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Justin Gray
Full Name: Justin Eugene Gray
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 194
Birthdate: March 31, 1984 (Raleigh, N.C.)
High School: Oak Hill Academy (Oak Hill, Va.)
College: Wake Forest
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Wake Forest
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 23 10 86 221 .389 85 108 .787 35 114 .307 83 80 28 0 292 12.7
2003-04 31 30 168 410 .410 93 117 .795 97 256 .379 100 87 35 2 526 17.0
2004-05 33 31 171 395 .433 93 118 .788 92 227 .405 94 74 42 0 527 16.0
2005-06 33 33 180 490 .367 146 175 .834 95 263 .361 120 141 33 4 601 18.2
Totals 120 104 605 1516 .399 417 518 .805 319 860 .371 397 382 138 6 1946 16.2

Career Highlights: Three-time All-ACC Second Team Selection and garnered ACC All-Freshman team honors in 2003. Ranks in the all-time top Top-10 in 14 statistical categories for Demon Deacon hoopsters, including first in all-time three-point attempts and second in all-time three-point field goals made. Scored in double figures in 101 of 120 career games on the collegiate level. Was named MVP of the Global Games in the summer of 2005. Grabbed All-ACC First Team honors in 2004. Won a gold medal playing for the USA National Under-20 Team in the summer of 2004.

Senior (2005-06): A midseason candidate for the John R. Wooden Award, Gray led the Deacons and ranked fourth in the ACC in scoring with a mark of 18.2 ppg. Scored 59 points and handed out 24 assists in three ACC Tournament games. Recorded his only career double-double with 19 points and 10 assists in an ACC Tournament game against North Carolina State. Started all 33 games in which he appeared, and logged a 37-point night against Wisconsin.

Junior (2004-05): An All-ACC Second Team selection and winner of the Preseason NIT MVP award. Ranked ninth in the ACC in scoring at 16.0 ppg. Collected seven steals against George Washington University. Scored a Wake Forest season-best 31 points against Clemson. Started 31 of the Deacons’ 33 games.

Sophomore (2003-04): An All-ACC First Team selection, Gray started 30 of the 31 games in which he appeared. Gray led the team in scoring (17.0 ppg), as well as field goals, field goal attempts, three-point field goals, and three-point field goal attempts. Averaged a team-best 19.7 ppg against nationally-ranked teams.

Freshman (2002-03): Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. Started the first 10 games of the season before suffering a broken jaw. Returned and emerged as one of the ACC’s best sixth-men. His 80 assists were the second-most ever by a Wake freshman.

Strengths: A fearless guard who won’t hesitate to fire with the game on the line. A terrific foul-shooter, he has a knack for drawing contact when taking the ball to the basket.

Personal: Credits his family as having the biggest impact on his athletic career. Named Wake Forest’s Homecoming King in 2005. Played on the same AAU team as former North Carolina standout and current Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Rashad McCants.