June 7, 2006
Florida State head coach Sue Semrau has announced that Angelique (Angel) Gray will play women’s basketball for the Seminoles in 2006-07. Gray, a 5-9 guard from Stone Mountain, Ga., was rated among the nation’s 2006 Top 100 players by All-Stars Girls Report. Although rated among the top 20 point guards, she possesses the versatility to play multiple guard positions.
“Angel is the perfect compliment to our 2006 recruiting class,” Semrau said. “She is a talented player whose strength is ‘connecting the dots.’ As a combo guard, she is willing and able to step in and provide whatever is needed to make us a great team. She is strong, skilled and intelligent. She brings depth and versatility to the point guard and wing position. Angel is an exciting sign for us.”
Gray joins fall signees Ft. Lauderdale native Jacinta Monroe, a 6-4 forward/center out of Stranahan High School and Alysha Harvin, a 5-10 guard, from Hollywood, Fla., who attended South Broward High School.
As a senior, Gray ranked second in DeKalb County with 17.3 points per game, 4.7 steals per game and in free throw percentage at 75 percent and finished her Stone Mountain High School career with 1,765 points. She was nominated for the WBCA All-American game and played in the North-South Georgia All-Star and East-West Metro Atlanta games. Gray is a three-time recipient of the Naismith Team of the Month Award and also earned Most Valuable Player honors at Stone Mountain for three straight seasons. In 2004-05, Gray was selected the Player of the Year for DeKalb County and was the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Class 4A Player of the Year.
A captain of the Stone Mountain High School team all four years, Gray was also a 2005 Street & Smith All-America Honorable Mention, a 4Shot Hoops All-State Second Team honoree, an Orlando Sentinel All-South Honorable Mention selection and was named to the End of the Oregon Trail All-Tournament Team as a member of the GA/Lina 76ers AAU team.
With the conclusion of the 2006 season, both Monroe and Harvin have earned numerous accolades since their November signing with FSU. Monroe averaged 20.6 points, 15.9 rebounds, 8.5 blocks and 4.4 steals in 2005-06. A South Florida Sun-Sentinel All-County selection, Monroe was named the Gatorade Florida Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year, an award FSU’s Shante Williams also won. Harvin averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists her senior season and was named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Class 6A-5A-4A Player of the Year.