Greg Graham

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Greg Graham Biography

Greg Graham is an American former basketball player born in Indianapolis, Ind. that played for Indiana University. Graham was a guard for the Indiana Hoosiers for four seasons between 1989 and 1993 where he was coached by Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight. The Indianapolis native played high school basketball at Warren Central High School where he went on to be named an Indiana All-Star his senior season. In his tenure with the Hoosiers, Graham scored close to 1600 points and was a member of the Indiana’s 1992 NCAA Final Four team. After college, Graham played professionally for six seasons in the NBA and then switched to coaching after his playing career was over.

  • Name: Greg “Lawrence” Graham
  • Position: Guard
  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Birthday: November 26, 1970
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • High School: Warren Central High School
  • Height: 6’4″ (193 cm)
  • Weight: 183 lb (83 kg)
  • Seasons: 4 (1989-1993)
  • Jersey: #20
  • NBA Draft: 1993 / Round 1 / Pick 17th Overall (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Professional Career: Philadelphia 76ers (1993-1995), New Jersey Nets (1995-1996), Seattle Supersonics (1996-1997), Cleveland Cavaliers (1997-1998)
  • Coaching Career: Warren Central High School (2008-2015), Salve Regina University (2015-2016), Barrington High School (2016-Present)

Player Accolades and Awards

  • Indiana All-Star (1989)
  • 3rd Team Parade All-American (1989)
  • 1st Team All Big-Ten (1992-1993)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (1992-1993)
  • NCAA Tournament All-Region (1993)

Greg Graham Seasons with the Hoosiers

1989-1990 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (19th Season)
18-11 (8-10 Big Ten)
7th Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA First Round
1990-1991 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (20th Season)
29-5 (15-3 Big Ten)
🏆 1st Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1991-1992 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (21st Season)
27-7 (14-4 Big Ten)
🥈 2nd Place Big Ten
🥇 NCAA Final Four
1992-1993 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (22nd Season)
31-4 (17-1 Big Ten)
🏆 1st Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA Elite Eight

Indiana University Career Statistics

Season G GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Off Def Reb A Stl BS TO Pts Avg
1989-1990 29 16 609 89 189 0.471 12 31 0.387 91 117 0.778 16 60 76 59 23 13 54 281 9.7
1990-1991 34 13 648 106 208 0.510 7 29 0.241 77 111 0.694 29 58 87 53 35 6 55 296 8.7
1991-1992 34 16 893 132 263 0.502 32 75 0.427 140 189 0.741 48 88 137 90 46 9 59 436 12.8
1992-1993 35 32 1116 180 327 0.550 57 111 0.514 160 194 0.825 39 73 112 102 47 8 66 577 16.5
Career 132 77 3266 507 987 0.514 108 246 0.439 468 611 0.766 132 279 412 304 151 36 234 1590 12.0

Greg Graham Warren Central High School Career

Greg Graham was a star guard at Warren Central High School that averaged 19.5 points per game across his three years on the basketball team. Graham played between 1986 and 1989. He earned a varsity letter for basketball in all three years that he played.

In 1989, Graham was selected to be a part of the Indiana All-Stars team, named a McDonald’s All-American and named as a First Team All-American. He was runner up in votes for the Indiana Mr. Basketball award to fellow Hoosier Pat Graham.

Greg Graham Indiana University Career

Graham was recruited by Indiana head coach Bob Knight came to Bloomington in the summer of 1989. He played alongside star players like Calbert Cheaney, Alan Henderson, and Damon Bailey.

Indiana would be one of the best teams in the country during Graham’s time in Bloomington. The Hoosiers had the most victories in the Big Ten in the three-year period between 1991-1993.

Graham was a two-time Big Ten champion in 1990-1991 and 1992-1993. In Graham’s final season, the Hoosiers were ranked number one in the AP Poll; however, the 31-4 Hoosiers fell to Kansas to end their season. It would also be Graham’s last game in an Indiana University jersey.

Graham finished his storied, four-year Indiana University career with 1,590 points, 412 rebounds, and 304 assists.

Greg Graham’s Professional Career

Graham was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft. He was selected with the 17th overall pick. Graham’s four-year professional basketball career would take him across four teams across five seasons, including the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Seattle SuperSonics, and finally the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Graham averaged a total of 4.5 points per game and 1.1 rebounds per game. The college star shooting guard could never find a role that he could flourish in the NBA unfortunately.

After life as a professional basketball player, Graham returned to his high school alma mater Warren Central High School. He coached their for seven seasons with a final record of 80-74, and he took Warren Central to three Marion County tournament championships. He moved to Rhode Island after his wife got a job on the east coast. During his tenure at Warren Central, Graham was able to coach former Indiana Hoosier Devin Davis.

After one short season with Salve Regina University’s men’s basketball program as an assistant head coach. Graham then moved on to become the head coach at Barrington High School in Rhode Island.

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