AUSTIN, Texas — After opening its doors in 2007 and launching its first varsity athletic programs in 2018, Manor New Tech is now sending a male athlete to compete at the collegiate level for the first time.
Senior Kahmrin Traylor was responsible for the history Wednesday morning, signing his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Schreiner University, an NCAA D-III school in Kerrville.
"Today shows everyone that [Manor] New Tech has athletes," Traylor said. "Last year, we were just known as a tech school. We're always known as a tech school. But this shows them that anyone can do it. If I can do it, you can do it."
Traylor averaged 10 points per game in his senior season and helped take the Titans from a 3-30 record in 2019 to 13-16 in 2020.
"He's been our leader for two years. He's stepped up to every challenge I've thrown at him," head coach Kenneth Young said. "For this guy to be able to sign and be the first male athlete to sign from Manor New Tech, it's a big deal. I'm proud of him. He's put in a lot of work and he deserves this."
Manor New Tech finished the 2020 season 7-9 in district play and will move from 3A to 4A next year.
Traylor said he expects to be the first of a wave of Manor New Tech basketball players to sign to play at the NCAA level.
"Winning more than three games was the goal, but we ended up winning 13. Playoffs is next up for the guys next year when they go up to 4A. I hope they can do it," he said.
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