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Chelsea Gray's Bio

About Chelsea Gray

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 14, 2014 Drafted by Connecticut in the first round (No. 11 overall) in the 2014 WNBA Draft
April 14, 2016 Traded to Los Angeles as the Sparks sent Jonquel Jones and the 17th pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft (Jamie Weisner) to Connecticut in exchange for the Sun’s first round pick in 2017 (Allisha Gray), and the 15th (Whitney Knight) and the 23rd (Brianna Butler) selections in the 2016 Draft.
Feb. 2, 2021 Signed by Las Vegas as an Unrestricted Free Agent

 

WNBA REGULAR SEASON CAREER

Career Highlights

  • WNBA Champion (2016)
  • WNBA All-Star (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • All-WNBA First Team (2019)
  • All-WNBA Second Team (2017)
  • Entering the 2021 season, ranks 15th in WNBA history in career assists per game

2021 (Las Vegas)

  • Named a WNBA All-Star

2020 (Los Angeles)

  • Finished 5th in the league in assists per game, and 2nd in free throw percentage
  • Scored in double figures in 18 of 22 games, including 4 games of 20 or more points and a season-high 27 points at Connecticut on August 28
  • Handed out a season-high 11 assists vs. Las Vegas on September 12
  • Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds at Dallas on September 2
  • Picked up a season-high 3 steals on 4 occasions

2019 (Los Angeles)

  • Recorded the eighth triple-double in WNBA regular season history on July 7 with a 13-point, a season-high 10-rebound, and a season-high 13-assist effort vs. Washington
  • Named to her third consecutive WNBA All-Star Game
  • Named to the All-WNBA First Team
  • Finished 2nd in the league in assists per game, 4th in minutes per game, and 6th in free throw percentage
  • Set a franchise record with 20 points in a quarter On August 29 vs. Indiana. Her third quarter outburst was also tied for the second most points scored in a quarter in WNBA history.
  • Scored in double-figures in 28 times of 34 games, including each of the final 20 games of the season
  • Scored 20 or more points on 7 occasions, including a season-high 30 vs. Indiana on August 29
  • Made a career-high 7 three-pointers at Indiana on August 29
  • Handed out 10 or more assists in a game on 2 occasions—13 vs. Washington on July 7, and vs. Las Vegas on August 1
  • Recorded her 500th career assist against the Liberty on June 4
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals on July 20 at New York

2018 (Los Angeles)

  • Finished the season ranked 6th in the league in assists per game, 7th in steals per game, and 5th in minutes per game
  • Named to her second consecutive WNBA All-Star game
  • Opened the season with a game-winning buzzer-beater to give the Sparks a 77-76 win over Minnesota on May 2
  • Scored in double figures in 28 of 34 games, including 20 or more points 9 times, and a season-high 26 points vs. New York on August 14
  • Handed out a season-high 11 assists vs. New York on June 24
  • Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds on 3 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 6 steals at Minnesota on May 20
  • Blocked a career-high 3 shots at Chicago on June 17

2017 (Los Angeles)

  • Led the league in three-point field goal percentage, while finishing 6th in assists per game, and 3rd in minutes per game
  • Named a WNBA All-Star reserve for the first time in her career
  • Named to the All-WNBA Second Team
  • Scored in double figures in 28 of 34 games, including 6 games of 20 or more points, and a season-high 25 vs. Atlanta on May 27
  • Recorded a double-double with a season-high 10 assists to go along with 20 points in a 115-106 win over Chicago on August 18
  • Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds at Dallas on August 6
  • Picked up a season-high 4 steals at Chicago on August 18

2016 (Los Angeles)

  • Scored in double figures in 7 of 33 games, including 2 games of 20 or more points, and a season-high 23 vs. Phoenix on September 13
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists vs. Indiana on July 6
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds vs. New York on June 7
  • Picked up a season-high 3 steals at Dallas on June 11

2015 (Connecticut)

  • Finished second on the team in assists
  • Scored in double figures in 9 of 34 games, including a season-high 16 points on 2 occasions—June 16 against Seattle and on September 9 against New York
  • Grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds at Chicago on August 30
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs. San Antonio on August 4
  • Picked up a season-high 3 steals at Phoenix on June 19

2014 (Connecticut)

  • Sat out the season rehabilitating a right knee injury suffered in January of her senior year at Duke

WNBA POSTSEASON CAREER

2020 (Los Angeles)

  • Scored 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in the Sparks Second Round loss vs. Connecticut on September 17

2019 (Los Angeles)

  • Scored in double figures in 2 of 4 playoff games, including 21 in the Sparks Second Round win vs. Seattle on September 15
  • Handed out at least 4 assists in all 4 playoff games, including 8 in Los Angeles’ Second Round win vs. Seattle on September 15
  • Grabbed a playoff-high 4 rebounds on 2 occasions
  • Picked up a playoff-high 3 steals at Connecticut on September 19
  • Drained a career playoff-high tying 4 three-pointers vs. Seattle in the Sparks’ Second Round win over the Storm on September 15

2018 (Los Angeles)

  • Scored in double figures in 1 of 2 games—26 points in the Sparks’ First Round win vs. Minnesota on August 21
  • Drained a career playoff-high-tying 4 three-pointers in the Sparks’ First Round win vs. Minnesota on August 21
  • Grabbed a playoff season-high 5 rebounds and handed out a playoff season-high 6 assists in the Sparks Second’ Round win vs. Minnesota on August 21

2017 (Los Angeles)

  • Sparks lost in WNBA Finals to Minnesota (5 games)
  • Scored in double figures in 7 of 8 playoff games, including a playoff career-high 27 points in the WNBA Finals (Game 1) at Minnesota on September 24
  • Handed out 6 or more assists in 7 of 8 playoff games, including a playoff season-high 9 in the WNBA Finals (Game 4) vs. Minnesota on October 1
  • Grabbed a playoff season-high 6 rebounds in the WNBA Semifinals (Game 2) vs. Phoenix on September 14
  • Picked up a playoff season-high 3 steals in the WNBA Finals (Game 5) at Minnesota on October 4
  • Drained a career playoff-high-tying 4 three-pointers in the WNBA Finals (Game 1) at Minnesota on September 24

2016 (Los Angeles)

  • Sparks won WNBA Championship over Minnesota (5 games)
  • Scored in double figures in 3 of 9 playoff games including 20 points in the WNBA Finals (Game 4) vs. Minnesota on October 16
  • Handed out a playoff season-high 7 assists in the WNBA Semifinals (Game 4) at Chicago on October 4
  • Grabbed a playoff season-high 3 rebounds on 4 occasions
  • Picked up a playoff season-high 3 steals in the WNBA Finals (Game 1) at Minnesota on October 9
  • Drained a career playoff-high 4 three-pointers in the WNBA Finals (Game 4) vs. Minnesota on October 16

 

ALL STAR STATISTICS

Year Team G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2017 Western (W)
1
0
16
4
7
.571
3
6
.500
0
0
—-
0
3
3
4
0
0
1
0
11
2018 Team Parker (W)
1 1 18 2 6 .333 1 3 .333 0 0 —- 2 3 5 2 0 0 3 0 5
2019 Team Wilson (W)
1 1 24 4 11 .364 0 4 .000 0 0 —- 3 2 5 10 0 0 2 0 8
Totals 3 2 58 10 24 .417 4 13 .308 0 0 —- 5 8 13 16 0 0 6 0 24 8.0

 

CHELSEA GRAY IN THE NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS CAREER

2020-21 [Girona—Spain (Liga Dia)]

2020-21 [Girona—EuroLeague (EL)]

2019-20 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)]

2019-20 [Fenerbahce—EuroLeague (EL)]

2018-19 [Cukurova—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSSL Second Team
  • Finished second on the team in scoring, first in assists, and third in steals

2018-19 [Cukurova—EuroCup (EC)]

  • Finished fourth on the team in scoring, and second in assists

2017-18 [Botasspor—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Led the team in scoring, assists and steals

2016-17 [Kayseri—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Led the team in scoring, assists and steals

2016-17 [Kayseri—EuroCup (EC)]

  • Led the team in scoring and assists, while finishing second in three-point field goal percentage and steals, and third in free throw percentage
  • Went 6-0 in Group B, falling to Yakin Dogu BGD in the EuroCup Finals

2015-16 [Kayseri—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Finished first on the team in assists, steals and free throw percentage, while finishing second in scoring, and field goal percentage

2015-16 [Kayseri—EuroLegue (EL)]

  • Led the team in assists, and free throw percentage, while finishing second in steals, and third in scoring
  • Finished in 6th place in Group B during the regular season

2015-16 [Kayseri—EuroCup (EC)]

  • Led the team in scoring and rebounding, while finishing second in steals
  • Joined the EuroCup for the playoffs where they lost to Bourges in the semifinals

2015-16 [Gironaa—Spain (Liga Dia)]

  • Second on the team in scoring, first in assists and third in three-point field goal percentage
  • Left team and signed with Kayseri after the Thanksgiving break

2015-16 [Girona—Spain (EuroLeague)]

  • Second on the team in scoring, and first in assists
  • Left team and signed with Kayseri after the Thanksgiving break

2014-15 [Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion—Israel (D1)]

  • Led the team in scoring, assists, steals, and three-point field goal percentage, while finishing second in three-point field goal percentage

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2014-15 Rishon Le-Zion
D1 14 496 106 229 .463 20 57 .351 56 69 .812 18 71 89 83 39 1 56 35 288 20.6
2015-16 Girona
Liga Dia
9
290
62
134
.463
10
25
.400
32
36
.889
8
35
43
40
36
2
40
22
166
18.4
2015-16 Girona EL 5
168
26
72
.361
5
17
.294
17
23
.739
1
14
15
26
4
0
`14
10
74
14.8
2015-16 Bellona Kayseri KBSL 27 888 158 354 .446 22 88 .250 50 62 .820 16 84 100 127 43 3 84 49 389 14.4
2015-16 Bellona Kayseri EL 9 281 37 99 .374 7 25 .280 24 26 .923 6 18 24 33 10 0 24 16 105 11.7
2015-16 Bellona Kayseri EC 4
143
29
64
.453
3
10
.300
8
12
.667
5
16
21
10
7
1
7
8
69
17.3
2016-17 Bellona Kayseri KBSL 27 880 154 301 .512 17 51 .333 67 82 .817 14 89 103 132 41 5 68 38 392 14.5
2016-17 Bellona Kayseri EC 16 449 73 151 .483 16 35 .457 32 38 .842 5 45 50 68 20 2 41 23 194 12.9
2017-18 Botasspor KBSL 21 674 122 264 .462 8 40 .200 81 99 .818 23 80 103 141 34 0 71 40 333 15.9
2018-19 Cukurova KBSL 21 609 137 265 .517 23 64 .359 47 51 .922 8 80 88 147 27 2 44 36 344 16.4
2018-19 Cukurova EC 6 154 23 51 .451 5 14 .357 7 9 .778 5 26 31 30 4 0 17 10 58 9.7
2019-20 Fenerbahce KBSL 3 54 8 18 .444 4 9 .444 2 2 1.000 2 5 7 18 3 0 5 6 22 7.3
2019-10 Fenerbahce EL 2 50 4 16 .250 1 2 .500 2 2 1.000 1 5 6 8 2 0 7 3 11 5.5
2020-21 Girona Liga Dia
2020-21 Girona EL
Israeli League (D1) 14 496 106 229 .463 20 57 .351 56 69 .812 18 71 89 83 39 1 56 35 288 20.6
Spanish League (Liga Dia)
9 290 62 134 .463 10 25 .400 32 36 .889 8 35 43 40 36 2 40 22 166 18.4
Turkish League (KBSL)
99 3105 579 1202 .482 74 252 .294 247 296 .834 63 338 401 565 148 10 272 169 1480 14.9
EuroCup (EC) 26 746 125 266 .470 24 59 .407 47 59 .797 15 87 102 108 31 3 65 41 321 12.3
EuroLeague (EL) 16 499 67 187 .358 13 44 .295 43 51 .843 8 37 45 67 16 0 31 29 190 11.9
Totals 164 5136 939 2018 .465 141 437 .323 425 511 .832 112 568 680 863 270 16 464 296 2445 14.9

 

USA BASKETBALL

  • Won gold medal at 2021 Olympic Games with US Women’s 5×5 team
  • Participated in the USA National Team training camp in Chicago over the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend
  • Aided the 2019-20 USA National Team to a 11-1 record against six collegiate teams and six international opponents from November 2019 thru February 2020
  • One of eight players who committed to participate in the USA’s 2019-20 expanded training program as announced on July 27, 2019
  • Named to the 2018-20 USA Basketball Women’s National Team on March 14, 2018

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS

Year Team G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2019 WNT 5 1 107 13 33 .394 2 9 .222 9 11 .818 22 34 4 1 11 37 7.4
2020
WNT
6 2 137 24 48 .500 6 16 .375 1 2 .500 20 30 7 2 9 55 9.2
2021 WNT (Summer Oly. Exh.)
3
0
57
9
20
.450
2
5
.400
0
0
—-
0 9 9
11
0
0
6
2 20
6.7
2021
WNT (Olympics)
6
0
154
18 31 .581 3
7
.429
5 7 .714 0 10 10
19
4
0
 11 8  44  7.3
Totals 20 4 455 64 132 .485 13 37 .351 15 20 .750 61 94 15 3 37 156 7.8

 

COLLEGE

Career (Duke, 2010-14)

  • Owned 4 of the program’s top 5 single-game assist totals at the time of her graduation
  • Finished her career with the second most career assists in Duke history, the highest assists per game average, the third most steals, and the fourth highest free throw percentage

Senior (Duke, 2013-14)

  • Advanced to Second Round of NCAA Tournament
  • Fractured her right knee cap against Boston College on January 12 ending her collegiate career
  • Was leading the ACC in assists and steals per game prior to her injury
  • Named ACC Player of the Week on 2 occasions
  • Listed on the John R. Wooden Award midseason list, and was a Naismith and Wade Watch candidate for National Player of the Year
  • Was a Senior CLASS Award candidate. and on the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List for the top point guard in the nation
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

Junior (Duke, 2012-13)

  • Advanced to NCAA Elite 8
  • Team won ACC Tournament
  • Named Second Team All-America by the WBCA and AP
  • Named Third Team All-American by Full Court
  • Was a WBCA Region II All-America nominee
  • Was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award
  • Named a USBWA and Naismith Midseason candidate for player of the year
  • Named ACC Co-Player of the Year
  • Named to the All-ACC First Team
  • Dislocated her right knee as a junior, missing the last 4 games of the regular season as well as the ACC and NCAA Tournaments
  • Her 89 steals were the fourth most in school history
  • Posted 3 double-digit assist games, including a career-high 15 vs. Clemson which tied the program single-game record
  • Recorded a career-high 9 steals vs. Clemson, which are the third most in program history
  • Made 85.1 percent of her free throws which was the 10th highest percentage in program history
  • Recorded her second career triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Boston College
  • Connected on a program record 37 consecutive free throws
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

Sophomore (Duke, 2011-12)

  • Advanced to NCAA Elite 8
  • Named an All-American by the USBWA
  • Named one of four finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award
  • Was a finalist for the USBWA National Player of the Year
  • Named a Naismith midseason candidate for National Player of the Year
  • Named to the All-ACC First Team
  • Named to the All-ACC Tournament Second Team
  • Led the ACC in assists per game while ranking 5th in free throw percentage
  • Set the program record for assists in a season
  • Her 93 steals were the fourth highest total in program history
  • Tied a career high with 25 points in the ACC Tournament against NC State
  • Posted a program-record 4 double-digit assist games

Freshman (Duke, 2010-11)

  • Advanced to NCAA Elite 8
  • Team won ACC Tournament
  • Named All-ACC H0norable Mention
  • Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team
  • Named to the All-ACC Tournament Second Team
  • Scored in double figures on 18 occasions, including a season-high 20 points at No. 13 North Carolina
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists on 2 occasions

COLLEGE STATISTICS

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2010-11 Duke ACC 34 18 721 99 229 .432 33 83 .398 66 83 .805 20 93 113 86 66 7 62 49 297 8.7
2011-12 Duke ACC 33 33 1064 153 334 .458 29 77 .377 78 95 .821 28 134 162 201 93 12 115 66 413 12.5
2012-13 Duke ACC 25 25 758 107 254 .421 22 54 .407 80 94 .851 36 96 132 136 89 3 66 45 316 12.6
2013-14 Duke ACC 17 17 471 68 135 .504 10 30 .333 38 51 .745 18 53 71 122 50 4 55 33 184 10.8
Totals 109 93 3014 427 952 .449 94 244 .385 262 322 .814 102 376 478 545 298 26 298 193 1210 11.1

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Was named California Miss Basketball and a 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 2,164 career points at St. Mary’s High School
  • Led St Mary’s to Class 6A state championship and was named MVP of the state tournament
  • One of five finalists for the 2010 Naismith Player of the Year Award

 

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Chelsea Nichelle Gray
  • Is the daughter of James and Vickey Gray
  • Has one brother, Javon
  • Her cousin, Alexis Gray-Lawson, played for the Cal women’s basketball team and was drafted by the Washington Mystics
  • Majored in sociology along with a minor in theater studies and a markets and management certificate
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