Tiasha Gray Signs Multi-Year Deal in Israel

TORONTO, April 26, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Tiasha Gray has signed a deal with Bnot Hertzeliya in Israel’s top league. The contract is for three seasons with team options for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons.

Gray, a 5’8’’ point guard, is coming off of a fantastic rookie professional season with Mark Basket in the Swedish Damligan. She led the league in scoring with 24.3 points per game and steals with 3.6 per game. Gray was also second in the league in assists with 5.4 per game, while pulling down an impressive 7.5 rebounds per contest. She led Mark Basket to fourth place in the regular season and the quarterfinals in the Damligan playoffs.

A Clarksville, Tennessee native, Gray attended Clarksville High School before starting her collegiate career at Austin Peay State University in 2012. In her junior season, she led the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) in scoring and ranked 15th in the NCAA with 21.2 points per game. Gray was also second in the country in steals that season with 3.7 per game en route to earning the OVC Defensive Player of the Year Award. In her senior season, she was once again an All-OVC First Team All Star. That season, she was the second leading scorer in the OVC, averaging 20.6 points per game, while leading the conference in assists and steals with 5.3 and 2.7 per game respectively.

Gray left Austin Peay State as the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 1885 career points. She is also second in school history in career assists with 514 and first in career steals with 314. A great student throughout her collegiate career, Gray was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2015 and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at Austin Peay State three times.

Gray is confident that she is ready to make an impact in one of Europe’s top leagues next season.

“I am blessed,” said Gray. “This is a great opportunity and I’m excited to get to Israel and prove my abilities at that level.”

Gray joins a Hertzeliya team that finished fourth in the regular season and lost to the eventual Israeli champions, Maccabi Ashdod, in the semifinals of the playoffs

“We are very happy to welcome Tiasha into our family,” said Hertzeliya General Manager, Amid Hellman. “We were following her this past season. Her playmaking skills are high and she understands the game. Above all, her love and enthusiasm for the game caught our eyes. We are happy to have Tiasha with us.”

For more information and individual box scores for Tiasha throughout the season, please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/tiasha-gray.