With the hectic schedule of the summer Gray has very little time to relax, but has accepted the challenge and is excited for next season. This summer he has focused on two areas of his game.
"I am working on ball handling and trying to be more vocal. I am going to have the point guard role and I told coach I am ready to take it over. I get to lead these guys and that will carry over to school."
St. Joseph's and U21 coach Phil Martelli thinks this is a logical step for Gray. "Every player's goal here is to play at the next level. He will have to become a point guard in the NBA. Ball skills are very important," Martelli said.
Martelli has also been impressed with Gray as a leader. "I am very impressed with Justin Gray as a person. When he was selected he called me and asked what he could do to help the team. He has been very vocal for the team."
Gray, who has played pick-up basketball with each of the recruits heading to Winston-Salem for the upcoming season, hopes his leadership can help mold the talented recruits who will be freshmen this season at Wake Forest. When asked about the new recruits, Gray stated, "I have been able to play with all the recruits. The recruits will be good this year. Tell Deacon fans to have no worries; they will be good."