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Rudy Gay

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA World Cup, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2005 Global Games.
  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Played for USA Blue Team in 2015 Showcase and recorded 9 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 9:30 of action.
  • Member of the 2014 USA World Cup Team that finished 9-0 and won the gold medal. Played all 9 games and averaged 6.0 points, a team-high 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals, shot 47.8 percent (22-46) from the field and 41.7 percent (5-12) from 3-point, while averaging 13.9 minutes a game.
  • In 2014 World Cup play, recorded 10 points and 5 rebounds in victory over Finland; Scored 11 points in gold medal game versus Serbia; Finished with 10 points in a win over Mexico; Scored 9 points versus Dominican Republic.
  • Played in all 4 exhibition games during the 2014 USA Men's National Team Tour and averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and shot 51.7 percent (15-39) from the field.
  • Named a member of the 2014 USA World Cup Team on Aug. 23.
  • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
  • Member of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USA’s first world championship since 1994.
  • Played in all nine World Championship games and averaged 7.0 ppg., 2.0 rpg., 0.9 blocks and 1.0 spg., shot 48.9 percent from the field, and 72.2 percent from the foul line.
  • Scored 17 points and added four rebounds in USA’s victory over Angola; Finished with 16 points in 99-77 win against Slovenia.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Men’s National Team that finished 4-0 in its pre-World Championship tour. Averaged 10.3 ppg. (tied for a team second-best), 2.5 rpg., 1.0 spg., shot 48.5 percent from the field.
  • Started in the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase for the USA Blue Team that fell 114-96 to the USA White squad, recorded a team-high 23 points, added five rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in a game high 33 minutes of action.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Named a participant of the 2009 USA Men’s National team mini-camp on June 25.
  • Member of the USA White Team in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase and recorded 27 points (11-12 FGs), 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals in 27 minutes.
  • Member of the 2005 USA U21 World Championship Team that finished 7-1 and in fifth place. Averaged 10.5 ppg., 5.5 rpg. and 1.5 bpg.

NBA HONORS:

  • Named All-NBA honorable mention in 2015.
  • Finished runner-up to Orlando’s Hedo Turkoglu for the 2007-08 NBA Most Improved Player Award .
  • Named recipient of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for March 2010 in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work. The NBA honored Gay in part for the role that he played in the Hoops for St. Jude campaign, which helped raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
  • Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie first team in 2006-07 and finished third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting behind Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani and Portland’s Brandon Roy, who won the award.
  • Participated in the 2008 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest and the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge in 2007 and 2008 as part of NBA All-Star weekend.
  • Scored 22 points (second-highest on the team) and helped lead the Sophomore Team to a victory over the rookies in the 2007 Rookie Challenge held during All-Star Weekend.
  • Named the NBA’s Western Conference T-Mobile Rookie of the Month for November 2006.


NBA MILESTONES

  • Ranks 188th in all-time scoring (13,298), tied for 205th in blocked shots (590), tied for 178th in steals (963), tied for 150th in made 3-point field goals (750), 138th in attempted 3-point field goals (2183) and 243rd in minutes played (25,802).
  • Set a Memphis-era franchise record with a career-high nine-straight games with 20-plus points, dating back to the 2009-10 season finale on April 14, 2010 at Oklahoma City.
  • In the four seasons between 2007-08 thru 2010-11, was one of three NBA players (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade) with at least 5,000 points, 400 steals and 200 blocks.
  • Ranks in the Top 10 in franchise history in points (6,607, 3rd), rebounds (2,092, 6th), scoring average (17.8, 4th), field goals made (2,527, 3rd), field goals attempted (5,534, 3rd), three-point field goals made (394, 4th), three-point field goals attempted (1,118, 3rd), steals (489, 2nd), games started (336, 4th) and games played (372, 6th).
  • Set in 2007-08 a Memphis franchise record for points in a single season (1,632).

NBA NOTES

  • Completed in 2015-16 his 10th NBA season and third with Sacramento Kings.
  • Has played in 723 games, started 685 games in his NBA career and has averaged 18.4 ppg., 5.9 rpg., 2.3 apg., 1.3 spg., while shooting 45.2 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from 3-point and 79.3 percent from the foul line.
  • Has played and started in 7 Playoff games and averaged 19.0 ppg., 6.6 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.3 spg.
  • Played and started 70 games in 2015-16, averaged 17.2 ppg. (32nd in NBA), 6.5 rpg. (54th in NBA), 1.7 apg., 1.4 spg. (30th in NBA), shot 46.3 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from 3-point and 78.0 percent from the foul line.  Ranked 27th in the NBA in efficiency (19.8).
  • Started and played in 73 games in 2013-14, 18 to start the year with Toronto and 55 to end the season with Sacramento. Averaged for the year 20.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 2.2 apg., 1.6 spg., 1.34 big., shot 45.5 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from 3-point and 82.2 percent from the foul line.
  • Boasted the highest scoring increase among all qualifying NBA players, up 9.3 ppg. from 2006-07.
  • Led all sophomores in scoring and was the first NBA sophomore to average 20.0 ppg. or more since LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade all did it in 2004-05.
  • Ranked third among NBA rookies in blocks (0.95), fourth in points (10.8) and minutes (27.0), fifth in steals (0.91) and sixth in rebounds (4.5).
  • As a rookie in 2006-07, played in 78 games and recorded 43 starts, averaged 10.8 ppg., 4.5 rpg., 1.3 apg. and 0.9 spg.
  • Selected after sophomore collegiate season by Houston Rockets in first round, No. 8 overall pick of 2006 NBA Draft. Draft rights traded by the Houston Rockets with Stromile Swift to Memphis Grizzlies for Shane Battier (7/12/06).

COLLEGE NOTES:

  • Played two seasons at the University of Connecticut and compiled a 53-12 record.
  • Named The Sporting News 2005 Freshman of the Year and to 2005 All-Freshman team.
  • As a sophomore at Connecticut, was named All-American first team by the NABC and was one of four finalists for the Naismith National Player of the Year Award in 2005-06.
  • Named All-American second team by The Associated Press, USBWA and ESPN.com.
  • Earned All-Big East, All-NABC and All-USBWA All-District first team accolades.
  • As a sophomore led the Huskies in scoring (15.2 ppg.) and recorded six double-doubles.
  • Finished his collegiate career with 20 points and six rebounds in a career-best 42 minutes in an NCAA Elite Eight loss to George Mason.
  • Named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year and was a unanimous All-Rookie Team selection in 2004-05. Was named Big East Rookie of the Week five times.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born August 17, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Full name is Rudy Carlton Gay.
  • Parents are Rudy Sr. and Rae Gay and has four siblings, one brother, Eric, and three sisters, Brett, Yozmin and Candace.
  • Attended Archbishop Spalding High School (Baltimore, Md.).

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2015 MNTX 1/0 10/10.0   4-  10 .400   0-  3 .000   1-  1 1.000 3/ 3.0 9/   9.0 1 0 0
2014 WC 9/0 125/13.9 22-  46 .478   5-12 .417   5-  9 .556 33/ 3.7 54/   6.0 13 3 9
2014 MNT 4/0   59/14.8 15-  29 .517   2-  8 .250 10-13 .769 10/ 2.5 42/ 10.5 1 4 3
2010 WC 9/0 121/13.4 22-  45 .489   6-19 .316 13-18 .722 26/ 2.9 63/   7.0 7 8 9
2010 MNT 4/0   71/17.8 16-  33 .485   1-  4 .250   8-10 .800 10/ 2.5 41/ 10.3 3 2 4
2010 MNTX 1/1   33/33.0   7-  11 .636   3-  4 .750   6-  7 .857 5/ 5.0 23/ 23.0 1 2 2
2009 MNT 1/1   27/27.0 11-  12 .917   3-  4 .750   2-  2 1.000 4/ 4.0 27/ 27.0 2 0 3
2005 U21 8/3 132/16.5 37-  76 .487   4-12 .333   6-  8 .750 44/ 5.5 84/ 10.5 8 12 8
2005 GG 4/2   62/15.5 11-  26 .423   2-  6 .333   7-10 .700 17/ 4.3 31/   7.8 4 2 8
Totals
41/7
640/15.6
145-288
.503
26-72
.361
58-78
.744
152/ 3.7
374/   9.1
40
33
46

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