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RAIQUAN GRAY

#1
(Updated July 2018)
position
Forward
height
6-8
weight
260
year
Freshman-Redshirt
hometown
Ft. lauderdale, Fla.
high school
Dillard

On Gray

A member of Florida State’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Team in 2018…a talented and versatile player who will be a centerpiece of the Seminoles’ rotation in 2018-19 after redshirting during the 2017-18 season…coaches decided to redshirt Gray before the start of his freshman season in order to give him an added year to acclimate himself to the rigors of working towards his degree and playing college basketball…a play maker who handles the basketball, makes shots on offense, 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 while also bringing the basketball up the court as a guard…ranked as the 20th best power forward in the country according to ESPN as a high school star in 2017…ranked the No. 5 power forward in the state of Florida according to ESPN in 2017…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 Florida State 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 Vipers to the Final Four of the Las Vegas Fab 48 Tournament…earned the Unsung Hero Award as a member of Florida State’s Scout team — the Green Vipers — at Florida State’s 2018 Honors Banquet.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2018)

A redshirt season…played in both of Florida State’s exhibition games before the decision was made to redshirt him for the season…scored five points and pulled down four rebounds in 12 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 116-68 exhibition game victory over Central Missouri (Oct. 26)…totaled 12 points and five rebounds in 13 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 122-52 win over Thomas University at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 7)…was a member of the Green Vipers practice squad for the Seminoles in 2018…practiced throughout the season and traveled to every road game during his freshman season.

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 July 7, 1999…RaiQuan is the son of Valerie Gray…A cousin of Quinn Gray who played quarterback at Florida A&M in Tallahassee and with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL…he is currently the head coach at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee…chose Florida State and Leonard Hamilton over Baylor, Miami, Florida, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Memphis…major is social science.