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Allisha Gray

  • position G
  • height 6-
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Sandersville, Ga.
  • High school North Carolina
  • position G
  • height 6-
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Sandersville, Ga.
  • High school North Carolina

Allisha Gray Bio

Junior Year (2016-17)

NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
NCAA Stockton Region All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 26)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Prior to South Carolina
First-Team All-ACC (2015)
WBCA Honorable Mention All-America (2015)
Full Court Freshman All-America Second Team (2014)

High School
Three-time Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class 3A Player of the Year

In the Record Books
1st — Games played in a season (37 in 2016-17)
4th — Games started in a season (36 in 2016-17)
Most field goals made in a single NCAA Tournament (42 in 2017)
Most games played by a junior (37 in 2016-17)

Best field goal percentage in an NCAA Tournament game (.846 (11-13) vs. UNC Asheville, 3/1/17)

Career Summary

  • Chose to forego her senior season to enter the WNBA Draft
  • Was the fourth pick in the draft, going to the Dallas Wings
  • Holds program records for field goal percentage in an NCAA Tournament game (.846 (11-13) vs. UNC Asheville, 3/1/17) and most games played in a season (37)

Junior Year (2016-17)

  • Started 36 of 37 games, finishing in double figures in all but eight contests
  • Second on the team in scoring (13.2), steals (1.3) and assists (2.5) and finished 19th in SEC in scoring on the season
  • Named to the All-Tournament team in both the Final Four and NCAA Regional, averaging 16.5 points on 56.8 percent shooting during the NCAA Tournament and added 8.3 rebounds per game in the six games of the event, second-best on the team
  • Ended a 9-0 third-quarter run by #7/7 Mississippi State (Apr. 2) in the national title game with a transition layup and free throw and added four straight points to the 12-2 fourth-quarter run that sealed the victory … posted her second double-double of the tournament with 10 rebounds, including six in the second half
  • Posted 13 of her team-high 18 points against #6/6 Stanford (Mar. 31) in the second half of the NCAA semifinal game, powering the Gamecocks past a nine-point halftime deficit … reeled in six of her eight rebounds in the final 20 minutes as well to overcome a halftime rebounding deficit as well
  • Tallied nine of her 11 points in the first half against #10/13 Florida State (Mar. 27) in the NCAA Elite Eight, closing the 20 minutes with a productive stretch highlighted by two tough baskets down low and a steal that put Carolina at the line
  • Continued to pace Carolina on the glass in the NCAA Sweet 16 against Quinnipiac (Mar. 25) after grabbing a game-best eight rebounds … scored eight of her 19 points in the second quarter to help establish a commanding halftime lead
  • Scored early and late in NCAA second-round game against Arizona State (Mar. 19) with six points and four rebounds in first quarter and five straight points, including clutch three-point play, during 16-4 run to start fourth quarter
  • Delivered her first career double-double (22 points, 12 rebounds) with tremendous effort on the glass in the opening round of NCAA Tournament against UNC Asheville (Mar. 17) with five of her first seven field goals coming off put-backs
  • Effective from deep early in the SEC semifinal against Georgia (Mar. 3) with three first-half 3s, finishing with 17 points
  • Shot 4-of-5 from the floor and connected on six of seven free throws in the second half against #22/- Kentucky (Feb. 26)
  • Converted two tough put-back buckets at Texas A&M (Feb. 23) and scored eight of her 12 points in the third period to help keep the Gamecock lead at double digits after halftime
  • Facilitated the offense early against Vanderbilt (Feb. 16), distributing three of her game-best five assists in the first quarter … tallied eight of her points in the final 6:21 of the third quarter
  • Dished out four of her game best and SEC career-high six assists in the opening 11 minutes against Auburn (Feb. 9)
  • Tallied seven points in the opening two minutes of the second quarter at Arkansas (Feb. 5) to stretch lead to double-digits … finished with 10 points and dished out three of her four assists in the first half
  • Netted eight of her 11 points at #25/- Kentucky (Feb. 2) during momentum-shifting 22-4 run to close the first half, accounting for six of the team’s first eight points throughout the dominant stretch
  • Battled against Tennessee (Jan. 30) with the Gamecocks’ frontcourt in foul trouble in the first half, posting eight points and six boards in the opening 20 minutes
  • Engineered pivotal 18-5 fourth-quarter run at Georgia (Jan. 26), scoring 11 points during the stretch
  • Came alive in the second half against #4/4 Mississippi State (Jan. 23) with 16 of her 17 points in the final two periods, including 12 in the third quarter to help Carolina turn a seven-point halftime deficit into a one-point lead … delivered the key defensive play after running down a Bulldog guard to deter a layup in transition and preserve the one-point Gamecock lead with 54 seconds to play
  • Scored eight of her 11 points against Ole Miss (Jan. 19) in the first quarter to help open early 20-11 lead
  • Second on team in points and rebounds at LSU (Jan. 15) battling in the forward spot while blocking a career-best three shots … became the second Gamecock this season to pair a 20-point game with at least three blocks
  • Grabbed the biggest rebound of her seven against Georgia (Jan. 12) off a missed Lady Bulldog free throw with three seconds left then hit the resulting two free throws to stretch the Gamecock lead to three … six of her seven rebounds and 11 of her 14 points came in the second half
  • Converted two crucial 3-point plays against #9/9 UCLA (Dec. 18), the second of which pushed Carolina’s lead back to double-digits early in the fourth quarter
  • Found her shooting stroke in the early going at Florida (Jan. 8) with four first-half 3-pointers, the third of which opened the scoring in Carolina’s dominant second quarter
  • Triggered South Carolina’s 3-point shooting outburst against Minnesota (Dec. 11), connecting on two early 3s to help open the contest on a 15-0 run … finished with 18 points in just 19 minutes of action
  • Knocked down a 3 nine seconds into the fourth quarter at Duke (Dec. 4) that sparked a 9-2 run that put the Gamecocks within striking distance while handing out a career-high six assists
  • Tallied 11 of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter against #4/4 Louisville (Nov. 27), including six during a 16-5 run to help end any threat of a Cardinal comeback
  • Crafty scorer with 24 points at #7/6 Ohio State (Nov. 14) in Gamecock debut, including five as part of 10-0 run early in fourth quarter to end Buckeyes’ comeback hopes

Prior to South Carolina

  • Played two seasons at North Carolina (2014-15)
  • Became 35th player in program history to score 1,000 career points with her 1,053 the second most scored in a Tar Heel’s first two seasons
  • Named First-Team All-ACC and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention after leading the team in scoring at 15.2 points per game to rank eighth in the league, while her 7.6 rebounds per game were second on the team and 11th in the conference
  • Was named to the Naismith and Wooden Award midseason watch lists
  • Made the Freshman All-America Second Team by Full Court and was an All-ACC Freshman Team selection after finishing 18th in the league with 13.9 points per game, including 41.8 percent accuracy from 3-point range to rank fifth in the ACC
  • Was the second North Carolina player to ever score at least 500 points in her freshman season

High School

  • Ranked as the No. 7 overall and No. 4 guard in the 2013 class according to ESPN
  • Three-time Class 3A Player of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012) by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA), two-time selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (2011, 2012)
  • Sat out her senior season with an injury
  • Led Washington County to the 3A state title in 2011 and a runner-up finish her junior year (2012)
  • Paced the state with 28.4 points per game as a sophomore (2011) and averaged 32.0 points, 3.4 assists and 5.2 steals as a junior (2012)
  • Was named to the 2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team, missing the FIBA Americas U18 Championship with an injury


  • Born Jan. 12, 1995, in Greenwood, S.C.
  • Daughter of Annie and Dr. Allen Gray, has an older brother, Marlo East, a younger brother A.J. Gray, who plays football at Georgia Tech, and a younger sister, Ashley Gray
  • Majoring in broadcasting