HOUSTON - University of Houston senior guard Rob Gray has been invited to join the prestigious CP3 Elite Guard Camp in North Carolina on Aug. 6-9.
Gray will be one of 20 collegiate student-athletes serving as counselors with 9-time NBA All-Star and new Houston Rocket guard Chris Paul for some of the top high school point guards in the country in Winston-Salem, N.C.
During the three-day camp, Gray will work with Paul, the counselors and some of the game’s top instructors to teach the high school stars how to compete at the NCAA Division I and NBA levels while handling their off-court responsibilities.
Gray is one of three starters and five lettermen returning for the Cougars in 2017-18. He led the Cougars and The American with 20.6 points per game, becoming Houston’s first conference scoring champion since Aubrey Coleman led the nation in 2009-10.
For his impressive efforts all season, the Forest City, N.C., native was an All-American Athletic Conference First Team selection and named to the USBWA All-District VII Team
Under the leadership of Head Coach Kelvin Sampson, Gray and the Cougars open the 2017-18 season when they play host to McNeese. It will be the first of six regular-season home games for the Cougars, including a Dec. 2 showdown against Arkansas.
Houston also will enjoy a Nov. 13 exhibition game at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., before heading to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to compete at the Paradise Jam on Nov. 17-20. The Cougars open the Paradise Jam on Nov. 17 against Drexel and face the winner/loser of Mercer-Liberty on Nov. 18 or Nov. 19 before closing out the tournament on Nov. 20 against an opponent to be determined.
Following their lone regular-season tournament, the Cougars return to Houston for four straight home games against UIW (Nov. 25), New Orleans (Nov. 29), Arkansas (Dec. 2) and Fairfield (Dec. 6) with a Dec. 17 showdown against Prairie View A&M.
On the road, Houston travels to face Saint Louis (Dec. 9) and LSU (Dec. 13) and meets Providence for only the second time in school history and the first time since 1965 when the teams square off inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., during the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase on Dec. 20.
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