June 29, 1981 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|2004||Cocodrilos de Caracas|
|2005–2006||Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel|
|2006||Curtiriso Casale Monferrato|
|2006||Ciudad de Huelva|
|2008||Grises de Humacao|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ron Slay played for prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy before heading to the University of Tennessee. As a freshman in 1999–2000, Slay averaged 9.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as the Volunteers went 26–7 and won the SEC. In the 2000 NCAA Tournament, Slay and the Vols made their first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 1981. The next season, Slay upped his averages to 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He was named third team all-conference and team MVP.
Slay was poised to have another strong year as a junior, as he became a regular starter for the Volunteers and again showed improvement in his production, raising his averages to 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. However, Slay tore his anterior cruciate ligament and was limited to 14 games. After rehabbing during the offseason, Slay had a breakout year as a senior. He averaged 21.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game and was named the Associated Press SEC Player of the Year and a third team All-American.
Following the conclusion of his college career, Slay went undrafted in the 2003 NBA Draft. He took part in the Orlando Summer League as a member of the Miami Heat's entry, however he did not make the team. He instead signed with Galatasaray Café Crown of the Turkish Basketball League. This began an international basketball career that would take Slay to Israel, Venezuela, Italy, Spain, and Puerto Rico. Slay also played a season for the Asheville Altitude of the NBDL, where he was named second team all-league.
- Portuguese League: 2014–15
- Portuguese Cup: 2014–15
- Portuguese SuperCup: 2014
- Hugo dos Santos Cup: 2014–15
- António Pratas Trophy: 2014
- 2010-11 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball guide, accessed May 29, 2011
- Wire reports (January 28, 2002). "Vols bounce back, blow out Auburn". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
- Paul Newberry (March 12, 2003). "Slay SEC top player, Wildcats' Smith top coach". The Item. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
- NBDL Announces 2004-05 All-League Selections, accessed May 29, 2011
- "Scafati officially signs Ron Slay". Sportando.net. 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- "Ronald Slay (ex Givova Scafati) signs at Chalons-Reims". Eurobasket.com. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- Basquetebol: Ronald Slay reforça Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Portuguese)