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Layer Signs Bonds to National Letter of Intent for 2014-15

November 15, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Braxton Bonds (center), pictured with his family, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Liberty in the 2014-15 academic year.

Head Liberty Men's Basketball Coach Dale Layer has announced the signing of Braxton Bonds for the 2014-15 academic year.

Bonds (6-1, 170, Nashville, Tenn.), a pure point guard, is in his final year at Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA).  While at CPA, Bonds has led the team as its starting point guard and team assist leader to back to back Tennessee AA state championships and two consecutive 37-2 seasons. Bonds began his senior season, Thursday night, with an 18-point, 12-assist performance in an 86-52 win over Battle Ground Academy, extending his streak of wins against in-state opponents with CPA to 64.

During his high school career, Bonds has garnered a 104-9 record,  three district championships, two regional championships, two sectional championships, two state championships, 797 points, 393 assists and over 200 steals to accompany a 3.78 GPA. Last season, Bonds averaged 11.4 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.1 steals as a junior. Bonds chose Liberty over LSU, Middle Tennessee State, Miami (Ohio), Boston University, Furman and Radford.  He is currently ranked the No. 6 prospect in Tennessee by 247sports.com and is a three-star national recruit by Scout.com.

"Braxton Bonds is a special person and leader," Layer stated. "He makes everyone around him better every day.  He has had great experience and training from Coach Drew Maddux at Christ Presbyterian Academy.  His skills as a passer, defender and scorer set him apart. I am thrilled he is officially part of the Flames basketball family."