Former Gonzaga star Gray signs to play in Latvia

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by Gonzaga University

KREM.com

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 12 at 6:59 PM

VENTSPILS, Latvia -- Steven Gray, who graduated from Gonzaga University this past spring, has signed a professional basketball contract with BK Ventspils of Latvia.

Gray, a two-time West Coast Conference first-team pick, averaged 13.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest in 34 games as a senior last season.

BK Ventspils went 22-6 and won the Latvian Basketball League last season. The team will be one of 32 squads that will play in the Eurocup regular season. The field will be made up of ten direct qualifiers, 14 others that come from the Euroleague qualifying rounds and eight more that play their way into the competition from the Eurocup qualifying rounds. The Eurocup qualifying round is due to end October 6th and the Euroleague qualifying rounds on October 8th. BK Ventspils begins Eurocup play September 27th.

Once all the qualifying rounds are finished in early October, a regular-season draw to divide 32 teams in regular season groups will be held. The regular season is tentatively scheduled to begin on November 16th.

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