Justin Gray – Forward – BC Rahoveci (Balkan League)

Name: Justin Gray
Born: December 15, 1995
Passport: American/U.S. Virgin Islands
Position: Forward
Height: 198 cm / 6’6″
Team: BC Rahoveci (Balkan League)

Justin Gray is a 198 cm (6’6”) forward who has an outstanding all-around game. He is long and athletic, and has a great one or two dribble pull-up or step-back shot from mid-range. Justin is outstanding in getting into the lane and playing off two feet to create his own shot or to get teammates in position to score. His biggest strength on offense is his mid-range game where he can face-up and use his athletic ability to elevate over defenders and shoot, or drive and finish with either hand around the basket. Justin is a coachable player who keeps it simple and reads defense well. He runs the floor well, finishes strong, and makes excellent decisions in transition or half court offense. He is a great on-the-ball defender where he uses his size, athletic ability, and footwork to stop perimeter players and power forwards, which adds versatility to his defensive skill set. When guards are being pressured, he brings the ball up the floor and has the ability to start his team’s offense. Justin is a very reliable and consistent player that brings stability and competitive drive to his teams.

During 2018/2019 season, Justin played for Bristol Flyers in British League. He averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1.2 steals per game and shot 42% from the field, 34% from behind the 3-point line, and 74% from the charity line. Below are highlights and some full games from British league:

24 points & 5 rebounds vs. Plymouth

20 points, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals vs. Worchester

25 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals vs. Manchester

During his 4-years at Texas Tech University he played for two great coaches, Chris Beard and Tubby Smith. Throughout his college career he played an average of 24 minutes per game and averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds per game and shot 50% from the field and 80% from the free throw line. During his senior season, the team made it to Elite 8 of NCAA Tournament and finished 2nd in Big 12 Conference. This was Texas Tech’s most accomplished season ever. He was All-Big 12 Academic 1st Team during last three of his four seasons and All-Big 12 Academic Rookie Team  during his freshman year at Texas Tech University. Below are his highlights from his senior season:

In his years at Texas Tech University he had some outstanding games versus top ranked teams:

23 points & 7 rebounds vs. Kansas State (GAME BELOW)

20 points & 7 rebounds vs. No. 1 ranked Oklahoma (GAME BELOW)

18 points vs. TCU

17 points vs. No. 21 ranked Baylor

16 points vs. Oklahoma State

13 points & 10 rebounds vs. No. 5 ranked Baylor

15 points vs. No. 14 ranked Iowa State

15 points vs. No. 10 ranked West Virginia

12 points, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals vs No. 10 ranked Kansas (GAME BELOW)

12 points & 7 rebounds vs. No. 11 ranked Purdue (GAME BELOW)

Below are his highlights from his junior season:

He has been a member of U.S. Virgin Islands’ National Team. In a win against Canada, Justin had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Below are highlights from that game:

Career

2018/2019 Bristol Flyers – UK 14ppg, 5rpg, 1.2spg
2017/2018 Texas Tech University – NCAA I 5ppg, 4rpg, FG: 47%, FT: 8o%
2016/2017 Texas Tech University – NCAA I 9ppg, 5rpg, FG: 53%, FT: 73%                                         
2015/2016 Texas Tech University – NCAA I 9ppg, 4rpg, FG: 51%, FT: 78%
2014/2015 Texas Tech University – NCAA I 7ppg, 3rpg, FG: 49%, FT: 72%

Achievements

 2017/2018 Elite 8 of NCAA Tournament
 2018/2017, 2016/2017, 2015/2016 All-Big 12 Academic 1st Team
2014/2015 All-Big 12 Academic Rookie Team

Videos

#5 in black: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals vs. No. 10 ranked Kansas

https://youtu.be/SLqf1gGmnwM

23 points & 7 rebounds vs. Kansas State

20 points, 7 rebounds, & 3 assists vs. No. 1 ranked Oklahoma

12 points & 7 rebounds vs. No. 11 ranked Purdue University