URI Rams Lose Atlantic 10 Championship, Will Face OU

URI Rams 2018 NCAA Tournament

Davidson burst bubbles across the nation on Sunday, courtesy of a bid-stealing win against Rhode Island, 58-57, in the Atlantic 10 Championship game. In an offensively starved contest between two characteristically proficient offensive teams, it was Grady’s baseline floater with 1:49 to play that proved to be the eventual game winner.

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The Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, Grady is well on his way to establishing himself as the next great Davidson guard — following the recent likes of Stephen Curry and Jack Gibbs – under Bob McKillop.

Named to the A-10 All Tournament Team, Grady scored 17 points on 6-13 shooting in the final and averaged 19.6 per game over the Wildcats three contests in Washington, D.C.

A silky smooth 6-5 guard, Grady possesses unbridled range and a complementary game off the bounce that grows each night out. Poised and unflappable, Grady changes speeds well and flashes know-how beyond his years. The Boston native is quick to credit his play in the NEPSAC with Northfield Mount Hermon as a catalyst for his early success, both instructionally and via level of competition he faced.

While he’s been know to A-10 fans and media since his commitment to McKillop’s ‘Cats, America is about to learn about him soon… exactly a decade from when Steph Curry – a Grady predecessor and the player he tries to emulate – first helped put Davidson on the national radar.

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For URI, they’re moving onto the NCAA Tournament, and the good thing about having your Championship tournament on Selection Sunday, the pain of losing only lasts a few hours.