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Allisha Gray named WNBA Rookie of the Year

The former Gamecock standout impressed in her first season with the Dallas Wings.

Former Gamecock guard Allisha Gray is the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year.
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Former South Carolina star guard Allisha Gray was honored with the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year award on Tuesday.

Selected fourth overall in the draft by the Dallas Wings, Gray started all 34 games. She scored 13 points per game and grabbed 3.9 rebounds per game, second among rookies in both categories. She also nabbed 1.5 steals per game, good for seventh in the league.

With the Gamecocks, Gray played a pivotal role in the team’s national championship season after transferring in from North Carolina. She notched a program-best shooting performance (11 of 13) against UNC-Asheville in the NCAA tournament, and made the Final Four all-tournament team after 18 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks in the title game against Mississippi State. In the regular season, Gray averaged 13 points per game with 4.8 rebounds while playing in a record 37 contests for the Gamecocks.