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Leonard Gray

Leonard Gray
Personal information
Born (1951-12-19)December 19, 1951
Kansas City, Kansas
Died June 13, 2006(2006-06-13) (aged 54)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Sumner (Kansas City, Kansas)
College Long Beach State (1971–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 2 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1974–1977
Position Power forward
Number 11, 12
Career history
19741976 Seattle SuperSonics
1976–1977 Washington Bullets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,408 (10.8 ppg)
Rebounds 1,169 (5.2 rpg)
Assists 490 (2.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Leonard Earl Gray (December 19, 1951 – June 13, 2006) was an American professional basketball player. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas.[1] Gray was a 6'8" (203 cm) 240 lb (109 kg) forward and he played collegiately at the Long Beach State from 1971 to 1974[2] after transferring from the University of Kansas (where he played one season on the freshman team).[1] He played in the NBA from 1974 to 1977. He was originally selected with the tenth pick in the 3rd round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.[3] He was also taken in the 1973 ABA Supplementary Draft by the Utah Stars,[4] for whom he never played, and by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 8th pick of the second round in 1974.[5] During his three-year NBA career with the Sonics and the Washington Bullets, Gray averaged 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 224 career games.

A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, Gray died in New Jersey[2] on June 13, 2006, aged 54.[1][2]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Fond Farewell - January 1st - December 31st, 2006, NBRPA website
  2. ^ a b c In Memoriam, The Beach Review - The magazine of California State University, Long Beach: Fall 2006
  3. ^ 1973 NBA Draft, basketballreference.com
  4. ^ 1973 NBA Draft (Special Circumstances Draft), basketballreference.com
  5. ^ 1974 NBA Draft, basketballreference.com

External links

  • Leonard Gray NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
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