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Former Thornwood Star Eric Gray Named Missouri Valley Newcomer Of The Week

Chicago Hoops
February 11, 2004

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State freshman guard Eric Gray (Chicago, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference State Farm Newcomer of the Week.

In the Sycamores two games this week against Drake and Northern Iowa, Gray averaged 22.5 points per game, finished 11-17 from three-point range and 15-25 from the field.

Gray recorded a career-high 25 points in 25 minutes on February 4th at Drake and also had a game-high 20 points in 23 minutes in ISU’s game at Northern Iowa Saturday.

Gray becomes the third Sycamore to earn MVC honors this season, joining sophomore David Moss (Chicago, Ill./Thornwood HS) who was named the Player of the Week on December 15, 2003, and junior forward Amani Daanish (Los Angeles, Calif./Cowley CC) who was named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the week on Jan. 26.

Gray and the Sycamores will return to action on Wednesday (Feb. 11) when the Sycamores host Wichita State. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. at Hulman Center.