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UNC Men's Basketball Bio
13 William Graves
Graves Graves 852895

 

 


GENERAL NOTES
Has 160 points and 103 rebounds in 56 games • Shooting 36.7 percent from three-point range • Has made 29 of his 79 field goals from beyond the three-point line • In his fourth year in the program after redshirting in 2006-07.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09)
Played in the first 20 games and averaged 4.0 points and 2.6 rebounds • Was suspended for the remainder of the season in early February for violating team rules • Had a season-high 10 points against Evansville and seven rebounds against Boston College • Hit a pair of threes and finished with eight points in the win over Kentucky • Had six points against Chaminade and seven against Oregon in the first two rounds in Maui • Had a season-high nine points and tied his career best with six rebounds in win over UNC Asheville • Saw time at the 4/5 against Asheville • Reached double figures for the first time on the year and third in his career with 10 points against Evansville • Was 4 for 6 from the floor with two threes and five rebounds against the Purple Aces • Had nine points and four boards against Rutgers • Career-high seven rebounds against Boston College and added seven points • Career-high three assists and six rebounds against College of Charleston • Was Carolina's defensive winner at Virginia, the first time in his career he won that award.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
Fourth on the team in three-pointers made with 19 • Played in all but three games • Was 9 for his last 17 from three-point range • Scored 42 points in his last 82 minutes of action • Shot 44.2 percent from three-point range • Made 19 of his 27 field goals from three-point range • No turnovers in nine of his last 11 games.

Had five rebounds in his collegiate debut against Iona • Scored his first collegiate points as he hit a pair of three-pointers against South Carolina State and finished with seven points • Scored five points and had two rebounds at Rutgers • Scored in double figures for the first time as a Tar Heel when he rang up four three-pointers and was 5 for 6 from the floor overall en route to 14 points against Valparaiso • Made 4 of 5 from three-point range against Valpo • Scored the last five points of UNC's decisive 27-2 run in the second half after the game had been tied at 37-all • Grabbed a season-high six rebounds against Kent State.

Did not play against NC State on Jan. 12 due to an illness • Scored in double figures in an ACC game for the first time as he netted 10 points on 4 of 5 shooting from the floor against Virginia Tech • Hit two three-pointers, the first time since December 30 he hit more than one three in a game • Also played turnover-free ball in 10 minutes • Hit a three-pointer with 4:20 to play to give UNC a 73-72 lead, but the Tar Heels eventually lost to Maryland, 82-80 • Hit a pair of three-pointers and assisted on a Danny Green three in the 89-73 win over Wake Forest • Second time in three games that he made two three-pointers in a game (Virginia Tech and Wake Forest).

Hit a three-pointer and totaled five points and a steal in win at Boston College • Was in the five-man substitution that sparked comeback from 17 points behind • Scored six points and had three rebounds and two assists in home win over Florida State • Hit a three-pointer from the corner to give UNC a 62-53 lead, moments after FSU closed to within six points, the closest margin the game would be in the second half • Played 10 minutes against Virginia Tech in ACC semifinals • Second-half bucket cut Tech's lead to two.

Scored seven points and added six rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes in NCAA Tourney first round win over Mount St. Mary's • Tied season highs for rebounds and assists and the 13 minutes were one shy of his longest stint (14 vs. Kent State) • Played three minutes against Kansas in the national semifinal.

PREP/PERSONAL
Led Greensboro Dudley to back-to-back state 3-A championships (both won at the Smith Center) • Had 28 points and eight rebounds and was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 state title game • 2006 North Carolina High School Player of the Year and the leading vote-getter on the all-state team by the AP • Was a second-team all-state pick in 2004 and 2005 • Had 24 points and nine rebounds and was named MVP of the 2006 N.C. East-West All-Star Game • Coached by David Price • Set a record with 30 points vs. South Carolina in the Carolina All-Stars Classic • Led Dudley to a 25-4 record as a senior • Averaged 25.1 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 2006 and 20.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 2005 • Shot 44 percent from three-point range as a senior • Had a season-high 48 points in conference tournament win over Western Guilford • Hit six three-pointers en route to 42 points against Northwest Guilford • Majoring in sociology.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School: Dudley
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