RUDY GAY

RUDY GAY

Team: San Antonio Spurs

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 6’8″, 230 lbs.

Date of Birth: August 17, 1986

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York

High School: Archbishop Spalding HS

College: University of Connecticut

Drafted: 2006 – 1st Round, 8th Overall by Houston Rockets

 

Rudy Gay is a basketball player with the San Antonio Spurs.

 

Raised in Baltimore, MD, Gay attended Archbishop Spalding High School. Gay committed to play at the University of Connecticut in November of 2013.

 

Gay contributed immediately as a freshman at Connecticut, and led the Huskies to a 30-3 record his sophomore season. At season’s end, Gay declared for the 2006 NBA Draft.

 

Gay was the eighth overall selection of the Houston Rockets in the 2006 NBA Draft, subsequently being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies Throughout his next six-and-a-half seasons with the team, Gay established himself as one of the NBA’s top small forwards. After being traded to Toronto, Gay was traded again to the Sacramento Kings and continued to be a dangerous scoring threat, averaging a career high 21.1 points per game in his first full season there. In July 2017, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs.

 

Off the court, Gay dedicates his time to his many philanthropic endeavors.  Throughout his tenure in Memphis, Gay was a longtime Hoops for St. Jude campaign ambassador, donating $22,222.22 in each of his last three seasons to support the program. In April of 2012, Gay was honored with the Kia NBA Cares Community Assist Award.

 

Gay signed with Roc Nation Sports in December of 2016.

Career Highlights:

  •      2x Gold Medal Winner at FIBA World Championships (2010, 2014)
  •      NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007)
  •      Set franchise scoring record for points (74) within first three games as a Raptor (2013)
  •     One of three NBA players with at least 5,000 points, 400 steals and 200 blocks from 2007-2011 (Lebron James & Dwayne Wade the other two)

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