Paul Graham (basketball)
November 28, 1967 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Benjamin Franklin
|NBA draft||1989 / Undrafted|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|1994–1995||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1998||Atlantic City Seagulls|
|1998–1999||Elitzur Givat Shmuel|
|Career highlights and awards|
Paul Graham (born November 28, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player. He played fours years of college basketball for Ohio where he averaged 19.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 110 career games.
Coming out of college, Graham moved to Australia in 1990 where he joined the Goldfields Giants of the Western Australian State League. He played in 10 games for the Giants before departing the club mid-season to return to the United States for an NBA tryout. In his final game for the Giants, he scored a league record equalling 82 points in a 155–134 win over the Willetton Tigers. Over his 10-game stint, he averaged 43.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.
Upon his return to the United States, Graham joined the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association for the 1990–91 season. Following this stint, he had a three-year run with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks between 1991 and 1994. In 179 games for the Hawks, he averaged 8.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 18.7 minutes per game.
Between 1994 and 1997, Graham played in Continental Basketball Association. He then embarked on an overseas career in 1997, playing in Puerto Rico and France before returning to the United States in mid-1998. Graham later had stints in Israel, France, Dominican Republic and Latvia before wrapping up his career with minor stints in the United States Basketball League and the Eastern Basketball Alliance.