Ron Slay

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Ron Slay
Ronald Slay - Scafati Basket - 2013.JPG
Personal information
Born (1981-06-29) June 29, 1981 (age 36)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Tennessee (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present
Position Power forward
Career history
2003–2004 Galatasaray
2004 Cocodrilos de Caracas
2004–2005 Asheville Altitude
2005–2006 Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel
2006 Curtiriso Casale Monferrato
2006 Ciudad de Huelva
2006–2007 Premiata Montegranaro
2007–2008 Scavolini Pesaro
2008 Grises de Humacao
2008–2009 Eldo Caserta
2009–2011 Cimberio Varese
2011 Levski Sofia
2011–2012 Sidigas Avellino
2012–2013 Givova Scafati
2013–2014 Châlons Reims
2014–2015 Benfica
Career highlights and awards

Ronald Sylvester Slay (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player. He was Southeastern Conference player of the year as a senior at Tennessee.

College career[edit]

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.[1]

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[2] 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[3] and a third team All-American.

Professional career[edit]

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.[4]

On September 17, 2012, Slay signed with Scafati Basket of Italy's Legadue.[5] In the summer of 2013, he signed with Châlons Reims.[6]

In August 2014, he signed with Benfica of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol for the 2014–15 season.[7]




  1. ^ 2010-11 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball guide, accessed May 29, 2011
  2. ^ Wire reports (January 28, 2002). "Vols bounce back, blow out Auburn". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Paul Newberry (March 12, 2003). "Slay SEC top player, Wildcats' Smith top coach". The Item. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ NBDL Announces 2004-05 All-League Selections, accessed May 29, 2011
  5. ^ "Scafati officially signs Ron Slay". 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ronald Slay (ex Givova Scafati) signs at Chalons-Reims". 1 August 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Basquetebol: Ronald Slay reforça Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Portuguese)

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