PTS: 11 vs. Murray State (3-23-19)
REBS: 6 vs. Gonzaga (3-28-19)
ASTS: 3 vs. Miami (1-9-19)
STLS: 5 vs. Murray State (3-23-19)
2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll
One of the brightest young stars in the ACC who displayed his incredible abilities both offensively and defensively during his redshirt freshman season and with the experience he gained will develop into one of the top stars in the ACC…plays with a very diverse skill set that allows him to be an outstanding ball handler, shot maker, a player with back-to-the-basket skills and a skilled facilitator…has tremendously unique offensive skill set that will allow him to develop into one of the top players in the ACC during his career…a starter in all three NCAA Tournament games during the Seminoles’ run to the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA Tournament which allowed him to showcase his talents on college basketball’s biggest stage…has three seasons of eligibility remaining as the 2019-20 season begins…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…one of three players on the Seminoles’ 2019-20 roster with starting experience during his career…has started four games – including three in the 2019 NCAA Tournament in helping the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year…a member of two NCAA Tournaments teams – the Seminoles’ Elite Eight team in 2018 and the Seminoles’ Sweet 16 team in 2019…as a starter, he helped Florida State to a 2-1 overall record and a second consecutive appearance in the Sweet 16 in 2019…averaged 6.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in the Seminoles’ three NCAA Tournament games…Florida State defeated Vermont in the first round (March 21, 2019, 76-69) and Murray State in the second round (March 23, 2019, 90-62) before falling to No. 1 seeded Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 (March 29, 2019, 72-58)…helped Florida State to a 2-1 record in the ACC Tournament and led the Seminoles to their third appearance in the ACC Tournament Championship game in school history…included in the Seminoles’ run to the ACC Tournament Championship game was a victory over No. 2 and eventual National Champion Virginia (March 14, 2019, 69-59)…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…named to the 2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll…earned the Unsung Hero Award as a member of Florida State’s Scout team — the Green Vipers — at Florida State’s 2018 Honors Banquet… took home the award as Florida State’s most improved player at the Seminoles’ 2019 season-ending Honors Banquet…also earned a special team J.U.I.C.E award (Just Us In Combat Every Day) at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2019.
Averaged 3.9 points (10th on the team), 2.3 rebounds (sixth), 0.8 steals (third) and shot .721 from the free throw line (seventh) as he played in 36 of Florida State’s 37 games in leading the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…averaged 12.3 minutes played while playing in 36 of Florida State’s 37 games…a starter during the regular season in Florida State’s victory over Southeast Missouri State (Dec. 17) and in the Seminoles’ NCAA Tournament games against Vermont (March 21), Murray State (March 23) and Gonzaga (March 28) in the Sweet 16…an integral part of Florida State’s record-setting 2018-19 season as the Seminoles finished with a 28-9 record, a 13-3 record in ACC play, in fourth place in the ACC standings, with their third appearance in school history in the ACC Tournament Championship game and a second consecutive appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…the Seminoles’ 29 overall victories and 13 wins in ACC play are single season records for the Florida State program…Florida State’s run in the ACC Championship included an overtime win over No. 16 Virginia Tech (March 14, 2019, 65-63) and a win over No. 2 Virginia (March 15, 2019, 69-59) before the Seminoles fell to Duke in the ACC Tournament Championship game (March 16, 2019, 73-63)…Florida State also earned a 2-1 record in the NCAA Tournament with wins over Vermont and Murray State in Hartford and a second-weekend loss to No. 1 seeded Gonzaga…totaled his career-high of 11 points in Florida State’s second round NCAA Tournament game victory over Murray State at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn…his 11 points came in a starters role during which he played his career-high of 24 minutes…made his career-high of three 3-point shots and was a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line in helping send the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season…scored each of his three 3-points shots in the first half of the game…his first at the 19:30 mark of the first half opened the scoring and gave the Seminoles a quick 3-0 lead…his second came at the 13:38 mark and brought the Seminoles to within one at 18-17 while his third gave Florida State a 29-23 lead with 9:54 left to play before intermission…Florida State extended its lead to 50-34 at the half in winning by a 90-62 margin…his five steals tied the school record for steals in an NCAA Tournament game…displayed his abilities as a perimeter defender as he finished his first season with 29 steals in 36 games…multiple steals came in seven different games with his career-high of five coming in the Seminoles’ victory over Murray State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament…totaled two steals in Florida State’s ACC victories over Georgia tech at home and at Syracuse…at least one steal in each of the Seminoles’ final five games of the season – two in the ACC Tournament and all three in the NCAA Tournament – to total 11 steals in the final five games of the season (2.2 spg)…played in six victories over six nationally ranked teams, a victory over Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and a win over Saint Louis in the Orange Bowl Classic…helped Florida State earn a school record eight consecutive ACC wins from Jan 22 (at home against Clemson) through Feb 19 (on the road against Clemson)…Florida State won 16 of its final 19 games of the 2109 season including its 2-1 record in both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments…made his career debut with two points and two rebounds in 13 minutes of play in the Seminoles’ 81-60 win over Florida in Tallahassee (Nov. 6)…totaled four points, three rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s 93-61 win over Canisius in Tallahassee (Nov. 19)…scored eight points to go along with four rebounds and two assists in Florida State’s 79-76 overtime victory over LSU in the semifinals of the AdvoCare Classic (Nov. 23)…totaled seven points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s game against Villanova in the championship game of the AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 25)…scored seven points to go along with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in the Seminoles’ 73-72 win over Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge in Tallahassee (Nov. 28)…first career start with two points and two rebounds in Florida State’s 85-68 win over Southeast Missouri in Tallahassee (Dec. 17)…totaled six points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 9)…finished with four points, four rebounds and two steals at Pitt (Jan. 14)…scored five points, added one rebound and one assist in Florida State’s game at Boston College (Jan. 20)…totaled seven points, two rebounds and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)…totaled seven points, two rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 80-75 overtime victory over Louisville at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Feb. 9)…totaled six points (on 2 made 3-point field goals), three rebounds and one blocked shot against North Carolina in Chapel Hill (Feb. 23)…scored one point to go along with four rebounds and two assists in Florida State’s 78-73 win over NC State in Tallahassee (March 2)…totaled four points, one rebound and one steal in Florida State’s 65-57 victory over Wake Forest in the Seminoles’ regular season finale in Winston-Salem (March 9)…totaled four points, one rebound and one steal in Florida State’s 69-59 win over No. 2 Virginia in the semifinals of the 2019 ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. (March 15)…totaled eight points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist as a starter in Florida State’s victory over Vermont in the NCAA Tournament…was the second start of his career and first in the NCAA Tournament…totaled a career-high 11 points, a career-high five steals and three rebounds in Florida State’s 90-62 win over Murray State at the XL Center in Hartford to send the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (March 23)…a career-high six rebounds with one assist and two steals in Florida State’s Sweet 16 game in the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (March 28).
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.
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.
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 International Affairs.