Rudy Gay Wiki/Biography

Rudy Carlton Gay Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York. Rudy Gay’s parents are Rae Gay and Rudy Gay Sr. The athlete and his four siblings were raised in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rudy Gay was born on August 17, 1986. His age is 36 years old as of 2023.

At the age of 12, Rudy started playing basketball professionally, and by the time he was 14, he was a part of the AAU’s Cecil-Kirk program.

He played basketball for Eastern Technical High School in Essex, Baltimore County, throughout his first and second years in high school. Even though Eastern Tech was a “Blue Ribbon academic institution,” his parents were worried about his academic success there.

Gay was transferred to ‘Archbishop Spalding High School,’ a private Catholic secondary school in Severn, Maryland, for his sophomore year. At the University of Connecticut, Rudy Gay played basketball while pursuing graduate studies.

What is the net worth of Rudy Gay?

Gay has earned a fortune as a result of his dedication and hard work while playing for many clubs.

Rudy Gay has a net worth of $40 million and makes $10.09 million annually.

Gay has put a lot of effort into advancing his job, and now that he is wealthy and well-known, he can live comfortably with his loved ones.

Achievements and Awards

2004: Parade and All-Met Basketball Player of the Year All-American All-Star

In the Big East Conference in 2005, rookie of the year

All-Big East Rookie in 2005

2006 first-team All-Big East selection.

Second-team All-American by consensus in 2006.

2007 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

winner of the 2010 FIBA World Championship gold medal.

the 2014 FIBA Ball World Cup’s gold medal

Quick Facts about Rudy Gay

Full Name Rudy Carlton Gay Jr.
Birth Date August 17, 1986
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Age 36 years old
Known As Rudy Gay
Religion Religion
Nationality American
  • Eastern Technical High School
  • University of Connecticut
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Rudy Gay Sr
Mother’s Name Rae Gay
Siblings 4
Height 6’8″ (2.03 m)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Build Athletic
Shoe Size 16 US
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark brown
League NBA League
Active Years 2006-present
Marital Status Married
Spouse Ecko Wray
Children 2
Profession Basketball Player
Position Small/ Power forward
Currently Playing For Utah Jazz
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary $10.09 million
NBA Draft 2006 Round: 1 / Pick: 8th Overall
Awards and achievements
  • 2004- McDonald’s All-American
  • 2004- All-Met Basketball Player of the Year and First-team Parade All-American
  • 2005- Big East Conference Rookie of the Year
  • 2005- Big East All-Rookie
  • 2006- First-team All-Big East
  • 2006- Consensus second-team All-American
  • 2007- All-Rookie First Team NBA
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Cards
Last Update 2023


During his senior year at Archbishop Spalding, Gay was selected for the All-Baltimore Catholic League (All-BCL) first team and co-player of the year by the Baltimore Sun.

Rudy played college basketball for the University of Connecticut rather than the University of Maryland, and in 31 games as a rookie, he averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 28.8 minutes.

Rudy Gay played in 33 games for the UConn Huskies as a sophomore, averaging 15.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 30.8 minutes per game.

Gay was chosen by the Houston Rockets on April 24, 2006, with the eighth overall choice in the NBA Draft.

On July 12, a few days later, he was dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies, where in his rookie season, he averaged 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 27 minutes.

By 2011, he had made a name for himself as the NBA’s top small forward, with career-high marks in seven key statistical categories.

He agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Grizzlies on July 8, 2010, and on February 2, 2012, he established himself as the team’s all-time top signee.

Gay spent six seasons with the Grizzlies until being moved on January 30, 2013, to the Toronto Raptors. His 74 points in three games set an institutional record.

On December 9 of the same year, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings.

During the 2014–2015 season, Gay started to suffer from sporadic injuries that limited his activity and game time, starting with a concussion sustained during a collision with former Grizzlies teammate Marc Gasol.

Then, on January 18, 2017, he suffered a left Achilles tendon rupture, which rendered him unable to play the remainder of his contract’s final season with the Kings.

On July 6, 2017, Gay was chosen by the San Antonio Spurs. In December of that same year, he had right-heel injuries, which forced him to miss a few weeks of action.

Family, Wife, Relationship

On August 5, 2013, in Aspen, Colorado, Gay wed his lifelong love, Ecko Wray. The couple has been dating since 2004.

The pair announced their engagement in October 2012.

Physical Appearance (Height, Weight)

The power forward is 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and weighs about 250 pounds (113 kilograms). Rudy Gay can score a lot of points and contribute well to the squad because of his extremely athletic body.

Social Handle

On Twitter and Instagram, you can find gay people. The power forward has a big global following.

The basketball player routinely posts snippets of his personal and professional life on social media. Because of this, when his followers read his postings and consider the experiences they have in common with him, they feel closer to him.