Gray's condition is upgraded to fair

April 07, 1994|By Mike Preston | Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer

The condition of former St. Frances High School basketball star Devin Gray was upgraded from serious to fair yesterday, according to a hospital spokesman.

Gray, 21, from Baltimore, is expected to undergo a heart catheterization today at Greenville Memorial Hospital to determine the extent and cause of his apparent heart attack Monday night.

Gray, a 6-foot-7 junior starting forward for Clemson, had chest pains about 50 minutes after a conditioning session on campus at Littlejohn Coliseum.

"I feel good today," said Gray. "I've been lazy today, just resting in bed, but I will be back on my feet soon. I want to thank everyone for prayers and cards. It has meant a lot to hear from people."

Gray led the Atlantic Coast Conference in field-goal percentage this year at .572, and was playing his best at the end of the season when he led the Tigers in scoring and rebounding with 65 points and 25 rebounds in three National Invitation Tournament games.

He averaged 14.4 points and six rebounds, second best on the team, this season.

Before his conditioning session Monday, Gray had played about three hours of basketball during a pickup game, according to a school official.

Gray was about to attend study hall at about 6:50 p.m. when the pains started. He was taken to Redfern Health Center, then to the Clemson Urgent Care Center.

At about 8 p.m., he was transported from Oconee Memorial Hospital to Greenville.

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