It’s quite clear at the point that Kansas senior point guard Devonte’ Graham is one of the top talents in college basketball.
A Wooden Award finalist, Graham is the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year and an All-Big 12 First Team Selection. As the headliner of the 2017-18 Jayhawks, Graham has guided Kansas into the Sweet 16, and among the programs still standing, he’s among the very best players still competing.
In fact, Bleacher Report’s C.J. Moore ranked Graham as the fourth-best player in the Sweet 16, trailing only Villanova small forward Mikal Bridges, Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson, and Duke power forward Marvin Bagley III.
“The senior point guard is a terrific leader—so good, in fact, that Bill Self rarely takes him off the floor,” Moore said. “He’s in the conversation for the Wooden Award, averaging 17.4 points, 7.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.”
Graham, who has totaled 37 points, 15 assists and 9 rebounds in Kansas’ NCAA Tournament wins over Pennsylvania and Seton Hall, will guide the Jayhawks into the Sweet 16 on Friday against Clemson.
If Graham can live up to his billing as the Big 12 Player of the Year and one of the top talents in the NCAA Tournament, Kansas should soon find itself dancing to the Elite 8.
Kansas and Clemson will square off at 7:07 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23.
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