Devonte' Graham, #4

  • Year Junior
  • Pos Guard
  • H/W 6-2/185

Season stats

Shooting A M %
Field goals 367 157 .428
Free throws 92 73 .793
Three pointers 242 94 .388
High game points 26
Effective FG% .556
Per-game breakdown Total Per game
Off. rebounds170.5
Def. rebounds952.6
Blocked shots70.2
Games played36
Games started36
Minutes per game35.3
Total Points481
Points per game13.4
Personal fouls56
Technical fouls0
Triple doubles0
Double doubles0


Devonté Graham was spotted tossing a football with a grade-school Kansas fan before the Jayhawks’ April 9 spring game outside Memorial Stadium. A few hours later, he could be seen lobbing a baseball with another wide-eyed youngster before a KU-TCU contest at Hoglund Ballpark.

“I think I’m maybe too friendly, as my teammates would say. I’ll speak to everybody,” Graham said. “I just try to have fun with people … anybody. You could say I’m one of the biggest kids on the team.”

Graham, who values his interactions with KU students, alums and kids alike, is merely fulfilling a prediction that Jayhawks coach Bill Self made when he was recruiting the 6-foot-2 playmaker point guard from Raleigh, N.C., several years ago.

“When he visited, I told him, ‘You’ll own this place if you come in and just try hard and act right,’” Self said. “(It’s) because I love his personality as much as any kid we’ve ever had. And I think that’s accurate.

“He’s played so well for us, but his mindset and attitude … he’s one of those guys that actually looks forward to getting up and going to class and just being a kid. I mean, it’s not one of these things, ‘Oh, we’ve got to do this again.’ It’s one of these things: ‘We get to do this again.’

“I would think everybody would want to have what Devonté has. He enjoys life. His attitude is just a ‘10,’ and I think it’s rubbed off on others.”

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