With basketball season around the corner, Nate Oats and staff are getting good news this morning. Two-star point guard prospect Jayvon Graves announced today that he’ll be donning the blue and white when he makes his way to the college game next year. The Akron, Ohio native made the news public via twitter this morning:
Toledo, Fordham, or Buffalo. Jayvon Graves announces his college choice!! @JayGravess23 pic.twitter.com/jGf1LFbYQT— 3rdcoasthoops (@3rdCoastHoops) October 18, 2016
At first glance, the most distinguishable thing about Graves is where he goes to school. St. Vincent St. Mary high school is the same place NBA star LeBron James calls his alma mater. The LeBron comparisons don’t end there because he also plays on James’ AAU team. While playing for King James’ Shooting Stars, Graves has averaged 13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. That isn’t an awful assists total considering how much isolation AAU basketball plays.
Graves has been a guy on the radar and I consider him better than what the experts have been rating him as. Like incoming freshman James Jones, he brings an all around game. As of late, UB point guards have brought strong abilities to slash into the lane with an above average finishing ability, but their mid-range and three-point shooting skills have been lackluster. Graves shows in film that chances are he’ll be a good shooter.
Here’s some links and video to hold you over until Graves makes his way to Buffalo:
Henry Baddley, Jayvon Graves guide Irish to Division II state semifinal win
Graves is the second recruit to commit to Buffalo this fall, along with James Reese V.