Position
Center
Height
6'11
Weight
255 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School
Putnam Science Academy

FRESHMAN SEASON (20-21)
Played in 10 games this season, averaging 0.8 points and 1.2 rebounds … Scored four points with four rebounds in the home opener against Southeastern (11/30) when he played eight minutes and hit 2-of-3 field goal attempts … Also scored two points against Louisiana Tech (12/6) and Auburn (2/20) … Was 3-of-6 from the field for the season with 12 total rebounds and a blocked shot against Auburn. 

PRIOR TO LSU
Brooklyn, New York native played this past season for Putnam Science Academy of Putnam, Connecticut as part of a team that won the co-National Prep Championship for the second time in three years … Gray averaged 9.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game … Coach was Tom Espinosa … Ranked as the No. 24 overall center in the nation … Mustangs were 36-4 overall … Gray posted nine double doubles including single game performances of 16 points and 20 rebounds, 17 and 14 and 18 and 15 … Posted 12 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks in a conference tournament victory over Thetford … Three-star prospect … Honor roll member in high school … Participated in track, basketball and soccer in high school … Named a playoff MVP and two-time all-division of the New England Prepatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).

PERSONAL
Nickname is “JG” and/or “Big Josh” … Born in Brooklyn on April 4, 2001 … Right handed … Described the “LSU culture” influencing his decision to come to LSU … Parents are Chantal and Barry Gray … One older brother and sister … Major is mass communications … Favorite food is oxtails and favorite dessert is strawberry cheesecake … Favorite celebrity listed is Bruce Lee … Favorite NBA player is Giannis Antetokounmpo and his favorite team is Giannis’ Milwaukee Bucks … Favorite pro athlete outside of basketball is multiple Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain Bolt.

Top Career Scoring Games
1.  4, vs. Southeastern, 11/30/20
2.  2, vs. Auburn, 2/20/21
     2, vs. LA Tech, 12/6/20

Single Game Highs
Points – 4, vs. Southeastern, 11/30/20
Rebounds – 4, vs. Southeastern, 11/30/20
Blocks – 1, vs. Auburn, 2/20/21
FG Made – 2, vs. Southeastern, 11/30/20
FG Attempts – 3, vs. Southeastern, 11/30/20
FT Made – 2, vs. Louisiana Tech, 12/6/20
FT Attempts – 2, three times

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