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Will Graves - SG/SF, 6'6, 240
Signed in Israel - Signed with Maccabi Haifa
       Date of birth: 05/15/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
     Out of: North Carolina
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

- 5th July, 2011.

7th October, 2010 NCAA Dismissed by North Carolina.
13th February, 2011 Japan Signed for the remainder of the season with Akita Northern Happinets.
8th August, 2011 Argentina Signed a one year contract with Boca Juniors.
28th February, 2012 Argentina Released by Boca Juniors.
6th March, 2012 Argentina Signed for the remainder of the season with Atenas.
11th May, 2012 Venezuela Signed for the remainder of the season with Marinos de Anzoategui.
7th August, 2012 Argentina Signed a one year contract with Libertad de Sunchales.
23rd January, 2013 Argentina Left Libertad de Sunchales.
23rd January, 2013 Uruguay Signed for the remainder of the season with Malvin.
24th January, 2014 Argentina Signed for the remainder of the season with Libertad de Sunchales.
5th March, 2014 Argentina Released by Libertad de Sunchales.
6th October, 2014 Iceland Signed a one year contract with Keflavik.
17th December, 2014 Iceland Left Kevlavik.
21st December, 2014 Israel Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Maccabi Haifa. Included team option for 2015/16.
29th June, 2015 Israel Maccabi Haifa exercised 2015/16 option.
19th June, 2016 Israel Re-signed by Maccabi Haifa to a one year contract.
When: Where:
2006 - October 2010 North Carolina (NCAA)
February 2011 - June 2011 Akita Northern Happinets (Japan, BJ League)
August 2011 - February 2012 Boca Juniors (Argentina)
March 2012 - May 2012 Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
May 2012 - June 2012 Marinos (Venezuela)
August 2012 - January 2013 Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
January 2013 - June 2013 Malvin (Uruguay)
January 2014 - March 2014 Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
October 2014 - December 2014 Keflavik (Iceland)
December 2014 - present Maccabi Haifa (Israel)
From blog:

   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Shooting Guards

Will Graves - After being forcefully evicted from North Carolina, Graves began a professional career last season in Japan. Playing for the Akita Happinets in the BJ League, Graves averaged 21.3 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, shooting 39% from the field and 36% from three. (Those numbers may put into some context those of Jeremy Tyler, mentioned in the post about centres.)

These numbers rather confirm what we already knew about Graves. He can shoot, and he can rebound. Graves's three point range is streaky, and his shot selection often over-confident, but he's a decent shooter, particularly from one specific spot on the left wing. He is also a powerful and well built wing man, with some athleticism to boot, who took four years to get anywhere but who eventually sprouted into a vital contributor. (Until he got kicked out.)

However, Graves can't dribble, is inconsistent on and off the court, and doesn't defend as well as one of such a body type really ought. He could do, but he doesn't, due to an apparent lack of effort. Graves is strong and should be an imposing presence on the defensive end, particularly with his rebounding prowess. But he isn't, because he doesn't seem to want to be. He doesn't seem to want to learn to drive the ball, either. He'd rather just cast up the threes, and is, frankly, a bit of a chucker. There's talent there, but it certainly isn't maximized talent.

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Signed in Israel


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