Rockets sign undrafted point guard Rob Gray
The Houston Rockets have followed up their recent deal with 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony with the acquisition of a lesser known name. Per Matt Young of Chron, the Rockets have signed former University of Houston standout Rob Gray to an unspecified contract.
The 6-foot-1 point guard spent three years in the University of Houston, wherein he averaged a very impressive 18.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.2 steals. Gray entered himself in this year’s edition of the NBA Draft, but was not selected after two rounds.
The 24-year-old was understandably overjoyed with the opportunity that was recently handed to him, and claims that he is prepared to put the work in.
“Super thankful. Just ready to work. I feel like I’m far from my goal. It’s really humbling. I’m just ready to get to work. All I can ask for is a chance,” Gray said.
Gray made the most of his time with the Rockets in the recently-concluded Vegas Summer League. The organization clearly liked what they saw, and decided to give the young man a chance. His hard work was rewarded, and Gray is thrilled to have the opportunity to play alongside the likes of James Harden and Chris Paul.
“Super excited to be part of the organization, added Gray. “Not only is it in Houston where I consider home, but it’s on a team that was No. 1 in the Western Conference… Very good team and players to learn from. It’s a winning environment. All I want to do is soak up as much as I can and be a sponge and continue to get better and impact winning at the NBA level.”
Gray is far from guaranteed to earn a spot in the team’s final roster. He will need to impress the coaching staff and his new teammates if he hopes to make it past the final cut.