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."