Replacing a four year starter and two-time state champion is not an easy task. But that is something Dunwoody forward Delwan Graham doing just fine at.
The 6-foot-5, 180-pound junior has stepped quite nicely into the vacancy left but UNC Charlotte signee Anjuan Wilderness, who is now prepping at the Patterson School.
Just look at his last game. Graham poured in 19 points (9-14 from the field) and collected 19 rebounds in a big win against Rome High School and 6-foot-10 center Tony Woods, who happens to be a five-star member of the class of 2008.
"I like playing against bigger dudes," Graham said. "I try to make them look little but just out rebounding them and out playing them. I knew I had to get out there and crash the boards."
The 19 rebounds is a career high, he said. His motivation was simple.
"Coach said we needed me to rebound, so I rebounded," Graham said.
That could be his role at the next level, too. Graham said he is holding offers from Georgia, Georgia State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech while Florida State, Florida, Illinois, Memphis and Tennessee are also involved.
"I really want to go to Florida or Florida State. I kind of want to get away from Georgia," Graham said. "But if I did stay, I like what Georgia State has to offer. It's a good program."
Graham and his Dunwoody teammates take to the court on Dec. 20 at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C. against Ribault High School from Florida.