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Updated: Mar 27, 2020

We had the pleasure of attending the MIT tournament this past February and witnessed a plethora of talent in the gyms. There was one particular player who caught our eye on a consistent basis from Team Durant. This young fella beat a tough press, split defenders, spun off his man and finished on the other side of the basket. Very strong and composed player with the ball on a string. He put the book bag on and led his team to a championship victory. 

Kye Gray. The young king displays a maturity beyond his age. He is tenacious, a shot maker, extremely quick and scores in bunches.. and bunches.. and bunches. You may get a player who has a good game, and they most certainly deserve the recognition. But Kye is the complete package as a scoring lead guard. Whatever bag of tricks you want, he is serving it. You need a three, Kye got it. You need a steal. Well, Mr. Gray got that too. You need your team to pick up the energy, Kye is picking his teammates up and doing what needs to be done to win. Let's get to know Mr. Gray a bit more. 

1.When did you first start playing basketball?

I first starting playing basketball at the age of 5 years old at Trinidad recreation center.

2.Who has been the biggest influence on you as a student athlete and why?

My coaches Anthony Higginbotham and Kacie Cumberlander. The reason why these two coaches are my two biggest influences is because they both see something in me and make me believe I can do anything. 

3.If you could work out and be mentored by one player in the NBA, who would it be and why?

I would love to work with John Wall because he is a great mentor on & off the court and he's a leader.  

4.How would you describe your game?

I would describe my game as a work in progress. 

5.We seen you play at M.I.T  a few months ago and you showed out. Did you have any extra motivation during that weekend?

No. I just came to play and wanted to show my coach Kacie all the long speeches he gives, I do listen to.  

6.What is the most important lesson your parents have taught you about being a student-athlete?

That school comes first and I'm nothing without my education.  

7.We at Top Elite feature players and teams on the rise and those who have been exceptional for a while. What are some things you feel are your strengths as a player?

My strengths as a player is team building I don't believe in making fun of any of my teammates when they mess up. There is no I in team, we move as one. So if I can help, I will.  

8.If you had to choose one player or team as your toughest competition, who would it be?

I choose myself because I'm my biggest competition.. When I play basketball against other good players, it helps me even more to know what I need to work on next.  

9.How many hours a week do you train and what part of your game do you work on the most and why?

I'm in the gym seven days a week. If its not practice its shooting the ball around or quick game of 3 on 3. The part of my game I need to work more on is my shooting.  

10.Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

My mom. the reason why my mom is my biggest inspiration because I see how she makes things happen for me and my siblings. She gives us almost everything we want and when I get older, I want to give her everything she wants.  

11.If you can do and be anything else besides a basketball player when you grow up, what would it be and why?

Football..  Lol.. I love that sport as well, plus I love the contact and I'm fast and no one can catch me.

Kye Gray is a special talent. We are most certainly looking forward to seeing him more and putting on for Team Durant. 

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