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ASU Basketball: Torian Graham signs with Utah Jazz

He’s back in the states.

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The Arizona State Sun Devils’ 2016-17 scoring leader, Torian Graham, signed a deal with the Utah Jazz on Monday afternoon.

Graham had originally inked with Spanish professional team Basket Zaragoza in July, but parted ways with the organization on Sept. 8.

Prior to the NBA draft in June, Graham had worked out with the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers. After going undrafted, he played with the Dallas Mavericks summer league team, then took off to Spain. Now, he’s been welcomed to a new home just an hour and a half away flight from Phoenix.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard averaged a team-best 18.6 points per game in 2016-17, which was the best in the Pac-12 behind No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultz (23.2 PPG). Graham’s specialty with the Sun Devils was the three ball, as he scored a team-most 108 threes with a .387 shooting percentage from beyond the arc.

As a graduate transfer, it was his first and only season with the Sun Devils, but Graham surely made the most of it, as he placed as an honorable mention on the 2016-17 All-Pac-12 team. The Durham, North Carolina native played two seasons at Chipola College in Florida, before he transferred to Buffalo, but followed ASU head coach Bobby Hurley to play in Tempe.

The Utah Jazz are equipped with veteran guards George Hill and Joe Johnson and third-year sensation Rodney Hood. Dante Exum, the Jazz’s 5th pick in the 2014 is sidelined with a shoulder injury that may rule him out for the 2017-18 season, which makes room for a new guard in Graham.

Graham joins former ASU players Houston Rockets point guard James Harden and Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix as the only Sun Devils currently in the NBA.

The Utah Jazz did not specify the terms of the deal.