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RAIQUAN GRAY

#1
(Updated July 2020)
position
Forward
height
6-8
weight
260
year
Freshman-Redshirt
hometown
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
high school
Dillard

RAIQUAN GRAY'S CAREER HIGHS

PTS: 24 vs. Wake Forest (2-13-21)
REBS: 13 at Miami (2-24-21)
ASTS: 6 at Miami (2-24-21)
STLS: 5 vs. Murray State (3-23-19)

HONORS

2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
2020-21 Team Captain
ACC Player of the Week (February 15, 2021; Wake Forest game)
2021 All-ACC Third Team (ACC Coaches and Media)
2021 All-American Honorable Mention (Associated Press)
2021 Florida State University Graduate (Social Sciences)

On Gray

The 59th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets…earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Florida State University on April 23, 2021…entered his name for consideration in the 2021 NBA Draft on April 2, 2021… earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors as named by the Associated Press in 2021…a member of three NCAA Tournament teams and played as a starter on two NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 teams…started 52 of the final 58 games of his career in the final two full seasons of his career as a Seminole…helped lead Florida State to a 73-20 (.785 winning percentage) overall record and a 40-13 (.755 winning percentage) mark in ACC play during his three seasons…a starter in six career NCAA Tournament games (three in 2019 and three in 2021) as he helped lead the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 in both seasons…played in 90 career games and was a starter in 52 career games…helped lead Florida State to the championship of the ACC in 2020 with a 16-4 season record…the Seminoles won the first Regular Season ACC Championship in school history and were proclaimed the ACC Champions when the ACC Tournament was cancelled because of the coronavirus…the Seminoles were among the favorites to earn a very high national seed and were also among the favorites to win the NCAA Championship before the NCAA Tournament was also cancelled…helped Florida State to the championship game of two ACC Tournaments – 2019 and 2021…in between, the Seminoles won the 2020 ACC Championship when the tournament and the season was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic…finished as Florida State’s second-leading scorer (a career-high 11.9 points per game), the Seminoles’ leading rebounder (a career-high 6.4 rebounds per game) and was third on the team in assists (a career-high 2.2 assists per game) as a senior during the 2020-21 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…as a starter in the NCAA Tournament, he helped Florida State to a 4-2 overall record and two consecutive appearances in the Sweet 16 in 2019 and 2020…averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in six career 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 wins over UNC Greensboro (March 20, 2021, 64-54) and Colorado (March 22, 2021, 71-53) before falling to Michigan in the Sweet 16 (March 28, 2021, 76-58)…helped Florida State to a 2-1 record in the 2021 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 National Champion Virginia (March 14, 2019, 69-59)…helped Florida State to a 1-1 record in the 2021 ACC Tournament with a win over North Carolina (March 12, 2021, 69-66) before a loss in the Championship game to Georgia Tech (March 13, 2021, 80-75)…totaled 90 career steals in 90 career games for a 1.0 steals per game average for his entire career…ranked as the 20th best power forward in the country according to ESPN as a high school star in 2017…ranked as 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 a 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 while earning special team J.U.I.C.E award (Just Us In Combat Everyday) at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2019…presented with the Most Improved Award at Florida State’s season-ending Honors Banquet in 2020.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2021)

Averaged a career-high 11.9 points (second on the team), a career-high 6.4 rebounds (first), a career-high 2.2 assists (third) and a career-high 1.2 steals (third) in helping Florida State the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, to a second place finish in the ACC regular season standings and to a runner-up finish in the ACC Tournament Championship…team captain…earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors as named by the Associated Press in 2021…All-ACC Third team selection in 2021…earned All-ACC honors for the first time in his career…the ACC Player of the Week for the first time in his career on January 15, 2021 for his 24-point, 12 rebound performance against Wake Forest on January 13 in Tallahassee…helped lead the Seminoles to an 18-7 overall record and an 11-4 mark in ACC play…totaled career-high statistics for field goals made (109), field goals attempted (211), total points (297), average points scored per game (11.9), defensive rebounds (123), total rebounds (160), average rebounds per game (6.4), minutes played (658) and average minutes played per game (26.3)…scored in double figures in a career-high 15 games including a career-best streak of 12 consecutive games from January 16 against North Carolina through March 6 at Notre Dame as he averaged 15.9 points per game…Florida State was 9-3 in those 12 consecutive games…totaled eight points, five rebounds, four steals and one assist in Florida State’s season opening win over North Florida in Tallahassee (Dec. 2)…scored 12 points, pulled down nine rebounds and earned one steal in Florida State’s 69-67 overtime victory over Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Tallahassee (Dec. 9)…totaled five points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in Florida State’s seventh consecutive win over Florida at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Dec. 12)…scored 14 points and totaled three rebounds, two assists and two steals against UCF at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Dec. 19)…totaled seven points, a team-high tying four assists and three rebounds in Florida State’s 105-73 victory over NC State in Tallahassee (Jan. 13)…totaled 19 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in Florida State’s 82-75 win over North Carolina in Tallahassee (Jan. 16)…scored 17 points to go along with eight rebounds and two assists in Florida State’s 78-65 win at Louisville (Jan. 18)…in double figures with 11 points and three rebounds in Florida State’s 81-60 win over Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 23)…first career double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in Florida State’s 81-59 win over Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 27)…totaled 19 points, eight rebounds and three steals against Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Jan 30)…a career-high 24 points with 12 rebounds and was a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line in Florida State’s overtime win over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…in the Florida State record book and tied for first in school history with a perfect 10-10 performance from the free throw line in the Seminoles’ win over Wake Forest…scored 15 points, pulled down five rebounds and totaled three assists as Florida State defeated No. 7 Virginia by an 81-60 margin in Tallahassee (Feb. 15)…scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds to go along with two steals and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 79-72 win at Pittsburgh (Feb. 20)…third career double double with 12 points, a career-high 13 rebounds, a career-high six assists and two blocked shots in Florida State’s 88-71 win over Miami in Coral Gables (Feb. 24)…totaled 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals against North Carolina in the Dean E. Smith Center (Feb. 27)…in double figures with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in Florida State’s victory over Boston College on Senior Night in Tallahassee (March 3)…fourth career double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with two assists and two steals in Florida State’s game at Notre Dame (March 6)…totaled eight points, five rebounds and two assists to leads Florida State to a 69-66 win over North Carolina in the AACC Tournament semifinals at the Greensboro Coliseum…the Seminoles’ win over the Tar Heels sent them to the ACC Championship game for the fourth time in school history (March 12) and for the second time in his career…tied for game high honors with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists as Florida State defeated UNC Greensboro, 64-54, in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament (March 20)…totaled nine points, six rebounds and two assists in Florida State’s 71-53 win over Colorado in the NCAA Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum — a win that sent the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year (March 22)…scored eight points, pulled down three rebounds and totaled one assist in Florida State’s game against Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. (March 28).

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2020)

Averaged 6.0 points (sixth on the team), 3.8 rebounds (fifth) and 1.1 steals (fourth) as he played in a career-high 29 games while earning 24 starting assignments…was in Florida State’s starting lineup for the final 21 games of the season as he started 19 of the Seminoles’ 20 ACC games…helped lead Florida State to a 26-5 overall record, a 16-4 mark in ACC play and the first ACC Regular Season Championship in school history for the Seminoles…the Seminoles’ 16 ACC wins set a school record for conference wins in a season… totaled career-high statistics for 3-point field goals attempted (73), offensive rebounds (59), blocked shots (19), and steals (31)…a season-high 10 rebounds in Florida State’s 80-77 victory over Syracuse in Tallahassee (Feb. 15)…five or more rebounds in nine different games with 10 coming against Syracuse and seven coming in five Florida State victories: Chicago State (Nov. 25), vs. Purdue (Nov. 30), USF (Dec. 21), North Carolina (Feb. 3), and Boston College (March 7)…a career-high 31 steals as a redshirt sophomore…totaled his season-high of four steals in Florida State’s championship clinching win over Purdue in the final round of the Emerald Coast Classic…totaled multiple steals in eight different games including four against Purdue and three each against North Florida, USF and at Notre Dame (March 4)…a starter in the Seminoles’ season opener at Pitt and finished with seven points, three rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes played…totaled seven points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Florida State’s victory over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville (Nov. 10)…scored four points to go along with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Western Carolina (Nov. 15)…totaled six points, a season-high seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 25)…scored six points, pulled down a seven rebounds, totaled two assists and four steals in Florida State’s championship clinching victory over Purdue in the Emerald Coast Classic…totaled one point and three rebounds in the overtime period as Florida State outscored the Boilermakers by a 5-2 margin to win in overtime by a 63-60 margin (Nov. 30)…scored eight points, pulled down three rebounds and earned two assists in Florida State’s game against Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Dec. 3)…totaled seven points on a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line in Florida State’s victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)…scored 11 points and added a five assists in Florida State’s 98-81 victory over North Florida (Dec. 17)…totaled 11 points and seven rebounds to go along with three steals in Florida State’s victory over USF in the Orange Bowl Classic at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Dec. 21)…totaled nine points — including an important second-half 3-point shot and two assists in Florida State’s 78-68 win over Wake Forest on the road in ACC play (Jan. 8)…scored his season-high of 13 points on six of 10 made field goals in helping Florida State over Notre Dame, 85-84, in Tallahassee (Jan. 25)…totaled 12 points and 7 rebounds in Florida State’s victory at home against North Carolina…totaled 10 rebounds, two points and three assists in Florida State’s victory over Syracuse in Tallahassee…scored 11 points, pulled down six rebounds while adding one blocked shot and one assist in Florida State’s 82-67 win over Louisville (Feb. 24)…totaled four points, seven rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over Boston College in Tallahassee — a win that propelled the Seminoles to the ACC regular season championship for the first time in school history.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (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 those 36 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 29-8 record, a 13-5 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 is the 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 season-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 season-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 – totaled 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 2019 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)…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 season-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 season-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).

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 sister, Raven Gray, and a brother, Rasheed 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 formerly the head coach at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee and is currently the quarterbacks coach at Alcorn State University…chose Florida State and Leonard Hamilton over Baylor, Miami, Florida, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Memphis…graduated from Florida State on April 23, 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science.