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Scouting Report Rudy Gay


RUDY GAY
Position: Small Forward
Height: 6-8
Weight: 220
College: Connecticut
Declared after: Sophomore Year
Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
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HIS GAME

Pros: Rudy Gay is a great athlete who can finish high above the rim. Gay isn't just a dunker, he can hit the mid range jumper and is a very good passer. An aspect of his game that is overlooked is his low post play. He has good moves inside the paint and he will be able to take his defender off the dribble or hit the jumper.

Cons: What must be realized with Gay is that he is still very young and he will need to become more mature in the NBA. Having played only two seasons in college, he still as much to learn before he will become dominant in the NBA.

Gay is an explosive threat who likes to throw it down. (Getty Images)size>
ACCOLADES
  • 2005-06 Named First Team All-American by the NABC and Rupp Award
  • 2005-06 Named Second Team All-American by the USBWA and ESPN.com
  • Named the 2004-05 National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News
  • 2004-05 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and a unanimous All-Rookie Team selection
PLAYING CAREER AT CONNECTICUT
  • No. 1 on the team in scoring at 15.2 points per game in 2005-06
  • Named the BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week in February 6
  • Averaging 13.5 points and 6.0 rebounds at UConn
  • Was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week five times
SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL
  • Played for the USA Basketball Junior National Select team in April at the 2004 NCAA Final Four
  • Also led the team with 12 blocked shots
  • Washington D.C.-Area Player of the Year
  • All-State, All-County and All-Metro performer
  • Averaged 21.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.7 blocks and 1.6 steals as a senior
  • Won the Mid-Atlantic Prep League title in all three of his seasons
PERSONAL
  • Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr
  • Liberal arts major

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