Graves will have four seasons of athletic eligibility remaining. He earned
2006 North Carolina High School Player of the Year honors while attending
Dudley High School in his hometown of Greensboro, N.C.
"After talking to the young man and his family, we all agreed this was in
both William's and the program's best interests," says Coach Williams. "He
will continue to practice, but won't play this year. I don't know anyone who
won't be better in his fifth year of college than his first. He's a good kid
and I know he will continue to work hard to help us get better."