MEAC Player of the Year Kendall Gray had a breakout senior season that landed him on the NBA radar.
The 6-foot-10 inch big intrigues scouts with his size, rebounding, shot- blocking ability and tenacious play in the paint that made Gray one of the best mid-major players in the country.
Gray lead all Division I players in rebounds per game (12.4), total rebounds (371) and defensive rebounds (8.8 per game).
In the offseason, Gray has worked out for several NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs before concluding with the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons.
“It’s a steady grind,” Gray told the Delaware State News about his now busy schedule in preparing for the NBA Draft on June 25. “It’s something I’m not used to because I’ve never got to travel a lot, but I’m doing what I’ve always dreamed about.”
His coming out party was when the Hornets beat Wake Forest 72-65 on Nov. 28 in DSU’s first ever win over an ACC opponent. Gray recorded 16 rebounds, 14 points and blocked eight shots.
Then came an 11-game stretch of double-digit rebound totals that was highlighted by 22 against Morgan State, which Gray topped a week later with 23 against South Carolina State.
“Every team loves rebounders,” Gray said. “That’s when the calls started coming.”
Gray is seeking to become the first Delaware State player taken in the NBA Draft.