Ray Barbosa is a 2003 graduate of William Allen High School where he was a four-year varsity starter and the leading scorer in the history of Allentown/William Allen High School with a total of 2,202 points. He was a two-time Morning Call Player of the Year, in 2002 and 2003. Ray was named Third Team All-State in both his junior and senior years and is one of the top boys scorers in the history of District 11 basketball. Ray had arguably one of the most productive weeks in boys scholastic basketball history during the winter of 2002 when he scored 31 points against Liberty in a District 11 4A quarterfinal game, followed by 39 points in a semifinal double overtime victory against Easton, culminated with 43 points in another double overtime win in the District Championship against Aaron Gray-led Emmaus. Ray scored 735 points as a junior and 682 points during his senior season.
As a freshman at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, Ray was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team. He averaged 11.5 points per game. In his first game, Ray scored 28 points against Furman and later scored 33 points against Virginia, the fourth highest freshman total in NCAA history. As a sophomore, Ray averaged 14.9 points per game, averaged 35.7 minutes per game, and scored a season high total of 28 points at Drexel University. As a junior, Ray hit the 1,000 point mark at James Madison, one of only seven players to accomplish that feat as a junior. He ended up with 1,013 career points at James Madison, 22nd on the all-time list there before transferring for his senior year to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where he capped his career with a conference championship and appearance against Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament.
Ray recently married Milissa Barbosa Doug and currently plays in the Puerto Rican Professional Basketball League.