Graves Still High On UVa

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Page (Greensboro, N.C.) class of 2016 point guard Ty Graves was offered a scholarship by the University of Virginia a short time after he participated in Tony Bennett’s Elite Camp last year. The 5’11” prospect returned for Bennett’s 2014 Elite Camp, which took place on August 16.

Graves (photo courtesy of Kevin Graves)
Graves (photo courtesy of Kevin Graves)

Graves, known for his outstanding shooting ability, reflected on what he learned from his latest experience in Charlottesville.

“I tried to talk to my team coach when we were on the side, just during shooting drills. He said some really profound things to me, like being a leader, talking, rallying them up, seeing the reads off the pick-and-roll, being really vocal on defense, doing the little things that help teams win most of the time. Just things like that,” Graves said.

Virginia has been at the top of Graves’ list for quite some time. Following the Elite Camp, the Page product said his favorite remains the same.

“Right now, UVa is definitely the number one school on my list, but I’m probably going to commit after my junior year,” said Graves, who clarified that he intends to commit after his junior high school season and next AAU season are completed. If he sticks to this timetable, look for a decision around August of 2015.

Graves calls his relationship with Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett “great. He calls my dad every other week just to see how we are. He texts me and calls me during the school year, to check on my grades and stuff like that. So, it’s really good.”

Boston College, Charlotte, Kansas State and Virginia Tech are among the other schools that have offered Graves. Asked if he is waiting for any school or schools in particular to offer, Graves said: “I’ve been a Duke fan all my life. I really like them a lot, but