“Raiquan Gray is a versatile forward who is equally at ease leading the fast break as he is banging down low and doing the dirty work on the glass. He is a capable scorer from all three levels and can be a matchup nightmare for opposing teams thanks to his size and passing abilities. On the defensive side of the ball, Gray is a solid shot blocker due to his long arms and timing,” said Sterling Thomas of The Runner Sports.
ON GRAY: A very versatile player around the basket on both ends of the court…is a playmaker who handles the basketball and makes shots on offense and is a space eater who blocks shots and rebounds well on defense…his game is often compared to that of Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors…can effectively play both the small and power forward positions…ranked as the 20th best power forward in the country according to ESPN…ranked the 5th best in the state of Florida according to ESPN…helped lead Dillard to consecutive state championship titles in 2016 and 2017 as a junior and a senior…totaled a double double of 16 points and 11 rebounds in Dillard’s 2017 Class 7A State championship clinching 75-53 win over Edgewater…played in the 23rd annual Dade-Broward All-Star game in 2017…a member of the Florida Vipers AAU team with fellow FSU teammate Anthony Polite…averaged 10.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists while playing on the Under Armour circuit during the summer prior to his senior season…helped the Vipors to the Final Four of the Las Vegas Feb 48 Tournament in Las Vegas.
AT DILLARD: Graduated from Dillard High School in 2017…as a senior he led Dillard to a 28-5 record overall while averaging a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds…helped the Panthers finish 28-4 and nationally ranked 20th by MaxPreps…was recognized by MaxPreps as a part of the Tour of Champions nationally ranked teams…was selected as a member of the 2016 and 2017 All-Broward County First-Team by the Miami Herald…Dillard was ranked 20th nationally in the final high school ranking by Max Preps…scored 21 points to lead Dillard past St. Raymond (Bronx, N.Y.) in the Kruel Classic Elite Championship…was named to the All-Tournament team in the event as he led Dillard to the team championship…averaged 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior…helped Dillard to a 28-5 record and the Class 6A state title as a junior in 2016…totaled nine points and 10 rebounds in the championship game victory over Largo High School for the sixth championship in school history…earned All-State Class 6A First Team honors as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born April 7, 1999…Raiquan is the son of Valerie Gray…Chose Florida State and Leonard Hamilton over Baylor, Miami, Florida, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Memphis.