Rudy Gay

Position: Forward
Height: 6’8” (203 cm)
Weight: 230 lbs. (104 kg)
NBA Team: Sacramento Kings
School: University of Connecticut

USA BASKETBALL NOTES

  • Gold Medals: 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2005 Global Games.
  • Named a finalist for the 2014 USA National Team on Aug. 8, 2014
  • 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), four rebounds, two assists and three 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

  • 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

  • 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 2013-14 his eighth NBA season and first with Sacramento Kings.
  • Has played in 585 games, started 548 games in his career and is averaging 18.2 ppg., 5.8 rpg., 2.1 apg., 1.4 spg., while shooting 45.1 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from 3-point and 78.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Has played and started in seven Playoff games and averaged 19.0 ppg., 6.6 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.3 spg.
  • 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. and 1.3 bpg., 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.
  • Drafted in the first round, No. 8 overall, of the 2006 NBA Draft. Draft rights were traded by the Houston Rockets with Stromile Swift to Memphis Grizzlies for Shane Battier (7/12/06). Was an early entry candidate after playing two seasons at Connecticut.

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.).
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2010 WC
9/ 0
22- 45
.489
6- 19
.316
13- 18
.722
26/ 2.9
63/ 7.0
0.8
0.9
9
2010 MNT
4/ 0
16- 33
.485
1- 4
.250
8- 10
.800
10/ 2.5
41/ 10.3
0.8
0.5
4
2010 MNTX
1/ 1
7- 11
.636
3- 4
.775
6- 7
.857
5/ 5.0
23/ 23.0
1.0
2.0
2
2009 MNT
1/ 1
11- 12
.917
3- 4
.775
2- 2
1.000
4/ 4.0
27/ 27.0
2.0
0.0
3.0
2005 U21
8/ 3
37- 76
.487
4- 12
.333
6- 8
.750
44/ 5.5
84/ 10.5
1.0
1.5
1.0
2005 GG
4/ 2
11- 26
.423
2- 6
.333
7- 10
.700
17/ 4.3
31/ 7.8
1.0
0.5
2.0
Totals
27/ 7
104-203
.512
19- 49
.388
42- 55
.764
106/ 3.9
269/ 10.0
0.9
1.0
1.3
  • 2010 WC- 2010 USA World Championship Team (the USA finished 9-0 and won the gold medal and qualified the U.S. men for the 2012 Olympics).
  • 2010 MNT- 2010 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 4-0 record).
  • 2010 MNTX - 2010 USA Basketball Showcase USA Blue Team (the USA White Team defeated the USA Blue Team 114-96).
  • 2009 MNT- - 2009 USA Basketball Showcase USA White Team (the USA Blue Team defeated USA White Team 100-81).
  • 2005 U21 - 2005 USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team in Mar Del Plata, Argentina (the USA compiled a 7-1 record and finished fifth).
  • 2005 GG - 2005 USA Basketball Global Games Team in Dallas, Texas (the USA compiled a 4-0 record and won the gold medal).
NBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013-14
73/73
537-1179
.455
65- 197
.330
318- 387
.822
437/ 6.0
1457/ 20.0
2.9
0.8
1.3
Totals
585/548
4070-9033
.451
597-1748
.342
1925-2455
.784
3407/ 5.8
10,662/ 18.2
2.1
0.9
1.4
 
College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2005-06
33/ 33
187- 406
.461
28- 88
.318
101- 138
.732
210/ 6.4
503/ 15.2
2.1
1.6
1.8
2004-05
31/ 26
132- 286
.462
28- 60
.467
75- 106
.708
168/ 5.4
367/ 11.8
1.5
1.9
0.8
Totals
64/ 59
319- 692
.461
56-148
.378
176- 244
.721
378/ 5.9
870/ 13.6
1.8
1.7
1.3