“We’re not just focusing on ourselves but on each other and playing for the person next to us, playing for the person to the left and the right and doing it together.”
Chelsea Gray has never shied away a leadership role for the Los Angeles Sparks and she continued that role in the bubble during the 2020 season in Bradenton, Florida. Gray got it done all over the floor, averaging 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. She did all of this while shooting 44.2% from the field, 30.5% from behind the arc, and 93.9% from the free throw line (4th in the WNBA)
— Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) September 11, 2020
The “Point Gawd” made an impact on her team and throughout the league. Gray was 5th in assists per game, 13th in rebounds for guards, and 11th in steals leaguewide. On the Sparks, the guard was 2nd in points and tied for first in steals per game. She also reached personal milestones this season hitting 2000 career points, 500 career rebounds, and 700 career assists.
“What makes Chelsea really special is her ability to rise to the moment and not be afraid to make the play that needs to be made” Coach Derek Fisher said. “She’s become a really, truly genuine leader.”
Gray’s most notable game of the 2020 season came on August 28th against the Connecticut Sun where she filled a stat line with 27 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. That night she shot 62.5% from the field, 60% from the three-point line, and 80% from the free throw line. Gray managed to help lead her team to a close 80-76 victory over the Sun.
Chelsea Gray finished the season with highs of 27 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists, and 3 steals. Catch the “Point Gawd” this offseason in Spain with Spar Girona where she is currently averaging 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.