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Pitt's Gray has timing on his side

Updated: April 27, 2006, 2:51 PM ET
NBA teams are always looking for centers and they are in very short supply this year -- so it can't be too much of a surprise to see that Pittsburgh's Aaron Gray declared for the draft on Thursday.

After playing in the shadow of Chris Taft for two years, Gray was one of the pleasant surprises in the NCAA this year.

He has the size and strength to be an NBA center and his physicality is his greatest asset. As a prototypical big man, he uses his size and bulk to push people off the block. He's also an excellent rebounder, especially on the offensive boards.

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