Reshanda Gray

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Reshanda Gray
Reshanda Gray with Cal.JPG
Gray with the California Golden Bears in 2015
No. 21New York Liberty
Position Power forward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school Washington Prep
(Los Angeles, California)
College California (2011–2015)
WNBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015 Minnesota Lynx
20152016 Atlanta Dream
2015–2017Dike Napoli
2017–2019 Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds
2018–Present New York Liberty
Career highlights and awards

Reshanda Gray (born June 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds of the Women's Korean Basketball League. She was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2015 WNBA draft. [1]

Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds

Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds is a professional basketball club in the Women's Korean Basketball League in South Korea.

Womens Korean Basketball League

The Women's Korean Basketball League (WKBL) is the premier professional women's basketball league in South Korea. The league was established in 1998.

Minnesota Lynx womens basketball team

The Minnesota Lynx are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team won the WNBA title in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

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Early life

Born in Los Angeles, California, Gray grew up in a low income family, moving from place to place. At age 11, she and her six siblings settled in a one-room apartment long-term. She and her siblings were put into foster care, due to her parents drug use. She attended Bret Harte Middle School, where she first played basketball. After middle school she attended Washington Prep, where she played volleyball, track, and basketball.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

Foster care system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent"

Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent" or with a family member approved by the state. The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social service agency. The institution, group home or foster parent is compensated for expenses unless with a family member.

Hayward Unified School District

The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) is a public school district serving the city of Hayward, California, in Alameda County, in the United States. Supervised by the superintendent and the HUSD board of trustees, the district serves about 21,000 students in 30 schools, and employs more than 950 teachers. The current superintendent is Dr. Matt Wayne and the current board of trustees president is Dr. Robert Carlson.

College

Gray helped lead the Golden Bears to it first NCAA Final Four in 2013. In the 2013-14 season she scored 43 points and 16 rebound against Washington State. She ended that season averaging 17.6 points and 9 rebounds. [2] In her senior season of 2014–15, Gray was named Pac-12 Player of the Year by the league's head coaches, [3] although she would lose out to Oregon State's Ruth Hamblin for the media version of the award. [4]

2013–14 California Golden Bears womens basketball team

The 2013–14 California Golden Bears women's basketball team will represent University of California, Berkeley during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Golden Bears, led by third year head coach Lindsay Gottlieb, play their home games at the Haas Pavilion and were a members of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished with a record of 22–10 overall, 13–5 in Pac-12 play for a tie for a second-place finish. They lost in the quarterfinals in the 2014 Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament to Washington State. They were invited to the 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament which they defeated Fordham in the first round before getting defeated by Baylor in the second round.

2014–15 California Golden Bears womens basketball team

The 2014–15 California Golden Bears women's basketball team will represent University of California, Berkeley during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Golden Bears, led by fourth year head coach Lindsay Gottlieb, play their home games at the Haas Pavilion and were a members of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 24–10, 13–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for third place. They advanced to the championship game of the Pac-12 Women's Tournament where they lost to their in-state rival Stanford. They received at-large bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Wichita State in the first round before getting defeated by Texas in the second round.

Pac-12 Conference Womens Basketball Player of the Year college basketball award

The Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Pac-12 Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1986–87 season, the first year in which the league then known as the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) officially sponsored women's sports.

California statistics

Source [5]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
YearTeamGPPointsFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2011-12California3536753.3%100.0%68.0%6.00.30.40.510.5
2012-13California3327351.0%0.0%65.1%5.20.20.50.38.3
2013-14California3253959.1%0.0%74.1%8.80.80.70.416.8
2014-15California3459056.8%50.0%68.8%7.10.50.61.017.4
Career134176955.8%40.0%69.4%6.70.40.50.613.2

Professional career

WNBA

Gray was drafted with the 16th pick in the second round of the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. After 10 games played with the Lynx, Gray was acquired by the Atlanta Dream along with teammate Damiris Dantas in a three-team trade deal that sent Érika de Souza to the Chicago Sky and Sylvia Fowles to the Lynx midway through the season. [6] For the rest of the season, Gray averaged a career-high in scoring for the Dream as a reserve. During the 2016 season, Gray had career highs in scoring and rebounding in a win against the Dallas Wings where she scored 22 points along with 10 rebounds in one of her five starts of the season for the Dream. [7] On January 26, 2017, Gray was traded to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Aneika Henry. [8] In May 2017, Gray was waived by the Sun following training camp. [9] On February 28, 2018, the New York Liberty signed Gray to a training camp contract. [10]

Atlanta Dream Womens basketball team

The Atlanta Dream are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the 2008 WNBA season began. The team is owned by Dream Too LLC, which is composed of two Atlanta businesswomen: Mary Brock, and Kelly Loeffler. Like some other WNBA teams, the Dream is not affiliated with an NBA counterpart, even though the Dream share the market with the Atlanta Hawks.

Damiris Dantas do Amaral is a Brazilian female basketball player for Corinthians/Americana of the Brazilian League and Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Érika de Souza basketball player

Érika Cristina de Souza is a Brazilian professional basketball player for Uninassau Basquette of the Women's Brazilian Basketball League.

Overseas

In the 2015-16 WNBA off-season, Gray played in Italy for Dike Napoli. [11] In August 2016, Gray re-signed with Dike Napoli for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season. [12] In 2017, Gray signed with the Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds of the South Korean league for the 2017-18 WNBA off-season. In 2018, Gray signed with the Uni Győr of the Hungarian league for the 2018-19 WNBA off-season.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Italian Alps and surrounded by several islands. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and traversed along its length by the Apennines, Italy has a largely temperate seasonal climate. The country covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares open land borders with France, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member state of the European Union.

Personal life

Gray has three brothers and three sisters. [13]

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