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The Daily Nole — April 3, 2021: RaiQuan Gray Declares for NBA Draft

Mike Olivella/Florida State athletics

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Lead Story

Florida State basketball will unexpectedly be without a key piece next season.

On Friday, forward RaiQuan Gray announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft. Gray had a breakout season for FSU, finishing with 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 52% from the field.

Gray was a third-team All-ACC performer this season. At 6-foot-8 and 260 pounds, Gray has a unique skill set as he is quick, athletic and can handle the ball. The 2021 NBA Draft takes place on July 29.

Between the Lines

In its first ACC home game, FSU softball topped Notre Dame on Friday, 3-1. FSU volleyball wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 win over Syracuse. FSU baseball fell late to North Carolina, 4-3. Both FSU tennis teams were winners on Friday. The FSU men beat Florida Atlantic 4-3 while the women topped Virginia by the same score. FSU track and field began the Florida Pepsi Relays.

On the Agenda

FSU track and field will wrap up the Florida Pepsi Relays on Saturday. Both FSU softball and beach volleyball will play doubleheaders. FSU softball will host Notre Dame with contests set for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET on ACC Network Extra. FSU beach volleyball will be at USC for a match-up of No. 1 vs. No. 2. FSU baseball will host North Carolina. That one begins at 2 p.m. ET and streams on ACC Network Extra.

News and Notes

Former FSU catcher Buster Posey has homered in each of his first two games this season for the San Francisco Giants.

Helpful Links

Tomahawk Nation: Three up, three down: FSU baseball drops series opener to UNC behind sloppy play
Chop Chat: FSU baseball: Noles need a series win or sweep against North Carolina
The Osceola: Gray thankful as he turns attention to NBA

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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