houston rockets snap up free agent rob gray ahead of new nba season

15:00    14 Aug 2018

National Basketball Association (NBA) side Houston Rockets has signed guard Rob Gray.

This was confirmed by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who revealed that the team has signed rookie Gray as a free agent.

A team statement read: "Gray (6-1, 185) was eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft following his senior season at the University of Houston. He played for the Rockets during the 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas."

"In three seasons with the Cougars after transferring from Howard College, Gray averaged 18.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals. He finished his career as the American Athletic Conference’s all-time leading scorer with 1,710 points."

"Gray had a career-high 39 points against San Diego in the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and followed that up with 23 points and a career-best 10 rebounds in the Second Round vs. Michigan."

The former Houston Cougars star hit the game-winning layup with 1.1 seconds to go to beat San Diego State 67–65 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He finished with a career-high 39 points.

Catch the 2018 FIBA World Basketball show on Fox Sports 2 at 00h30 CAT on Wednesday.

The new 2018/19 NBA campaign will start in October 2018.
 

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