Raitis Grafs (left) with Armands Šķēle playing against Estonia in 2006.
|Born||June 12, 1981|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||238 lb (108 kg)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|Playing career||1997–2014, 2016|
|2003–2004||BC Telindus Oostende|
|2011||BK SPU Nitra|
|2011–2012||Apollon Limassol BC|
|2012||BC Rakvere Tarvas|
In kindergarten, Grafs met Kristaps Valters and they became fast friends. Since then, the two have grown to be best friends and teammates on the Latvia national basketball team. As a teenager, Grafs was regarded[by whom?] as one of the best prospects in Europe averaging 13.8 points and 10.5 rebounds at the 1998 U18 European Championship. He posted similar numbers (11.9 ppg and 11.0 rpg) at the 1999 World Junior Championship during which he was voted a First Team All-Star. At 16 years 5 months, Grafs became the youngest Latvian National Team member. For the next step in his career he chose to study at Valparaiso University; during four years at Valparaiso University (NCAA) he was nominated newcomer of the year in the conference. After university he returned to Europe and played in Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Estonia, Cyprus and Latvia.
- "RAITIS GRAFS basketball profile". eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
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