Graves with Hapoel Haifa in September 2018
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|Born||May 15, 1988|
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||234 lb (106 kg)|
|High school||James B. Dudley|
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
|College||North Carolina (2007–2010)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2011||Akita Northern Happinets|
|2012||Marinos de Anzoátegui|
|2012–2014||Club Deportivo Libertad|
|Career highlights and awards|
William Thomas Graves (born May 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for FC Porto of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (LPB). He played college basketball for North Carolina before playing professionally in Japan, Argentina, Venezuela, Iceland, Israel and Portugal.
Early life and college career
Graves attended James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he averaged 25.1 points and shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc, leading the team to two state championships. Graves was named North Carolina High School Player of the Year in 2006.
Early years (2011–2014)
On October 6, 2014, Graves signed with Keflavík of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild. On November 13, 2014, Graves recorded a career-high 39 points, shooting 15-of-26 from the field, along with six rebounds, six assists and three blocks in a 87–82 win over ÍR Reykjavíkur. In 10 games played for Keflavík, he averaged 22.9 points and 8 rebounds per game.
On December 17, 2014, Graves parted ways with Keflavík to join the Israeli team Maccabi Haifa for the rest of the season. On March 25, 2016, Graves participated in the 2016 Israeli League All-Star Game. In his second season with Maccabi Haifa, Graves helped the team reach the 2016 Israeli League Playoffs as the third seed, but they eventually lost to Maccabi Rishon LeZion in the Quarterfinals.
On February 27, 2017, Graves recorded an Israeli League career-high 34 points, shooting 12-of-20 from the field, along with eight rebounds in a 96–97 loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv. On April 20, 2017, Graves suffered a season-ending injury in a match against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
On August 8, 2018, Graves signed a one-year deal with Hapoel Haifa of the Israeli National League. However, on October 24, 2018, he parted ways with Hapoel Haifa before appearing in an official game for them.
On February 27, 2019, Graves signed with the Portuguese team FC Porto for the rest of the season. In 20 games played for Porto, he averaged 13 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Graves helped the team reach the Portuguese League Semifinals, where they eventually fell short to Benfica.
|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|
NBA Preseason Stats
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- "Will Graves re-signs with Maccabi Haifa". Sportando.basketball. August 4, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
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- "האס של רחימי: גרייבס חתם בהפועל חיפה". one.co.il (in Hebrew). August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
- "גרייבס שוחרר מהפועל חיפה: הוחלט על שינוי". one.co.il (in Hebrew). October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
- "Will Graves reforça FC Porto". record.pt (in Portuguese). February 27, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.