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Paul Graham III
Paul Graham III

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA

High School:
Philadelphia Lutheran

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
12/02/1985


11/24/2008

FAU Basketball

Owls fell to Davidson, 76-60, in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game

02/13/2008

Florida Atlantic vs. Arkansas State

Florida Atlantic vs. Arkansas State, Feb. 9, 2008; Photos by J.C. Ridley

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2009 All-Sun Belt Conference guard
Finished his career ranking 2nd all-time at FAU in scoring (1,521)
Set school's single-season scoring record (575 points) as a senior
1st all-time in free throws made (339)
4th all-time in 3-point field goals made (144) and assists (230)

Senior (2008-09): Led the Sun Belt Conference in scoring (18.5 ppg)... Established Florida Atlantic's school record for points in a single-season (575)... Honored at season's end as an All-Sun Belt Conference guard... Scored 20+ points 13 different times... Graham scored 20.1 points per night against Sun Belt teams, which led the league... Made 66 3-pointers which ranked 6th all-time at FAU for 3s made in a single season... Shot 83% from the free-throw line (117-for-141), which is one of the best single-season percentages in FAU history...Played 34.5 minutes per game, including four times playing the entire 40 minutes... Tied an FAU Arena record by making eight 3-pointers against Troy (2/7/09) during a career-high 33-point performance... Shined against top competition... Was fantastic at Kentucky (12/27/08), scoring 20 first half points en route to a game-high 31, which was then a new career-high... Scored in double-figures in 26 of the 31 games he appeared in... Went 7-for-14 from the field and finished with 23 points at Arizona (11/17/08) in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament in Tucson, then made a pair of clutch shots, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 50 seconds left to give FAU a 65-61 victory over Santa Clara (11/18/09) in Tucson the next night... Poured in 28 points in an early-season Sun Belt Conference game at Troy (12/18/08), including making five 3s... Had a season-high five assists and scored 22 points vs. UALR (1/29/09)... Finished the year scoring 20+ points in 8 of last 13 games.

Junior (2007-08): Finished the season moving into seventh place on the all-time FAU scoring list with 946 points... Needs just 54 more points to total 1,000 for his career... Averaged 14.0 points per game- doing so as a reserve in 20 of the 25 games he appeared in... Second straight season averaging 14+ points per game... Began the season starting in each of FAU's first five games and averaging 17.8 points during that stretch... Scored 16 points in 25 minutes in FAU's season-opener at Rhode Island (11/9)... Played a season-high 31 minutes twice during his five early-season starts, first at Boston College (11/12) a game in which he hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 14 points... Three straight games with 18+ points in five starts, grabbing six rebounds and scoring 18 in a win over Stetson (11/16) and pouring in 23 including making a season-high three 3-pointers against South Florida (11/17)... Missed seven games from late November into early January... Returned to the lineup and averaged 21 minutes per game as a sub over the last 20 games of the year... Scored 13 points per game as a sub, by far the most productive sixth-man in the Sun Belt Conference... Matched a season-high with six rebounds in his first game back vs. South Alabama (1/2)... Scored 20 points vs. Troy (1/12), just one of six games in which he reached double-figures immediately following his return... Settled in to reach double-figures in all but two of FAU's final 14 games... Matched a career-high with three steals in a home victory over Savannah State (2/2)... Made 10-of-12 free throws to help FAU beat Middle Tennessee (2/23)... Had a career-high 27 points in 28 minutes leading FAU to a key road win at Troy (2/27)... Scored a team-high 17 points vs. Western Kentucky (3/1)...Was perfect in setting a career-high with 11-of-11 free throws made vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (3/9) at the SBC Tournament in Mobile, Alabama... Emerged as FAU's leading-scorer to close out the season, averaging over 16 points per game spanning the final seven games of the season... Shot 72% from the free-throw line, 46% from the field and made 22-of-60 (37%) of his 3-point attempts.

Sophomore (2006-07): Doubled his scoring average from his freshman season, averaging 14.1 points per contest... Second on the team in assists after nearly tripling his assist total from his freshman year with 96... Hit 37.6 percent (41-109) of his triple tries... Hit 72.3 percent (86-119) of his free throws... Scored in double-figures in 15 of his first 16 games and 26 of 29 on the year... Scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting against Oklahoma State as a reserve after spraining his ankle at shoot-around (11/10)... Played the full 40 minutes and scored 20 points against UMKC (11/13)... Scored 17 points against Old Dominion (11/17)... Hit the 20-point mark for the second time against Marist in 37 minutes on 7-of-13 shooting (11/19)... Approached a triple-double against North Florida with 17 points, six assists and a season-high eight rebounds while going 5-for-10 from the floor (11/28)... Averaged 15.0 points over his next three games (Florida Memorial, Norfolk State, UCF)... Tied his career-high with seven assists against Norfolk State (12/02)... Went 6-for-11 from the field, scoring 17 points against Troy and tying his career-high for three-point makes (four) before leaving with a sprained ankle... Returned to the lineup as a reserve against UMKC (12/23), failing to reach 13 points for the first time that season... Returned to double-figures with a 14-point outing against Florida International (12/28)... Scored 18 as a reserve on 5-of-7 shooting, including a 3-for-3 night from deep and a 5-for-7 night from the line, against Western Kentucky (12/30)... Scored 13 points as a reserve against New Orleans (1/4) while dishing out six assists... Scored eight points before leaving with an injury in the first half against Denver (1/18)... Was just the second time this season he failed to reach double-figures in scoring... Returned from injury to add 10 points against Louisiana-Lafayette (1/24)... Went 5-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line to score 18 points against Arkansas-Little Rock (1/27)... Scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds to go with seven assists against Troy (2/3)... Scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and tied a career-high with seven assists against New Orleans (2/17)... Sank 9-of-10 free throws in a 17-point effort against Middle Tennessee (2/24)... Scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Florida International (2/28) in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament... Scored 10 points in the second round of the SBC Tournament against Western Kentucky (3/4).

Freshman (2005-06): One of two Owls nominated for Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen honors (Carlos Monroe)... Averaged 7.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 27 games, starting once... Scored double-figure points eight times... Posted 25 assists in his final eight games... One of four Owls with a positive assist-to-TO ratio (Brent Crews, Kevin Green, Ty McTyer)... Had nine points, a career-best three steals and shot four-of-eight from the field in his collegiate debut at Colgate (11/18)... Posted 10 points at Northwestern (11/21)... Scored eight points in the second overtime and had career-high 20 points in a double-overtime win vs. Jacksonville (11/21)... Set career highs for three-pointers made (three) and attempted (six) at USF (12/15)... Five-of-five from the field with 11 points at Gardner-Webb (1/15)... First career block vs. Belmont (1/22)... Set career marks for free throws made (five) and attempted (six) while scoring 16 points at Belmont (1/27)... Made first career start at Lipscomb (1/29)... Was four-of-six from the field with nine points and career-high three steals at Stetson (2/12)... Poured in 12 points, five assists and two steals vs. ETSU (2/16)... Raised his career bests for assists (seven) and rebounds (four) vs. Kennesaw State (2/18)... Assisted on five buckets at Jacksonville (2/25).

High School: Attended Lutheran Christian Academy in Philadelphia, PA... Coached by Darryl Schofield... Nationally ranked among top-100 prep players by The Hoopscoop Online... Attended Simon Grantz High School.

Personal: Sociology major... Born Dec. 2, 1985, in Philadelphia, PA... Son of Rosa Marie Gonzales and Paul Graham, Jr., who played for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks from 1991-94.

Career Stats
                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2005-06   27-1    429/15.9   71-162  .438   15-51   .294   31-47   .660  10-24    34  1.3  35-0   37  27   1  16  188/7.0
2006-07   29-20   906/31.2  141-307  .459   41-109  .376   86-119  .723  12-57    69  2.4  61-0   96  73   1  29  409/14.1
2007-08   25-5    569/22.8  111-239  .464   22-60   .367  105-145  .724   9-43    52  2.1  52-0   35  66   4  15  349/14.0
2008-09   31-28  1071/34.5  196-503  .390   66-197  .335  117-141  .830  26-94   120  3.9  55-0   62  64   3  20  575/18.5
TOTAL    112-54  2975/26.6  519-1211 .429  144-417  .345  339-452  .750  57-218  275  2.5 203-0  230 230   9  80 1521/13.6

Career Highs
Points - 33 ... 2/7/09 vs. Troy
Mins - 40 ... 4x, last 3/4/09 at UNT
Rebs - 8 ... 2x, last 12/13/08 vs. SE Louisiana
Off Rebs - 5 ... 1/1/09 vs. South Alabama
Assists - 7 ... 4x, last 2/3/07 at Troy
Blocks - 1 ... 8x, last 1/31/08 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Steals - 3 ... 4x, 12/1/08 at FGCU
FG Made - 13 ... 12/27/08 at Kentucky
FG Att - 23 ... 12/27/08 at Kentucky
FG % (5+ att) - 11-18 ... 2/7/09 vs. Troy
3-PT Made - 8 ... 2/7/09 vs. Troy
3-PT Att - 14 ... 12/18/08 at Troy
3-PT % (3+ att) - 3-3 ... 12/30/06 vs Western Kentucky
FT Made - 11 ... 3/9/08 vs UALR
FT Att - 12 ... 2/23/08 vs Middle Tennessee St.
FT % (4+ att) - 11-11 ... 3/9/08 vs UALR

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