Who Is RESHANDA GRAY?!

Reshanda Gray is a Los Angeles native  who is currently playing professional basketball in the WNBA for the Phoenix Mercury. She attended Washington Preparatory High School in South LA where she earned a full scholarship to the University Of California Berkeley. During her time at UC Berkeley, he had an outstanding career on the court with a league championship, NCAA Final Four Appearance, and being named named conference player of the year in 2015. 

Upon completion of her degree in 2015, she became the first person in her family to graduate from college graduating with her Bachelors in Social Welfare. 

Following her time at UC Berkeley, Reshanda pursued a career as a professional basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association, WNBA, being drafted in the second round as the 16th pick to the Minnesota Lynx. Gray is in her eighth season with the WNBA having played for multiple teams, including the LA Sparks, during her tenor. In addition to the WNBA, she extends her talents overseas to play professionally having had the opportunity to play in Italy, Hungary and South Korea, in the 2022-23 season she continue her professional journey playing in Turkey. 

Off the court Reshanda pursues her passions through work in relation to her major in Social Welfare. Growing up in poverty and experiencing homelessness in her younger years she had multiple experiences with the social workers. At that time in  South Central Los Angeles there were not enough opportunities to help keep kids out of trouble, or guide them through tough times. However, there was one organization that provided after school support in which Reshanda attended, this changed her prospective of the world she lived in. That program inspired her to start her own non profit in 2017 call No Gray Areas Foundation, her goal is to help girls and young women in similar situations.

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