CAREER: Finished his Rebel career ranked 18th all-time in scoring (1,274 points), 8th in 3-point field goals (136) and 10th in free-throw percentage (77.9) ... Holds the school record with 135 career games played.
2010-11 (SENIOR): Played in all 34 games with 26 starts ... Averaged 14.2 points (15th in SEC) and 4.5 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game ... Ranked third in the league and 29th in the nation with an 87.1 free-throw percentage, which is fourth-best in school history ... In SEC play, he ranked 15th with 14.7 points per game and fifth with an 86.8 FT percentage ... Tied for the team lead with 27 steals and ranked second with 47 3-pointers ... Scored in double figures 29 times, including 3 20-point efforts ... Led the team in scoring 6 times and in rebounding 8 times ... Scored a career-high 30 points against Auburn (2/16), draining 7-of-11 from downtown to finish one shy of the school record for 3s in a game ... Posted his second career double-double with 17 points (11-12 FTs) and 10 boards in the win over Alabama (2/26) ... Poured in 21 points (8-13 FGs, 5-5 FTs) against Georgia ... Posted 16 points (7-7 FTs) and 5 boards, making a couple of key baskets in the upset of No. 10 Kentucky ... Scored 17 points in back-to-back wins over Arkansas (2/5) and LSU (2/9) ... Dropped in 17 points at California in the first round of the NIT ... Posted 22 points against Murray State and led the Rebels with 16 vs. Dayton ... Posted his first career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 13 boards vs. Colorado State ... Averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in three games in Mexico and was named to the Cancun Governor's Cup All-Tournament team ... Member of the 2011 SEC Community Service Team.
2009-10 (JUNIOR): Played in all 35 games with 12 starts, including the last six games of the season ... Fourth on the team with a 9.2 scoring average ... Also averaged 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 24.3 minutes per game ... His 50 3s made were third-most on the team ... Shot 41.2 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from behind the arc and 73.0 percent from the charity stripe ... Reached double figures in scoring on 17 occasions and drained 3 or more treys six times ... Poured in a season-high 19 points (6-7 FGs, 5-6 FTs) in the NIT second-round win over Memphis ... Tallied 15 points (3-6 3s) and 6 boards in the SEC Tournament game vs. Tennessee ... Scored 16 points with 7 boards and a career-high 6 assists vs. LSU ... Had 16 points (6-7 FTs) at No. 9 Tennessee ... Posted 14 points, 7 rebounds and a career-high 4 steals vs. Mississippi State (1/9) ... Led the Rebels with 14 points at No. 6 West Virginia ... Tied a career high with 4 3s en route to 15 points vs. Southern Miss ... Dropped in 17 points at Arkansas State, connecting on a career-high 4 3s.
2008-09 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 31 games, starting 23 ... Posted averages of 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.6 steals in 25.6 minutes per game ... Shot 39.7 percent from the field and a team-best 38.2 percent from long range (26-of-68) ... Made 80.0 percent of his free throw attempts (68-of-85) ... Scored in double figures 12 times, including 10 times in SEC play ... Averaged 10.8 points and 3.8 boards in league play ... Played most of the second half of the season with a partially torn patella tendon ... Regularly guarded the opposing team's top offensive threat on the perimeter ... Averaged 13.6 points over the last five games of the season ... Scored 16 points with a team-high 4 assists vs. Mississippi St. (3/7) ... Dropped in a career-high 20 points in the OT win at Arkansas (3/4), adding 4 rebounds and 4 assists ... Tallied 15 points (including 7-of-8 FTs) at Auburn (2/25) ... Strung together four straight games with double-figure points from 1/24 to 2/4 ... Had 12 points and 5 rebounds vs. Arkansas (1/14) ... Notched 14 points with 5 boards at Florida ... Just hours after learning that Eniel Polynice would miss the remainder of the season, Graham stepped into his spot in the starting lineup vs. South Alabama and scored a then-career high 16 points (perfect 8-for-8 FTs).
2007-08 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 35 games and started seven times ... Averaged 5.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.5 steals in 13.9 minutes per game ... Shot 46.4 percent from the field and a team-best 43.3 percent from long range (13-for-30) ... Scored in double figures on six occasions and grabbed 5+ rebounds seven times ... Tied a season high with 14 points (including 10 in overtime) to help the Rebels to an NIT second round victory over Nebraska ... Made six straight starts from 1/30 to 2/16 ... Averaged 10.0 points and 5.6 boards in five SEC starts during that span ... Tied a season high with 14 points vs. South Carolina ... Scored 9 points and grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds at Arkansas (2/9) ... Posted back-to-back games of 12 and 13 points in wins over Lamar and UL-Monroe.
HIGH SCHOOL: Listed as the 89th-best recruit in the class of 2007 by Hoop Scoop ... Rated No. 96 overall and the No. 15 small forward by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... Three-time All-State honoree at Peachtree Ridge High School for coach Gerald Arnold ... Averaged 26 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists as a senior ... Helped his squad to a 27-4 record and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs ... As a junior, posted 23 points and 4 rebounds per game ... Led all scorers in the 2007 Georgia North-South All Star game with 23 points while leading the North to victory ... Two-time all-star selection at the ABCD All-American Camp ... Played for the Georgia Hurricanes where he averaged 11 points ... As a record-setting quarterback for Peachtree Ridge football team, helped the team to its first ever winning season as a junior and a share of the Class 5A state championship title as a senior ... Earned all-Gwinnett County second team status ... Honor Roll student and member of the Gwinnett Youth Leadership Summit.
PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Darnell Graham ... Born March 28, 1989 ... Son of David and Audrey Graham ... Marketing communications major ... Father was an NFL defensive lineman with the Seattle Seahawks ... Named to the 2010 SEC Basketball Community Service team ... Played AAU alongside fellow Rebel Trevor Gaskins with the Georgia Hurricanes ... Lists O.J. Mayo and Greg Oden among the top players he has played against.
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