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RaiQuan Gray Scores DePaul Offer

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- One of the most unique prospects in the Class of 2017 is three-star forward RaiQuan Gray.

The 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from Fort Lauderdale can play multiple positions on the floor as he's one of the most versatile players in the class and recently picked up a scholarship offer from DePaul after the first week of the live evaluation period.

Since picking up the offer, DePaul has been in touch with Gray as he's intrigued by what the program has to offer.

"They were just saying that they loved me as a player and a person so they just love my game,” Gray said. “They feel like I can be a great player if I come to DePaul.”

Still open in the recruiting process and hearing from schools from coast-to-coast, Gray has only taken one official visit so far, as he checked out the campus of Baylor after the Indianapolis April live period event. Gray has also tripped to Ole Miss for an unofficial visit recently. Gray is still trying to sift through everything that comes with a busy recruitment as he's not locked in on any kind of visit schedule or list just yet.

"Not that I know of right now. I'm just focused on finishing the summer out and talking to my mom," Gray said. 

"I'll probably get it down to seven before the high school season. And I'm not sure after that."

As for what he's looking for in a future school, Gray is trying to find a place that feels right for him, since he's been at home for his entire life.

"Just somewhere I'm comfortable with. I've been at home all my life,” said Gray. “So anywhere I feel comfortable and I trust the people and like the campus. And education plays a big part in that too.”

This summer, Gray has become a big target for high-major programs with his strong play in the Under Armour All-American Camp and Under Armour Association Finals. Playing with the Florida Vipers, Gray averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game during the UAA Finals.

"I think I've played pretty well. I've showcased skills during the summer that I haven't showed during high school season so I think that I've played pretty well with my overall game," Gray said.

At the next level, Gray is such a unique prospect that coaches are just viewing him as an impact player who can come in and play multiple spots on the floor.

"Most of them are telling me that I can play any position. It depends on how the defense is going and what we're doing on offense. So it's really just being on the floor. I'm a basketball player," Gray said.

One of the reasons that Gray has emerged as a prospect is because he's improved his conditioning greatly over the last few months.

"Just improving my conditioning so I can play the whole game and produce the whole game. I just want to sharpen up all of my skills and keep my game tight," Gray said.

"Two-a-days and working with my AAU coach 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. We do that the whole week. It's been going pretty good."

For the final week of the July live evaluation period, Gray will be playing in Las Vegas with the Florida Vipers as he hopes to finish out a strong month of July.


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