Paul Graham (basketball)

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Paul Graham
Personal information
Born (1967-11-28) November 28, 1967 (age 48)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Benjamin Franklin
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Ohio (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2004
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Career history
1990 Goldfields Giants
1990–1991 Albany Patroons
19911994 Atlanta Hawks
1994–1995 Rapid City Thrillers
1995–1997 Omaha Racers
1997 Mayagüez
1997–1998 Dijon
1998 Atlantic City Seagulls
1998–1999 Elitzur Givat Shmuel
1999–2000 Strasbourg IG
2000 San Carlos
2000–2001 Chalon
2001–2002 BK Skonto
2002 Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
2004 Delaware Destroyers
Career highlights and awards
  • LNB Pro A All-Star (1998)
  • 2× First-team All-MAC (1988, 1989)
  • MAC Freshman of the Year (1986)

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.[1]

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.[2] Over his 10-game stint, he averaged 43.3 points,[3] 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.[4]

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.

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