Graves To Sign Wednesday

It seems like an eternity since William Graves committed to North Carolina. Nearly a year after making a verbal pledge to attend UNC, the Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley senior forward will sign a letter of intent Wednesday -- the first day of the Fall Signing Period -- at 12:30 p.m. at the school.

"It's been a long time, hasn't it?" said Dudley coach David Price, who led Dudley to the state title last season. "He's signing Wednesday."

Price said that he expects a big year from the big, skilled forward – who was the first of the Tar Heels' six commits to give a verbal.

"I don't know if his game has changed that much, but he's getting in better shape and is quicker," Price said.

Graves had his ankle scoped about a month ago and is scheduled, according to Price, to participate in his first practice on Tuesday.

"He should be at full-speed by the 17th," Price said. "And I expect him to play in our season-opener on the 22nd against Hillside."

"The main thing for William this year is to be a good leader," Price added. "Will does so many things for us – he scores, rebounds, passes. He understands the game and knows how to play. This year his points should go up. We're going to play him at five different positions."

Related Links:
* William Graves - Senior Season Schedule
* William Graves Profile


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