Former Gonzaga guard Steven Gray retires from professional basketball

After an 11-year professional career that took him all over Europe, former Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Steven Gray has reportedly decided to retire, according to Greek basketball reporter Giorgos Kyriakidis.

Gray, 33, finished his final season abroad with stops in Israel (with Hapoel UNET Holon) and Greece, where he played with Peristeri.

Peristeri is where Gray spent the most time, appearing in 72 games from 2018-2022, averaging over 12 points per game in each of his first three seasons.

The Bainbridge Island native also spent a long time in France, playing for three different teams across five seasons from 2012-2017, averaging a career-best 16.8 points with Dijon in 2014-15.

Gray was a rare Seattle-area basketball player to come east to Gonzaga, joining Mark Few’s team in 2007. He went on to appear in 125 games over the next four years, starting 98 of them and averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting 37% from deep.

After playing second fiddle to Matt Bouldin early in his career, Gray led Gonzaga with 13.9 points per game as a senior during the 2010-11 season, a team which featured future NBA players Rob Sacre, Elias Harris, David Stockton and Kelly Olynyk.

Gray was last a participant in The Crawsover, a pro-am event sponsored by Jamal Crawford taking place in Seattle this month.

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