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June 19, 2015


COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina head women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley announced that Allisha Gray (Sandersville, Ga./Washington County) has signed a financial aid agreement to attend the University and play for the Gamecocks. Gray, who earned First-Team All-ACC honors last season at North Carolina, will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2016-17.

“We are excited that Allisha has decided to continue her collegiate career as part of the Gamecock women’s basketball family,” Staley said. “Her hard work and intensity on both ends of the floor will be a great addition to our team as we continue to compete for championships.”

Gray was the Tar Heels’ leading scorer last season with 15.2 points per game after finishing second on the team with 13.9 points per game as a freshman. Pulling down 8.2 rebounds per game in 2014-15, the six-foot guard was one of just two players in the ACC to rank among the top 10 in both points and rebounds, coming in 10th in scoring and ninth in rebounding. Included on midseason watch lists for both the Naismith and Wooden Awards, Gray was the Tar Heels’ top outside threat, shooting 30.9 percent from 3-point range last season after netting 41.8 percent from outside the arc as a freshman. She earned Second-Team Freshman All-America honors from Full Court and was an ACC All-Freshman selection in 2013-14, finishing among the ACC’s top 20 scorers and adding 5.5 rebounds in helping the Tar Heels to the NCAA Elite Eight.

Gray joins fellow ACC transfers Sarah Imobvioh (Virginia) and Kaela Davis (Georgia Tech), as well as incoming freshman Shay Colley (Brampton, Ontario) in the Gamecocks’ 2015 signing class.