University of Miami

UM freshman voted ACC Rookie of the Week

University of Miami freshman Mykea Gray was named ACC Rookie of the Week after scoring a combined 48 points in her first two games.
University of Miami freshman Mykea Gray was named ACC Rookie of the Week after scoring a combined 48 points in her first two games. Courtesy UM

The good news keeps coming for the University of Miami athletic department.

Freshman Mykea Gray of the UM women’s basketball team was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday, following a weekend during which she scored 27 points in her collegiate debut against FIU and then 21 points on Sunday against Vermont.

UM coach Katie Meier described Gray as “pretty fantastic” after the FIU game.

Gray, a 5-4 guard from the Washington, D.C., area, is the first Hurricane to win a conference weekly honor since Adrienne Motley won Player of the Week on Jan. 12, 2015.

Through two games, Gray leads the team in scoring, field goals made, 3-pointers made and free throws made. She was rated the 16th best point guard prospect by ESPNW HoopGurlz, and chose UM over Penn State, Georgia, George Washington, DePaul, Seton Hall, USF, Temple and Rhode Island.

The Hurricanes (2-0) play at Colorado on Saturday.

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