Will Graves

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Will Graves
Will graves.jpg
Free agent
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1988-05-15) May 15, 1988 (age 30)
Greensboro, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High schoolJames B. Dudley
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2007–2010)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011Akita Northern Happinets
2011–2012Boca Juniors
2012Marinos de Anzoátegui
2012–2014Club Deportivo Libertad
2014Keflavík
2014–2017Maccabi Haifa

William Thomas "Will" Graves (born May 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He played college basketball for North Carolina.

Professional career[edit]

On February 10, 2011, Graves signed with the Akita Northern Happinets of Japan and started his professional career.[1]

In October, 2014, Graves signed with Keflavík of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[2][3] He left the club and joined Maccabi Haifa in December after the Israeli club bought up his contract. In 10 games with Keflavík he averaged 22,9 points and 8 rebounds.[4][5][6]

Graves finished the 2014-2015 season with Maccabi Haifa, and then re-signed with the team each of the two following years. He recorded his career-high score of 34 points in his third year in green in a regular-season road game on February 27, 2017.

On August 4, 2017, Graves signed a one-year contract extension with Maccabi Haifa.[7] However, on November 5, 2017, he parted ways with Maccabi Haifa after 3 seasons with the team.[8]

On August 8, 2018, Graves signed a one-year deal with Hapoel Haifa of the Liga Leumit.[9] However, on October 24, 2018, he parted ways with Hapoel Haifa before appearing in a game for them.[10]

Musical endeavour[edit]

In his off-court life, Graves is a rapper, who has published original songs under the recording name Willy G.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010-11 Akita 16 15 32.1 .388 .348 .741 11.2 1.7 0.8 0.3 22.2
Graves #9

References[edit]

  1. ^ 秋田プロバスケットボールクラブ (10 February 2011). "秋田ノーザンハピネッツ☆選手契約締結のお知らせ". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ Will Graves semur við Keflavík
  3. ^ a b Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (7 October 2014). "Keflvíkingar veðja á rappara sem var rekinn úr skóla Jordan". Vísir.is. Fréttablaðið. Retrieved 2017-08-08. (in Icelandic)
  4. ^ William Graves á leið til Ísrael
  5. ^ Graves farinn en Keflavík vann
  6. ^ Besti leikmaður Keflavíkur á leið til Ísrael
  7. ^ Will Graves re-signs with Maccabi Haifa
  8. ^ "מכבי Hunter חיפה משחררת את וויל גרייבס". mhbasket.co.il (in Hebrew). November 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "האס של רחימי: גרייבס חתם בהפועל חיפה". one.co.il (in Hebrew). August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "גרייבס שוחרר מהפועל חיפה: הוחלט על שינוי". one.co.il (in Hebrew). October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.

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