Gray, White Jr. Earn All-Conference


(Patrick) #1

This season, Gray ranks third in the league with 18.1 points per game and is one of only two players to stand among The American’s top-four leaders in both scoring and assists.

He has scored at least 20 points in 13 games this season, including a career-high 37 points against Drexel, in the Paradise Jam on Nov. 17.

In addition to his scoring, Gray leads the Cougars and ranks fourth in the league with 4.7 assists per game.

Gray also has made his mark in the Houston records book, recently moving into 10th in Houston career history with 1,581 points

Off the court, Gray received his bachelor’s degree in sociology in December 2017.

Gray was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Gary Clark (Cincinnati), Jacob Evans III (Cincinnati), Shaquille Morris (Wichita State) and Landry Shamet (Wichita State)

He is one of six players to compete in all 30 games to date and leads the team with 30 blocked shots. A two-time Rookie of the Week honoree, White scored a career-high 17 points in the Cougars’ win at ECU on Jan. 14 and swatted four shots at Tulane (Jan. 17) and against Fairfield (Dec. 6).

He enjoyed a pair of double-double this season – including 16 points and 11 boards against league rival USF – and became only the seventh freshman in school history to post multiple double-doubles in a single season.

White was joined on the All-Rookie Team by Ethan Chargois (SMU), David Collins (USF), Nate Pierre-Louis (Temple), and Shawn Williams (ECU).


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#5

Great news.
Fabian should have a big role on next year’s team. He needs to step into Devin Davis’s role.
And we need Nate Hinton (prob our top recruit), Antoine Davis (supposed to be a big time shooter), Jarreau (transfer from UMass, who averaged ~9ppg), Cedric Alley, or someone else to fill Rob Gray’s shoes.
If you forced me to guess right now, I would say that Jarreau and Armoni Brooks take most of Gray’s lost minutes. One of the other guys will need to take Wes Van Beck’s lost minutes.


(Charles) #6

I’m hoping that Gresham (6-9 UMass transfer) can play a major role up front with Brady and Harris as well as Fabian. Alley plays the wing and can step into Fabian’s slot as well.


#7

If we’re going to keep playing as aggressively as we do, we need Harris to take a giant leap forward in his development. He has the size and length to be really good underneath, but he is tremendously raw. Every time Brady and Zanna get in foul trouble and Harris comes in, I clench my teeth a bit. I’m also hoping Breon learns to control his body a litte better so he doesn’t get in foul trouble so often. I don’t know anything about Gresham yet, but depth is nice to have.


(Patrick) #8

You can see the potential in Harris when he plays, but he’s so raw that he may never reach it.


(Charles) #9

Maybe its just me, but I think that Harris has looked better in recent appearances, not quite as lost as at the beginning of the year. If he could be a dependable role player next year it would be a big step up.


#10

Due to what he’ll be asked to do, Harris has to get better at free throws.


(Charles) #11

I agree, the man thinks he’s throwing bricks.


#12

He just looks incredibly stiff to me. Almost like he has to consciously think about every movement his body makes. He needs to react more and think less while he’s out there. That’s just a lack of experience in my opinion.


(Patrick) #13

My thoughts exactly.


(Alfred Matthews) #14

Brooks and White will most likely be starters next season. Them coming off the bench this season has done good for their development.