Reshanda Gray

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Reshanda Gray
Reshanda Gray with Cal.JPG
Gray with the California Golden Bears in 2015
No. 21 – New York Liberty
PositionPower forward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High schoolWashington Prep
(Los Angeles, California)
CollegeCalifornia (2011–2015)
WNBA draft2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015Minnesota Lynx
20152016Atlanta Dream
2015–2017Dike Napoli
2017–2019Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds
2018–presentNew York Liberty
2019-presentAsan Woori Bank Wibee
Career highlights and awards

Reshanda Gray (born June 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Liberty of the WNBA. She was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2015 WNBA draft.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Gray grew up in a low income family, moving from place to place. At age 11, she and her six siblings settled in a one-room apartment long-term. She and her siblings were put into foster care, due to her parents drug use. She attended Bret Harte Middle School, where she first played basketball. After middle school she attended Washington Prep, where she played volleyball, track, and basketball.

College[edit]

Gray helped lead the Golden Bears to it first NCAA Final Four in 2013. In the 2013-14 season she scored 43 points and 16 rebound against Washington State. She ended that season averaging 17.6 points and 9 rebounds.[2] In her senior season of 2014–15, Gray was named Pac-12 Player of the Year by the league's head coaches,[3] although she would lose out to Oregon State's Ruth Hamblin for the media version of the award.[4]

California statistics[edit]

Source[5]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011-12 California 35 367 53.3% 100.0% 68.0% 6.0 0.3 0.4 0.5 10.5
2012-13 California 33 273 51.0% 0.0% 65.1% 5.2 0.2 0.5 0.3 8.3
2013-14 California 32 539 59.1% 0.0% 74.1% 8.8 0.8 0.7 0.4 16.8
2014-15 California 34 590 56.8% 50.0% 68.8% 7.1 0.5 0.6 1.0 17.4
Career 134 1769 55.8% 40.0% 69.4% 6.7 0.4 0.5 0.6 13.2

Professional career[edit]

WNBA[edit]

Gray was drafted with the 16th pick in the second round of the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. After 10 games played with the Lynx, Gray was acquired by the Atlanta Dream along with teammate Damiris Dantas in a three-team trade deal that sent Érika de Souza to the Chicago Sky and Sylvia Fowles to the Lynx midway through the season.[6] For the rest of the season, Gray averaged a career-high in scoring for the Dream as a reserve. During the 2016 season, Gray had career highs in scoring and rebounding in a win against the Dallas Wings where she scored 22 points along with 10 rebounds in one of her five starts of the season for the Dream.[7] On January 26, 2017, Gray was traded to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Aneika Henry.[8] In May 2017, Gray was waived by the Sun following training camp.[9] On February 28, 2018, the New York Liberty signed Gray to a training camp contract.[10]

Overseas[edit]

In the 2015-16 WNBA off-season, Gray played in Italy for Dike Napoli.[11] In August 2016, Gray re-signed with Dike Napoli for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season.[12] In 2017, Gray signed with the Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds of the South Korean league for the 2017-18 WNBA off-season. In 2018, Gray signed with the Uni Győr of the Hungarian league for the 2018-19 WNBA off-season. 2019-2020 South Korean League (WKBL) was drafted with the 4th pick in the second round of the 2019-20 WKBL Draft by the Asan Woori Bank Wibee

Personal life[edit]

Gray has three brothers and three sisters.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff, Alaina Getzenberg | Senior (2015-04-16). "At WNBA draft, Brittany Boyd taken 9th by Liberty, Reshanda Gray goes 16th to Lynx". The Daily Californian. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ "http://www.afterschoolallstars.org/the-transformative-rise-of-reshanda-gray/". www.afterschoolallstars.org. Retrieved 2017-09-07. External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ "2014-15 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Honors" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 3, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "2014-15 Women's Basketball Media Honors" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 4, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  6. ^ "Lynx Acquire Fowles, Sky Get de Souza in Trade". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  7. ^ "Reshanda Gray stats". WNBA.com. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Sun, Dream Swap Henry-Morello, Gray in Trade - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  9. ^ "Cuts, trades & signing around WNBA". Swish Appeal. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  10. ^ Ben Dull (February 28, 2018). "New York Liberty sign Reshanda Gray to training camp contract". highposthoops.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Overseas Life - Reshanda Gray - Today's Fastbreak". www.todaysfastbreak.com. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  12. ^ "2016-2017 WNBA Overseas Signings". Women's Basketball 24.7. 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  13. ^ Reshanda Gray Biography - California Golden Bears - University of California Official Athletic Site

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