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Rockets sign guard Rob Gray

The former Cougars standout is staying home.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Houston vs Michigan Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets announced today that they signed former University of Houston guard Rob Gray. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Gray is likely just a camp body.

During his three seasons with the Houston Cougars, Gray finished as the all-time leading scorer in the American Athletic Conference, averaging 18.3 points per game in his career to go along with 3 assists and 1.2 steals. He also led the conference in scoring in his senior year and was named to the All-Conference team two consecutive years.

The 6’1” Gray parlayed that success into a Summer League contract with the Rockets, but he wound up only playing a grand total of 20 minutes of court time due to injury.

The Rockets think high enough of him as a pure scorer to bring him into camp, and while he does have an outside shot at making the team as a backup guard, the Rockets likely have too much young talent in camp for him to make it out unscathed. He should be a fun guy to watch though.