Gray shines in late-season games, earns Spotlight recognition

Thu, 03/03/2011

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Corey Gray averaged 26 points and eight rebounds per game last week, which earned him a spot on the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight Honor Roll.

Gray’s honor marks the third consecutive week a Loyola men’s basketball player was named to the Honor Roll, after senior Ryan Brock was placed on the list in back-to-back weeks.

For the week of Feb. 21-27, Gray led the team in scoring for both of the Wolfpack’s games, as LU went 1-1 to close out the regular season. In LU’s final home game on Feb. 24, Gray scored 31 points and shot 9-for-18, including 4-for-7 from three-point range as the ’Pack earned a 72-54 win over William Carey.

Two nights later, Loyola traveled to Mobile and fell just short in a 71-69 double-overtime loss to the Rams. Gray scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in over 44 minutes of action against Mobile.

This marks the second time Gray has been recognized on the Honor Roll this season. On Jan. 27, Gray’s Honor Roll mention completed a quartet of recognitions, after he was named Player of the Week by the SSAC, the Sugar Bowl and the NAIA.

The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight pilot project is a nationwide effort to bring greater positive awareness to Jesuit education and mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other (men and women) this year. You can find more information on the project at http://www.ajcunet.edu/jesuitbasketball.

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