Current Team: Dallas Wings | #15
Draft: 2017 | South Carolina | 1st round (4th overall)
Key Accolades: Rookie of the Year (2017), Olympic Gold Medalist (3x3, 2020)
The Down Low
Unfortunately, one of the biggest narratives around Allisha is that she's often underappreciated. She had an absolutely breakout rookie season, but then cooled off a bit for the next couple years (once players realized that if they didn't guard her tight, they would regret it). But don't worry, the people that matter know her value:
I'm kind of immune to being overlooked. I'm overlooked by the outside, but my team and coaches know what I can do. I don't really care about what people think or say about me. My team knows my value. That's all that matters!
Off the court, Allisha is a video gamer, using the tag Graytness. She got into video games because it was what her brothers were doing, but then found that it was a great way to decompress and engage with fans.
My favorite WNBA player is myself because I’m in this league, too. I’m on this level.
Know Your Meme
More on Lish
- Dallas Wings Guard Allisha Gray Is a Gamer, in Every Way (Dorothy Gentry, New York Times)
- The rebirth of former Rookie of the Year Allisha Gray (Dorothy Gentry, The Athletic)
- Allisha Gray Encourages Others to Be Great (Brad Muller, Gamecocks Online)
- WNBA Rookie of the Year: Who Wins & Why? (Queen Ballers Club)
- Behind the Mask Podcast