Aaron Gray is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and plays as a Center. Gray began his playing career in high school when he made the team for the Emmaus High School. Despite being a part of one of the most competitive conferences, the Lehigh Valley Conference, Gray ensured that he stood out amongst the teams although he only managed to get his first start when he reached the sophomore season.
At Emmaus, Gray was considered an extremely strong player and he was recruited by the University of Pittsburgh after declining offers from Penn State and Rutgers. In college, Gray was as impressive as ever, taking the University of Pittsburgh team into the Sweet-16 round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament. His endeavours got him into the Associated Press All American Third Team in that, his senior year.
Gray was picked at 49th overall at the 2007 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Measuring 7 feet tall, without his shoes, Gray certainly stood out amongst the other players as the tallest player in the draft that year.
His first season in the NBA was above average, although had nothing great short of a few flashes of brilliance from the big man. Gray’s debut was against the Philadelphia 76ers in November, 2007. In April, 2008, Gray had a wonderful game against the Toronto Raptors, scoring 19 points and taking 22 rebounds.
In 2008-09, Gray finally broke into the starting lineup for 18 games, scoring at 3.5 points per game and grabbing 3.9 points per game.
In January, 2010, The Chicago Bulls decided to trade Gray out to the New Orleans Hornets after just 8 appearances in the new season. Devin Brown went the other way.