41 Steven Gray
Steven  Gray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irondale, WA

High School:
Bainbridge

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3V


02/13/2010

Gonzaga vs. San Diego

Gonzaga vs. San Diego

High School: Graduated from Bainbridge High where he played his junior and senior seasons for coach Scott Orness...helped lead Bainbridge to the Washington State Class 3A title game as a senior, averaging 19.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 5.2 assists and 2.1 steals...capped senior season by leading Bainbridge to the State title game for the first time since 1955, the Spartans falling to O'Dea in the championship game to finish the season 25-4...averaged 16.3 ppg in State 3A Tournament...named Associated Press and Seattle Times Player of the Year as well as being a State Class 3A first-team and Player of Year selection...junior season averaged 24.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals in earning AP first team...scored 46 points in 83-59 win over Chief Sealth in Sea-King 3A District playoff game, going 15-for-20 from the field with seven 3-pointers and going 9-for-10 from the free throw line...had 24 points in season-ending 50-44 loss to two-time defending State 3A champion O'Dea in Sea-King 3A District winner-to-state game...also a two-time All-Metro League selection...played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Chimacum High for coaches Bob Thompson (freshman) and Vic Porter (sophomore)...averaged 27 ppg and shot 54 percent from the field as a sophomore as Chimacum advanced to the Washington State Class 2A Tournament where he earned MVP honors...Chimacum finished sixth at the 2A tourney to cap an 18-9 season...scored 36 points in the opening round of the 2005 State 2A Tournament, one shot of the tourney record, in 66-44 win over fifth-ranked Ridgefield...went 10-for-20 from the field and 14-for-14 from the free throw line...also added 12 rebounds, 4 assists, a blocked shot and a steal...came back the next day to score 20 of his 31 points in the second half in a 53-46 win over Nooksack Valley as teams advanced to semifinals...scored 20 points in semifinal setback to Medical Lake, and was held to 9 points in loss to Grandview as Chimacum's sixth-place finish was teams first state trophy since 1969...averaged 24.0 ppg in State 2A Tournament...also named Seattle Times 2A Player of the Year...freshman season scored 53 points against Orting...two-time Nisqually League first-team pick...scored 20 points and grabbed MVP honors in the Les Schwab Northwest Shootout in Portland as Washington defeated Oregon 96-82 in April, 2007...ranked as the 52nd best player in the 2007 recruiting class and the 13th best shooting guard by one recruiting service...named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Best in the West second team.

Steven Gray's Collegiate Career
FRESHMAN (2007-08): Suffered fractured wrist in exhibition game against Emporia State and had pins inserted causing him to miss first 10 games of season...saw first collegiate action Dec. 17 against Northern Colorado, coming off bench to play 28 minutes and score 12 points...came off bench for first four appearances prior to getting first collegiate start against Georgia in Spokane Arena and stared final 16 games of regular season...scored 16 points twice - at home against San Francisco and at Santa Clara, and capped regular-season with season-high 18 points at home against Santa Clara in 20 minutes, all of his shots from 3-point range as he went 6-for-7...his career to this point will be remembered most for two free throws with .3 seconds remaining in regulation at Santa Clara that tied game that Gonzaga eventually won 7-82 in double overtime...went 4-for-6 from field, 3-for-5 from 3-point range and 5-for-5 at the line against SCU...broke out of mini scoring slump in regular-season finale, entering Santa Clara game having gone 13-for-39 for 33.3 percent in seven-game stretch after going 34-for-65 for 52.3 percent through first 12 appearances after coming back from injury...in WCC games only finished season 27th in scoring (8.4 ppg) tied for 10th in steals (1.29/game), 4th in 3-point field goals percentage (21-for-48, 43.8 percent) and 12th in 3-point field goals made (1.50/game)...named to WCC All-Freshman team...went 5-for-9 (55.6 percent) from field in WCC Tournament, including 4-for-7 in title game against host USD...scored 8 points against USD...averaged 5.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg in WCC Tournament...matched Davidson sharpshooter Stephen Curry shot-for-shot in first half of NCAA Tournament First Round, finishing game with 21 points on 7-for-12 from the field - all from 3-point range...had 3 rebounds and a pair of assists.

SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Struggled early in the season, shooting 40.0 percent from the field (14-for-35) through the first four games...went 35-for-68 for 51.5 percent in the next nine games, including 16-for-39 for 41.0 percent from 3-point range...connected on 6-of-10 from the field, including 4-for-6 from 3-point range, in scoring then career-high 19 points as Gonzaga defeated 12th-ranked Tennessee in title game of Old Spice Classic in Orlando, FL...went 10-for-16 and scored career-high 23 points while grabbing career-high 7 rebounds against Connecticut in 88-83 overtime loss to 2nd-ranked Huskies in the Battle in Seattle...scored 13 of his points in the first half, going 6-for-8 from the field...matched career high with 7 rebounds at Utah...got his first start of the season at Tennessee, scoring 14 points and handing out 6 assists in 89-79 overtime win over No. 15/25 Volunteers to snap 37-game home winning streak...scored 15 points against Santa Clara, going 6-for-11 from field, 3-for-7 from 3-point range...also had 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and 2 steals against SCU...after going combined 4-for-14 from field and 2-for-9 from 3-point range in next two games, came back to go 5-for-10 from field and 4-for-8 from 3-point range at Loyola Marymount for 14 points...also grabbed 5 rebounds at LMU...scored 14 points in showdown win over Saint Mary's in battle of WCC undefeateds Jan. 29...went 5-for-8 from the field against SMC...after going scoreless against San Diego, came back with 14 points at Portland, going 6-for-8 from the field, 2-for-4 from 3-point range...also had 3 assists...replaced in the starting line-up by Micah Downs at San Francisco after 11 straight starts...came off bench against Loyola Marymount to match career-high 23 points, going 7-for-10 from field, 5-for-7 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from line...also had 6 assists to match career high...named West Coast Conference honorable mention...scored just 11 points in four games following 23-point night against LMU, then scored 12 points in WCC Tournament semifinal against Santa Clara and 10 in title game against Saint Mary's...averaged 11.0 ppg while going 7-for-12 from field for 58.3 percent, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range in tournament...scored 7 points in each of Gonzaga's three NCAA Tournament games against Akron, Western Kentucky and North Carolina, the latter in Sweet 16 matchup...set career high with 8 rebounds against Akron in NCAA opener...averaged 7.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals in NCAA Tournament.

JUNIOR (2009-10): Got off to a hot start, scoring in double-figures in nine of first 10 games...scored career-high 27 against Colorado in opening game of Maui Invitational as Bulldogs came from 15 down for victory...went 11-for-14 from free throw line against the Buffaloes, including 7-of-8 in final 6:31 as he teamed with Matt Bouldin to score final 17 GU points...came back with 15 points in semifinal win over Wisconsin and 13 in title-game victory over Cincinnati...shared Maui Invitational MVP honors with Bouldin...scored 20 points against Illinois in the United Center in Chicago, including 10 of Gonzaga's first 17 as Bulldogs raced to leads of 17-4 and 32-11 only to see Illinois rally to send game into OT before Gonzaga pulled out a win...had two other 20-point nights, getting 20 at home against Pepperdine and 26 at home against Santa Clara that saw him go 10-for-12 from the field including 3-for-5 from 3-point range...grabbed career-high 14 rebounds - his first career double-digit rebounding game - to go with 14 points in win at Saint Mary's...opened season with career-high 7 assists against Mississippi Valley State, tied career high against Loyola Marymount in West Coast Conference Tournament semifinal and then broke it with 8 against Syracuse in NCAA Tournament second round...finished season with 958 career points as he bids to become 33rd player in GU history to reach 1,000-point plateau...has 98 steals to close in on 100 as he approaches career Top 10 list.

SENIOR (2010-11) Joined teammate Elias Harris on John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List.

Misc.: Changed uniform number to 41 this season after wearing 32 his first three seasons...had lead role of Darren Lemming in Gonzaga University reader's play "Take Me Out" in November, 2009...returned to the theatre this year by playing Romeo's rival Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" in October, 2010...participated in "Zags in Zambia" program in May, 2010.

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