HOUSTON - University of Houston guard Rob Gray was invited to the Houston Rockets’ mini-camp in preparation for NBA Summer League 2018, the team announced Friday.
The NBA Summer League runs July 6-17 at the Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. The Rockets open Summer League play at 2 p.m., July 6, when they tip off vs. Indiana inside Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. That game will be shown on NBA TV.
ABOUT Rob Gray
Gray enjoyed an award-winning season for the Cougars as a senior in 2017-18 season. The Forest City, N.C, native led the Cougars to a 27-8 overall record and second-place finish in the American Athletic Conference.
After the Cougars received their first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament since 1990, Gray led all players with a career-high 39 points and banked in the game-winning layup with 1.1 seconds remaining in a 67-65 victory over rv/rv San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament First Round on March 15.
Gray averaged a team-best 19.3 points per game to lead the Cougars and the American Athletic Conference in scoring for the second straight season. He joined Houston legend Otis Birdsong as the only Cougars to enjoy multiple conference scoring titles during their careers.
Gray was named to the All-American Athletic Conference, USBWA All-District VII and NABC District 25 First Teams and finished his collegiate career as the eighth leading career scoring in Houston history with more than 1,700 points in three seasons.
He was one of 10 national finalists for the Jerry West Award, presented annually to the nation’s top shooting guard, and was a Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-American for excellence in character, classroom, community and classroom.
By the time his collegiate career had ended, Gray ranked eighth in Houston history with 1,710 points and reached the 1,000-Point Club in 55 games, the 12th fastest time in school history.
Off the court, Gray received his bachelor’s degree in sociology in December 2017.
ABOUT THE FERTITTA CENTER
With a capacity of 7,100, the Fertitta Center will feature a premium club and courtside club as well as a reconfigured bowl with mid-court seating closing to game action. The facility also includes floor-level seating opposite the team benches for UH students.
The University also will transform an area adjacent to the Fertitta Center into Hofheinz Pavilion, where fans will be greeted by a bronze statue of former Harris Country Judge Roy Hofheinz.
The renovation was made possible through a generous $20-million donation from University of Houston System Board of Regents Chairman Tillman J. Fertitta and his family in 2016.
SECURE YOUR SEASON TICKETS in the FERTITTA CENTER
Fans now have the opportunity to take their first steps toward the 2018-19 season by placing a $30 deposit on season tickets at uhcougars.com/mbbdeposit or by calling 713-462-6647.
Season tickets for the 2018-19 season will soon be available for purchase for as low as $175 with a variety of premier seating options available. University of Houston graduates from the previous five academic years qualify for special Young Alumni pricing in Section 117 at only $125.
Fans can check out a 3D map showing every seat inside the Fertitta Center by visiting uhcougars.com/fertittacenter3d.
The Fertitta Center Seat Selection process will begin in July with Fertitta Center donors of $500+, Cougar Pride members and fans who have placed deposits for 2018-19 season tickets as well as 2017-18 season-ticket holders receiving priority.
Fans who place deposits after June 29 will have the opportunity to select a seat following the Seat Selection process. Orders after June 29 will be served on a first-come, first served basis.
For more information on the Fertitta Center Seat Selection Process, fans can visit uhcougars.com/fertittacenter or call the Cougar Pride Office at 713-743-GoUH (4684).
JOIN the 50-50 CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men’s Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.
Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.
Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team’s Facebook and Instagram pages.