April 21, 2014
HOUSTON - Guard Torian Graham became the University of Houston's Men's Basketball program's first signee for new head coach Kelvin Sampson with his inking of a National Letter of Intent on Monday.
Graham, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 200 pounds, joins the Cougars after competing for the previous two seasons at Chipola Junior College for head coach Patrick Blake. The Durham, N.C., native will compete as a junior with the Cougars during the 2014-15 season.
"Torian has a lot of upside. He is extremely athletic, finishes well on the break and is a good 3-point shooter," Sampson said. "As we help him become a better player, Torian can come in and fill a need for us right away."
As a sophomore in 2013-14, Graham averaged 12.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game while helping lead the Indians to a 26-6 record. He opened the season with a game-high 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting from the field against East Georgia State College and added a 29-point effort at South Georgia State College later in the season.
In 2012-13, he broke into the lineup during the second half of the season and posted five double-digit scoring performances in that time, including a season-high 18 points at Gulf Coast State College.
Graham completed his prep career at Christian Faith Center Academy. As a senior in 2012, he was a 5-star recruit and ranked as high as No. 38 by ESPN.
While Graham is the Cougars' first signee under Sampson, he is the second addition overall with the signing of Yates center J.C. Washington during the fall period.
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