Gayman brothers re-unite to play for Drury University

Nevada High School alums Clay and Dalton Gayman are transferring to play basketball together at Drury University. Clay is leaving Division I Abilene Christian while Dalton moves on from Arkansas Fort Smith.

The Gayman brothers haven’t shared the basketball court as teammates since 2018 when Clay was a senior in high school and Dalton was a sophomore.

They were offered the opportunity to be teammates once again and couldn’t pass up the chance.

“Not a whole lot of people get to experience that kind of thing with their brother,” Clay says.

They knew Drury was the right fit from the moment they stepped onto the court during their official visit.

“I saw him in the same jersey that I was in and I was like, ‘Dang, I miss this,’” Clay says.

“We just looked at each other and knew this was the right choice for us,” Dalton adds.

Drury offers more than just a chance to reunite the siblings.

“They’re in need of a couple guys like us and everything happened to work out at just the right time,” Clay says.

They both clicked with the coaching staff as well.

“Coach Foster is a really good guy and their assistants are guys that have played in the program before and were a part of the national championship team in 2013,” Dalton says. “They know what it takes to win.”

Clay and Dalton also know what it takes. Both were named Conference Player of the Year in high school.

“I’m going there to win and I wouldn’t even consider Drury if I didn’t think they were ready to win,” Clay says. “We’re ready to win big. We’re trying to knock Northwest off the mountain. That’s the whole plan.”

“I want a ring.” Dalton adds. “I want to win a tournament championship.”

Throughout their careers, Clay and Dalton have pushed each other to be better athletes on the court.

“Growing up he was always kicking my you know what, but as we get a little older, I’ve put on some pounds,” Dalton says. “It’s about 50/50 now.”

“No, not at all,” Clay says in response to Dalton’s claim. “I still win all the time. He’s lying to you.”

As teammates, they have high expectations.

“I think we’re both going to get buckets there and we’re going to win ball games at Drury,” Clay says. “The next two years are going to be a whole lot of fun for me.”

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