Gary Gray (basketball)

Gary Michael Gray (born February 23, 1945) is a former American basketball player who played as a guard in the NBA.

Gary Gray
Personal information
Born (1945-02-23) February 23, 1945 (age 76)
Fort Cobb, Oklahoma
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolFort Cobb (Fort Cobb, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma City (1964–1967)
NBA draft1967 / Round: 3 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career1967–1968
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1967–1968Cincinnati Royals
Career statistics
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Early yearsEdit

Gary Gray was born in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. Gray is Native American, of the Delaware Nation.[1] Following graduation from Fort Cobb High School in 1963,[2] he attended Oklahoma City University, where he led them to the All-College Tournament championship in 1966. His OCU Chiefs made the 1966 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.[3]
Gray was named an Academic All American for 1966–1967 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).[4]

Professional basketball careerEdit

Gray was drafted in the third round of the 1967 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals.[2] He was also selected in the 1967 American Basketball Association Draft by the Dallas Chaparrals.[5]
He spent the 1967–68 season with the Royals, averaging 2.4 points per game in limited playing time. He was later selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1968 NBA Expansion Draft.[2]


Gary Gray was inducted into the OCU Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.[6]


  1. ^ Van De Voorde, Andy (December 16, 1989). "Little (Known) Big Man : College basketball: Canonchet Neves is a 6-foot-9 freshman at the University of Detroit. He is also an American Indian". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Gary Gray". Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  3. ^ "Championships". Oklahoma City University. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Academic All-American/Scholar Athletes". Oklahoma City University. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Gary Gray Archived 2014-01-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame". Oklahoma City University. Retrieved December 30, 2012.