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Aaron Gray
Full Name: Aaron Michael Gray
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 270
Birthdate: December 7, 1984 (Tarzana, Calif.)
High School: Emmaus (Emmaus, Pa.)
College: Pittsburgh
 

Pittsburgh
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 15 0 11 20 .550 4 7 .571 0 0 .000 22 6 0 3 26 1.70
2004-05 29 0 49 85 .576 28 46 .609 0 0 .000 82 20 5 16 126 4.30
2005-06 33 33 170 323 .526 118 186 .634 0 0 .000 345 60 21 49 458 13.9
2006-07 36 35 204 361 .565 91 166 .548 0 0 .000 341 61 15 62 499 13.9
Totals 113 68 434 789 .550 241 405 .595 0 0 .000 790 147 41 130 1109 9.80

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Named the 2005-06 Big East Most Improved Player. Earned All-Big East First Team honors as a junior and a senior, in 2005-06 becoming the first Pitt hoopster to average a double-double (13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds) since 1987-88. Led the Big East in rebounding as a junior. Garnered Big-East All-Tournament Team honors after registering double-doubles in three of four games, en route to setting a Big East Tournament record for rebounds with 47 in the 2006 Tournament. Concluded his career ranked among Pitt’s leaders in rebounding (10th, 790), blocks (fifth, 130), double-doubles (sixth, 33) and double-figure rebounding games (fifth, 39).

Senior (2006-07): A Third-Team All-America selection by The Associated Press. Led Pitt in scoring (13.9 ppg), rebounds (9.5 rpg), field goal percentage (.565) and blocked shots (62). The 2006-07 Big East/Aeropostale Scholar-Athlete of the Year. An All-Big East First Team selection. Tallied 19 double-digit rebounding efforts, including a 22-point, 19-rebound effort against UConn. Posted 15 point-rebound double-doubles.

Junior (2005-06): Started all 33 games for the Panthers, recording a Big East-best 18 double-doubles. Led the Big East in rebounding (10.5 rpg) and had 20 games of 10 rebounds or more. Scored 22 points on 9-for-9 shooting from the field and pulled down nine rebounds in a win over Providence. Scored a career-high 25 points against Notre Dame. Grabbed a career-high nine offensive rebounds on two occasions, against Marquette and West Virginia.

Sophomore (2004-05): Played in 29 games, averaging 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. Shot a career-best .576 from the field. Scored 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting at Villanova.

Freshman (2003-04): Saw limited action, playing in only 15 games and averaging 1.7 points and 1.5 rebounds.

Strengths: Proficient rebounder and shotblocker, with improving offensive skills. Has size to play center at the next level. Has good attitude and work habits.

Personal: Son of Michael and Sandy Gray. Brother Matthew played baseball at Bloomsburg. Uncle, Steve Gray, played basketball at Duke (1975-79), appearing in the 1978 Final Four alongside teammate Mike Gminski. Another uncle also played linebacker at UCLA. Nickname is "A.G.” Favorite movie is "Men of Honor." A Communication & Rhetoric major.


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