward is from Deland, Florida. Last season he earned second team All-SEC honors as he ranked second on the Gators in scoring 12.4 points per game and led the team with 6.4 rebounds on average. He was two-time SEC Player of the Week, making him the 7th Gator in program history to earn it multiple times in a season. He became the second frontcourt player to do so along with Joakim Noah. Last season he averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots in his first season with the Gators after transferring from Michigan.

Brevin Galloway

The 6’2″, 200-pound guard is from Anderson, South Carolina where he previously attended College of Charleston. Last season, Galloway averaged 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. He was a 2020-2021 preseason All-CAA selection. Galloway entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal and joined Boston College for his remainder of his college career.

Eric Ayala

The 6’5″, 205-pound senior guard is from Wilmington, Delaware where he attended IMG Academy. Within his collegiate career, Ayala has been awared USBWA All-District Team (2021), Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2021), Rated number 12 overall player in Big Ten, rated number 19 overall guard in the country by The Athletic, rated number 22 overall player in the country by CBS Sports, and 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Watch List. Last season, Ayala led the team with 15.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. He ranked third in Big Ten in free throw percentage with .831.

Mike James

The 6’6″, swingman is from Orlando, Florida where he attended Oak Ridge High School. In high school, he averaged 19.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists and led his team to a 23-3 record and the state 7A semifinals. James was 2020-2021 Orlando Sentinel boys basketball player of the year. He was also voted Class 7A Player of the Year in Florida by a panel of coaches and media.

Collin Smith

The 6’11”, 240-pound forward is from Jacksonville, Florida. He attended The Bolles School and transferred from University of Central Florida. At UCF, Smith led the team in scoring and ranked 18th in the league with 12.6 points per game. He as second on the team and 12th in the conference with 6.3 rebounds per game. Smith made his transfer out of UCF and will be playing for North Carolina A&T.

Trinity Thomas

Trinity Thomas is a gymnast for University of Florida. She is 18-time All American, 2020 SEC Gymnast of the Year, 2019 SEC Vault Champion, 2019 SEC Freshman of the Year, WCGA Region 5 Gymnast of the Year (2020 & 2019), SEC Gymnast of the Week (15 times – which is an SEC record), and SEC Freshman of the Week (6 times). Within the 2021 season, she was the nations only gymnast with maximum five All-America honors in WCGA regular-season awards. She leads University of Florida with 20 event titles in 2021. Prior to University of Florida, she was a member of the US Senior National Teams for four years. She is the fourth gymnast on a collegiate roster to earn an international medal when US took team gold at the 2018 Senior Pan American Championships in Peru.