Graham's Recruitment Ends In Bayou

Delwan Grahan was going to play in the SEC. His finalists came from the league and his visits began this month. However, earlier this week one program locked him down on the home visit and the Top 100 player ended his recruitment.

The LSU Tigers are mining talent from the Atlanta Celtics traveling team. Dennis Harris, a post player, got the ball rolling this month with his pledge to John Brady's team and now a Top 100 prospect has cast his lot with the Tigers.

Delwan Graham (Dunwoody, Ga..), a power forward who had a huge summer and cracked the Top 100, picked LSU over South Carolina, Mississippi and Auburn. He visited USC and Ole Miss.

"I can't really say what did it for LSU," Doris Graham, Delwan's mother said. "He just felt good with the coaches when they came on the visit. He had another friend take the visit and he really loved it. I'm very proud, that's my baby."

LSU's connections with Graham, aside from his AAU team, take a route through a new member of the coaching staff. "LSU was one of the first high-major schools to offer him," Hulio Smith, director of the Celtics said. "Chad Dollar was recruiting him at Georgia State. He felt like he was a steal there. When he went to LSU he continued his recruitment and offered him when he went there."

Graham's Celtics captured the prestigious championship out in Vegas and he was a big part of the victory. The energetic forward began opening eyes quickly when his perimeter shot started falling and the consistent efforts began to add up.

"His summer was extremely productive," Smith said. "I tried to tell people a long time ago about this kid. He always gives you 120%. He's really working hard on his perimeter game."

LSU isn't finished when it comes to the Celtics. They are recruiting forward Chris Singleton and point guard Pierre Jordan. Graham takes his official visit to the Bayou this weekend.

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