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Rob Gray

School

University of Houston

Position
Guard
Major
Sociology

Classroom

Rob Gray received his bachelor’s degree in sociology in December 2017, graduating a semester early.

Character

Gray has always been a leader on the team during his three years at the University of Houston. However, as he competes during his senior year, he has taken on even more of a leadership role among his teammates both on and off the court. He can often be seen leading his teammates on the court but is also quick to take a younger teammate aside after practice to offer advice and guidance.

As a senior for Head Coach Kelvin Sampson, much was expected of Gray entering the 2017-18 season, and he has more than lived up to those expectations.

Community

Gray has taken part in several community service projects throughout his career at Houston. He assisted in unloading and distributing boxes during Coach Sampson’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Donation Drive, met with and served Thanksgiving lunches to Star of Hope Mission residents and played Buddy Basketball with special-needs students among other events. He is always a favorite among the Cougars’ young fans.

Competition

In 2017-18, Gray was named to the 2017 Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team. In the preseason, he was named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 and was a Preseason All-American Athletic Conference First Team honoree.

During the summer, he was one of 20 players selected from around the nation to serve as a counselor at the CP3 Elite Camp in North Carolina.

In 2016-17, Gray was named to the USBWA All-District VII Team, the All-American Athletic Conference First Team, the NABC All-District 25 Second Team and the Gulf Coast Showcase All-Tournament Team.

He is a two-time American Athletic Conference player of the Week and a 10-time member of The American Honor Roll.

Gray was the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference scoring champion with 20.6 points per game and, as of nomination time, leads the league with 21.4 points per game in 2017-18. He is looking to become only the second student-athlete in school history to win multiple conference scoring titles and is ranked No. 24 in UH’s career scoring list and rising fast.