LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Kentucky Miss Basketball Rebecca Gray joins the Kentucky women’s basketball team head coach Matthew Mitchell has announced. Gray, a native of Georgetown, Ky., returns to her home state after playing one season on a North Carolina squad that won its fourth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference title this past season.
Gray, a 5-10 sharp-shooting guard, played in 30 of 36 games as a freshman at UNC, averaging 15.3 minutes and 5.2 points per game. She shot 44.1 percent from the field, including a team-high 39.1 percent from three-point range. She also hit a team-best 81.6 percent from the free-throw line.
“We are extremely happy that Rebecca is joining our basketball family,” Mitchell said. “She is a very good player and her unique set of skills will have a very positive impact on our program. We look forward to Rebecca being an important part of our future success.”
In her six seasons at Scott County, Gray scored 2,907 points, which puts her atop the school's scoring chart for boys and girls. She also finished her career with 706 rebounds, 380 steals and 493 assists.
Her senior season, Gray earned Kentucky Miss Basketball honors after averaging 25.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 4.2 steals while hitting 88.9 percent of her free throws. In her four years of playing high school basketball, Scott County charted an impressive 107-17 overall record.
Gray will sit out next year to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements and will have three years of eligibility remaining.