Duke Women's Basketball BIO
12 Chelsea Gray
One of the top point guards in school history ... a spectacular playmaker and skilled point guard with a knack for visualizing the floor ... has a wonderful shooting touch and great passing skills ... one of the most clutch players in Duke history ... All-America selection as a sophomore and junior ... Co-Parade National Player of the Year as a senior in high school.
Career: Selected with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun ... helped guide Duke to two ACC Tournament Championships, three ACC regular season titles and three trips to the NCAA Elite Eight over her four years ... part of 120 career wins ... earned All-America honors as a junior from the WBCA Coaches and as a sophomore from USBWA ... voted the ACC Co-Player of the Year by the league’s coaches as a junior ... All-ACC first team honoree as a sophomore and junior ... suffered a dislocated kneecap in the 25th game of her junior season against Wake Forest and missed the remainder of the year ... played the first 17 games of her senior season before suffering a fractured kneecap and missed the rest of the year ... All-ACC Rookie team as a freshman ... one of only five Blue Devils to total a triple-double and the first to notch two triple-doubles ... totaled nine career games with 10 or more assists ... hit 28 of 55 field goals (50.9%) in the final three minutes of games over her career ... had surgery on her left ankle immediately following the 2010-11 season.
Duke Career Record Book: Totaled 1,210 points to rank 25th ... collected an 81.4 free throw percentage, which ranks fourth ... her 545 assists is second ... averaged a school-record 5.0 dishes per game ... notched a 38.5 three-point field goal percentage to rank tied ninth ... swiped 298 steals to rank third ... accumulated 53 charges, which ranks second ... totaled a 1.83 career assist/turnover ratio to rank fourth.
Duke Season Record Book: Dished a school-record 201 assists as a sophomore ... swiped 83 and 89 steals as a sophomore and junior, respectively, to rank fourth and fifth ... collected an 85.1 free throw percentage as a junior to rank 10th ... her four double-figure assist games as a sophomore rank No. 1, while her three as a junior is second ... notched a 2.22 assist/turnover ratio as a senior to rank No. 2 ... took 18 charges as a junior and senior to rank fourth.
Duke Single Game Record Book: Owns four of the top five single-game assist marks ... her 15 assists against Clemson as a junior is tied for a school record ... dished 13 assists twice, which ranks tied third ... swiped nine steals as a junior against Clemson to rank tied third ... took four charges versus Alabama as a senior to tie a school record.
Duke Freshman Record Book: Ranked in the top 10 in nine different categories -- single-game three-pointers made (T4th, 4), season assists (9th, 86), season steals (3rd, 66), season free throws made (10th, 66), season free throws attempted (10th, 82), season free throw percentage (3rd, .805), season three-pointers made (T6th, 33), season three-pointers attempted (7th, 83) and season double-figure scoring (T6th, 19).
As a Senior (2013-14): Played in the first 17 contests before suffering a fractured kneecap and missed the remainder of the season ... two-time ACC Player of the Week in November ... listed on the John R. Wooden Award midseason list ... Naismith and Wade Watch candidate for National Player of the Year ... Senior CLASS Award candidate ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List for the top point guard in the nation ... preseason All-ACC, while being named Sporting News & Lindy’s Magazine All-America ... averaged 10.8 points, 7.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 steals ... scored a season-high 22 points at ninth-ranked California to open the season in her homecoming contest ... dished 13 assists at Marquette and 12 versus Vanderbilt ... her 7.2 assists and 2.9 steals led the ACC prior to her injury ... led Duke with 18 charges taken, including a school-record four versus Alabama.
As a Junior (2012-13): WBCA Coaches All-America and Associated Press Second Team All-America ... Full Court Third Team All-America ... WBCA Region II Nominee for All-America ... John R. Wooden finalist ... Co-ACC Player of the Year by the head coaches ... All-ACC First Team selection ... All-ACC Defensive Team ... USBWA and Naismith Midseason candidate for player of the year ... Women of Troy Classic MVP ... ACC Player of the Week on Jan. 7 ... Naismith Preseason Player of the Year watch list ... All-ACC Academic Team ... final nominee for the Nancy Lieberman Award ... injured in the 25th game of the season against Wake Forest with a dislocated kneecap and missed the remainder of the year ... was having one of the best individual seasons in school history prior to the injury ... averaged 12.6 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 3.6 steals on the season ... notched her second career triple-double at Boston College with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists ... dished a school-record 15 assists against Clemson ... dished 10 assists at Xavier to go along with 22 points, six rebounds and three steals ... shot .851 from the free throw line and hit a school-record 37 straight free throws ... took a team-high 18 charges ... totaled a double-double against Southern California with 18 points and 10 rebounds ... collected a career-high nine steals against Clemson, while scoring nine points and pulling down six rebounds ... against seventh-ranked Maryland, scored a career-high 28 points, while hitting 13-of-14 from the free throw line ... listed as one of the top five point guards by ESPN.com ... hit 40.7 percent from three-point land.
As a Sophomore (2011-12): USBWA All-America ... Fresno Regional All-Tournament team ... one of four finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award ... WBCA Region II Nominee for All-America ... All-ACC Tournament Second Team ... USBWA finalist for National Player of the Year ... Naismith midseason candidate for National Player of the Year ... All-ACC First Team ... two-time ACC Player of the Week selection ... Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament team ... averaged 12.5 points, 6.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 steals ... ranked 12th nationally in assists and 29th in steals ... led the ACC in assists per game, while ranking fifth in free throw percentage (82.1) ... posted a school-record 201 assists ... her 6.1 assists per game was a school record as well ... tied for fourth on the Duke single-season list with 93 steals ... notched a triple-double against Pittsburgh with 14 points, a school-record 13 assists and 11 rebounds ... posted a school-record four games with 10 or more assists on the season ... notched Duke records in the NCAA Tournament with eight steals against St. John’s and 12 assists at Vanderbilt ... posted a 1.7 assist/turnover ratio, which ranked fourth in the ACC ... hit a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line in the Elite Eight versus Stanford ... drained her final 20 free throws of the season ... averaged 16.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals in the NCAA Tournament ... led Duke with eight charges taken ... hit 14-of-22 field goals in the final three minutes of games (63.6%) ... scored 12 points in the final 3:23 at Boston College ... tallied a career-high 25 points in the ACC Tournament against N.C. State ... posted 23 points in the NCAA Elite Eight versus Stanford ... ranked tied for third in the ACC in steals per game (2.8).
As a Freshman (2010-11): Selected to the All-ACC Tournament Second Team after averaging 9.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in three games ... All-ACC Freshman Team honoree ... All-ACC Honorable Mention ... named ACC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 13 ... a Preseason ACC Newcomer to Watch ... saw action in 34 games ... earned starts in 18 games including against DePaul and Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament Regionals ... averaged 8.7 points per game ... hit 80.5 percent from the free throw line ... scored double-digits in 18 contests ... grabbed 113 rebounds for an average of 3.3 boards per game ... averaged 2.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game ... sidelined with an ankle injury late in the regular season ... scored a career-high 20 points at 13th-ranked North Carolina as she hit a career-high 4-of-7 three-pointers ... for the season, hit 39.8 percent from three-point range ... hit multiple three-pointers in nine contests ... dished a career-high seven assists against Oklahoma State and Boston College ... tied for a team best with nine charges taken ... her 80.5 free throw percentage ranked the third-highest by a Duke freshman in school history ... had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists at Oklahoma State as she neared a triple-double ... sank the game-winning layup at N.C. State ... hit two key three-pointers late in the second half to propel Duke to a second round NCAA Tournament victory ... became the ninth freshman in school history to produce 10+ points in her first two career NCAA Tournament games ... notched double-digits against DePaul joining Alana Beard as the only Duke players to register 10+ points in their first three NCAA Tournament games.
Rankings: No. 4 (Blue Star Report), No. 8 (ASGR), No. 4 (ESPN HoopGurlz), No. 5 (Collegiate Girls Basketball Report).
High School/AAU: A McDonald’s All-America and WBCA All-America ... an All-USA Today high school girl’s basketball team selection in 2010 ... named Co-Player of the Year and a first team honoree on Parade’s 2010 All-America squad ... a three-time The Record Player of the Year ... California Miss Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year selection in 2010 ... tallied 18 points and eight rebounds in the 2010 WBCA High School All-America game, while being named Red Team MVP ... scored four points and grabbed five steals in the 2010 McDonald’s All-America High School game ... one of five finalists for the 2010 Naismith National Player of the Year ... in her four years, took 38 charges, while totaling 2,164 career points ... as a senior, averaged 16.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 5.1 steals ... hit 48.0 percent of her field goals ... led her team to the Class 6A state championship and was named MVP of the state tournament ... guided St. Mary’s H.S. to a 34-1 overall record and a No. 2 final national ranking ... the 2009 Stockton Hall of Fame, California Junior, Comcast Sports and Stockton Player of the Year ... her St. Mary’s squad was the California State Champions and won the Division II CIF Tournament in 2009 ... Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team ... 2009 All-USA Girls Basketball third team selection ... named Stockton Record Player of the Week seven times ... as a junior, averaged 19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.4 steals ... hit 53.3 percent of her field goals ... led St. Mary’s to a 31-3 overall record and the state championship .... 2008 California State Player of the Year and Parade Magazine fourth team All-America ... participated in the Nike Skills Academy in 2008 and 2009 ... played for the Nike AAU Team California Storm and Team Taurasi ... selected the 2008 Farmers Insurance Student-Athlete of the Year by Comcast Television ... Cal Hi Sport First Team selection ... her sophomore year, averaged 17.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.9 steals ... 2008 Stockton Player of the Year ... earned Arizona Grand Resort All-Tournament Team honors ... Cal Hi Sport Athlete of the Month selection ... as a freshman, averaged 11.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.8 steals ... MVP of the West Coast Jamboree in 2007.
Personal: Full name is Chelsea Nichelle Gray … born October 8, 1992 in Hayward, Calif. … daughter of James and Vickey Gray … has one brother, Javon (30) … her cousin, Alexis Gray-Lawson played for the California women’s basketball team and was drafted by the Washington Mystics of the WNBA … totaled a 3.7 grade-point average in high school ... majored in sociology along with a minor in theater studies and a markets and management certificate ... an ACC Honor Roll selection as a junior.