Aaron Gray

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Aaron Gray
Aaron Gray Raptors.jpg
Gray with the Raptors in 2013
No. 33 – Sacramento Kings
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1984-12-07) December 7, 1984 (age 29)
Tarzana, California
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (213 cm)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school Emmaus (Emmaus, Pennsylvania)
College Pittsburgh (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career 2007–present
Career history
20072010 Chicago Bulls
20102011 New Orleans Hornets
20112013 Toronto Raptors
2013–present Sacramento Kings
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Aaron Michael Gray (born December 7, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

High school career[edit]

Gray played high school basketball at Emmaus High School in Pennsylvania's highly competitive Lehigh Valley Conference. Gray did not start playing for the varsity team until the middle of his sophomore season.

While at Emmaus, Gray was recruited by, and committed to attend, the University of Pittsburgh. He chose Pitt over Penn State and Rutgers, which also aggressively recruited him. In Gray's senior season, he won the Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year.

College career[edit]

While at Pitt, Gray was named an Associated Press Third Team All-American, after helping lead the University of Pittsburgh to the Sweet 16 in the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in March 2007.

Professional career[edit]

In 2007, Gray announced his intention to enter the 2007 NBA Draft. At the NBA's 2007 pre-draft camp, Gray was the only player whose height measured at least seven feet without shoes. He is 7'0" and weighs 270 pounds.

He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 49th overall selection.

Chicago Bulls[edit]

2007–08 season[edit]

Gray made his NBA debut with the Bulls on November 2, 2007 against the Philadelphia 76ers. On April 16, 2008 against the Toronto Raptors, he recorded 19 points, 22 rebounds and 2 assists in 35 minutes of play.[1] In the 2007–08 season, Gray scored 262 points and recorded 168 rebounds for the Bulls.

New Orleans Hornets[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

On January 25, 2010, the Bulls traded Gray to the New Orleans Hornets for Devin Brown.[2]

2010–11 season[edit]

On July 15, 2010, the Hornets re-signed Gray.[3]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

On December 11, 2011, Gray was signed to a one-year contract by the Toronto Raptors.[4][5]

2012–13 season[edit]

On July 27, 2012, Gray was re-signed by the Raptors.[6]

On January 28, 2013, Gray recorded a career high 22 points, along with 10 rebounds, in a 114-102 loss to Golden State Warriors.[7]

Sacramento Kings[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

On December 9, 2013, the Raptors traded Gray, along with Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy to the Sacramento Kings for Greivis Vásquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons, and Chuck Hayes.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Chicago 61 1 10.0 .505 .000 .566 2.8 .7 .3 .3 4.3
2008–09 Chicago 56 18 12.8 .485 .000 .576 3.9 .8 .3 .3 3.5
2009–10 Chicago 8 0 6.3 .381 .000 .286 2.0 .3 .0 .0 2.3
2009–10 New Orleans 24 0 10.9 .557 .000 .857 3.8 .8 .4 .5 3.6
2010–11 New Orleans 41 6 13.0 .566 .000 .500 4.2 .4 .3 .3 3.1
2011–12 Toronto 49 40 16.6 .516 .000 .532 5.7 .6 .4 .3 3.9
2012–13 Toronto 42 16 12.2 .533 .000 .523 3.2 .8 .2 .1 2.8
2013–14 Toronto 4 0 5.0 .667 .000 .500 2.0 .8 0 0 1.3
Career 285 81 12.3 .515 .000 .562 3.8 .7 .3 .3 3.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Chicago 2 0 4.5 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
2011 New Orleans 6 0 14.5 .692 .000 .375 3.5 .3 .3 .3 3.5
Career 8 0 12.0 .600 .000 .375 2.8 .3 .3 .3 2.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bulls beat Raptors as Toronto barely uses starters
  2. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE AARON GRAY FROM BULLS". NBA.com. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ Hornets re-sign Aaron Gray
  4. ^ "Raptors sign center Aaron Gray". InsideHoops.com. December 11, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Raptors Sign Free-Agent Centre Aaron Gray". NBA.com. December 11, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Raptors re-sign Gray, ink free-agent guard Lucas III
  7. ^ Notebook: Warriors 114, Raptors 102
  8. ^ "Kings Acquire Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray from Toronto". NBA.com. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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