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Ronnie DeGray III

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2020-21
  • Number: 13
  • Position: F
  • Height: 6' 7“
  • Weight: 220
  • Hometown: Parker, CO
  • High School: Chaparral (Parker, CO)
  • Prep School: Woodstock Academy (CT)
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthday: ?

At UMass

  • Verbal commitment announced 4/6/2020.1)
  • UMass announced the addition of DeGray to the program on 4/15/2020.2)
  • Coach McCall quote on DeGray's signing: “Ronnie has an unbelievable skillset and great feel. I’m a guy who loves frontcourt players who can really pass. With how we want to play on offense, when you can get those kinds of guys with the ability to pass, it makes us really difficult to guard. Ronnie’s also a guy who’s played in the system defensively, and he has extremely high character.”3)

Pre-UMass

High School / Prep School

  • Played two seasons at Woodstock Academy, including the 2018-19 as a member of the Post-Grad Gold Squad with teammates Tre Mitchell, T.J. Weeks, Preston Santos and Noah Fernandes.
  • Team earned the top seed at the National Prep Championship and finished the year 36-2.
  • Was the only returning player to Woodstock’s Gold team in 2019-20 with teammates Cairo McCrory and Dyondre Dominguez, helping the Centaurs to a 29-8 record and a National Prep Championship tournament berth.
  • Three-star recruit according to 247Sports and the No. 8 player from Colorado.
  • Also a three-star recruit according to Rivals.

Personal

  • Lived in many different countries as a child, as his father played professionally overseas.4)

Father: Ronnie DeGray II

  • DeGray II, a 6'6” Forward, was a Junior College (Howard County TX) All-American, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds, and then continued at Colorado for two seasons, before a six-year professional career overseas.5)6)7)
  • Prior to committing to Colorado, he also drew interest from Virginia, Saint Louis, and New Orleans.8)
  • DeGray II's 1996-97 Colorado team, led by Chauncey Billips, went 22-10, returning to the NCAA Tournament and AP Top 25 rankings for the first time since the 1968-69 season. DeGray earned a spot on the Big 12's All-Newcomer Team, playing in 31 of CU's 32 games, starting 29, averaging 7.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg.9)
  • In 1997-98, DeGray II was named Big 12 All-Conference Honorable Mention, upping his numbers to 12.2 and 7.4, starting 26 of the Buffs' 27 games.10)11) On 12/20/97, Colorado lost to UMass, 79-68. DeGray snared 11 rebounds but was held to 8 points on 2-13 FG shooting.
  • DeGray II is one of the co-founders and coaches for the Chauncey Billups Elite Basketball Academy in Colorado12)
degray_ronnie.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/29 14:10 by mikeuma