He was named a Second Team All-American in 2006 while playing for the University of Connecticut.
He was selected 8th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, but was traded to the Grizzlies on draft day.
He was born to Rudy Sr. and Rae Gay. He married Ecko Wray in 2013.
He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Shane Battier in 2006.