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Episode 54: Allisha Gray | Dallas Wings Guard & WNBA 2017 Rookie of the Year

Episode 54: Allisha Gray | Dallas Wings Guard & WNBA 2017 Rookie of the Year

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Allisha Gray
    • Finishing up her degree from South Carolina this May 2018 in Broadcast Journalism
    • Slowly becoming more interested in being in front of the camera after her playing days are over
    • Played basketball and softball growing up in Sandersville, GA
    • Inspired by both her older and younger brother and competed against them in almost everything
    • Her family is very important to her and has always been there supporting her and her dad is the high school principal in Sandersville
    • Suffered a serious knee injury during her Senior year and she struggled to stay positive but her family and support network motivated her to work even harder to come back
    • Having to sit out after transferring from North Carolina to South Carolina was difficult but allowed her to see the game from a different perspective
    • Winning the National Championship was surreal but she didn’t have much time to celebrate as she had to make a quick decision to enter the WNBA draft and forego her final year of eligibility
    • Selected 4th overall by the Dallas Wings
    • One of her favorite memories is her first WNBA game and having to guard one her idols growing up, Diana Taurasi
    • Earned WNBA 2017 Rookie of the Year
    • Words of Wisdom from Allisha Gray: “Be yourself, stay the course, and stay inspired to do what you want you to do and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Dallas Wings

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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