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Chad Gray
Chad Gray

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kingstree, S.C.

High School:
Florida Prep

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
F

Birthdate:
09/29/1985

Experience:
1VL

Major:
African-American Studies


2006-07

Averaged 9.1 mpg/2.4 ppg/1.1 rpg ... In 8 MIN of play, scored 4 PT in OT loss to Vandy ... Played 13 MIN and scored 2 PT w/ 3 REB in loss at No. 3 UF ... Did not play at Vandy or vs. Tennessee due to injury (turf toe)C...areer-high 10 PT in 17 MIN in loss to UGA before re-injuring right toe ... Tacked up career-high 21 MIN in scoring 6 PT w/ 3 REB, 1 BLK and 1 STL in loss at UK ... Tied then-career-high with 14 MIN, hit first career 3 PT w/ 1 REB; 1-2 from FT line in loss at 'Bama ... Scored first Gamecock field goal - a slam dunk in the first half of Auburn game ... Scored first Gamecock points in loss to UK - was 3-6 from FT line w/ career-high 5 REB in career-high 14 MIN ... Did not play in wins over UNCA, Jacksonville and Western Carolina and loss to No. 9 Kansas due to turf toe he suffered in practice on Dec. 27 ... Playing in the last minute of the win over Princeton, received quite a loud reception from the crowd; grabbed 1st career REB ... Accepted and enrolled at USC at the end of the first semester (Dec. 19, 2006).

High School/Prep School

Attended Florida Prep for a year, playing basketball under coach Gerad Redden where he averaged 23 ppg ... Prior to attending Florida Prep, he was at IMG Academy for a half a year and was named the team MVP of a tournament ... Attending Kingstree High School, he lettered in basketball three years and football twice ... He was All-State and All-Pee Dee in basketball and football; and was named the Rookie of the Year his freshman campaign ... Basketball team made the semi-finals of the state tournament his sophomore and junior years and the football team won the region, losing in the state tournament ... He played wide receiver on the football team ... He played AAU ball in South Carolina for the South Carolina Hoopsters. His team, which included current Gamecock Dominique Archie, defeated USC transfer Devan Downey's team to win the state AAU title ... While in Florida he played for the Tallahassee Wildcats under coach John Atkins. The team advanced to the Las Vegas Tournament, but lost to the eventual winner by one point during the tournament.

CAREER HIGHS

POINTS: 10 vs. Georgia (2/10/07)

REBOUNDS: 5 vs. Kentucky (1/16/07)

ASSISTS: 1 at Georgia (1/10/07)

STEALS: 1 vs. Georgia (2/10/07)

FG MADE: 4 vs. Georgia (2/10/07)

FG ATT.: 5 at Alabama (2/3/07), vs. Georgia (2/10/07)

FG %: .800 (4-5) vs. Kentucky (2/10/07)

3P MADE: 1 at Alabama (2/3/07)

3P ATT.: 2 at Alabama (2/3/07)

FT MADE:3 vs. Kentucky (1/16/07)

FT ATT.: 6 vs. Kentucky (1/16/07)

MINUTES PLAYED: 21 at Kentucky (2/7/07)

GET TO KNOW CHAD

Biggest influence/inspiration in my life: my mother, Letha Gray

My pre-game ritual is to: listen to music

Favorite movie: He got Game

Bad habits: bite my fingernails

Favorite song on my Ipod: my favorite music is Hip Hop

Most prized possession: Bible

Most People don't know this about me but: I use to sing in a group my mom formed at church

Most memorable vacation: Canada

Favorite college class: Theater

Favorite professional female athlete: Sue Byrd

As a teammate you would like to be known as someone who: Does whatever he can to help

The first person who calls my cell phone normally after a game is: My mom

I always watch: (tv show, channel): The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Why did you choose South Carolina? Of course because it's close to home and I felt like I started a family with this team already. I like the coaches and the team.