Arizona State guard Torian Graham was a nightmare to guard in his first and final season with Bobby Hurley and the Sun Devils. He’s long, athletic and extremely explosive on offense for one reason: he never stops shooting.
Graham also has an incredibly high release point, allowing him to create an open look for himself at any time and from anywhere on the court. It was this release that allowed him to knock down the shot of the year in the final thirty seconds against Stanford in February.
Setting the scene
ASU’s home game against the Cardinal last winter was arguably the most exciting game played in Tempe last season.
The Cardinal amassed a ridiculous 22 offensive rebounds - a common occurrence for Hurley’s severely undersized squad - and seemed to be coasting to victory early in the first half. Graham, however, took over in the second half by making incredibly tough shots and finished with 24 points.
His toughest shot of the night, however, came with 23.2 seconds on the clock and the Devils down one. Graham ran underneath the baseline, caught a short pass from Tra Holder and buried a deep three over two Stanford defenders.
Graham did it all for the Devils that night, as his 24 points were just the beginning of an impressive stat line that also included six rebounds, two assists and three steals.
The Sun Devils went onto win 75-69, and improved to 12-14 overall and 5-8 in Pac-12 play.
Graham averaged 18.6 points per game and shot 38.7 percent from three point land in his senior season. He also has a 6’9 1/2” wingspan and an impressive — albeit not officially measured — vertical.
Graham’s future falls in Spain where he recently signed a deal to play for Tecnyconta Zaragoza.