FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas men’s basketball program added its fourth portal transfer as head coach Eric Musselman announced the signing of All-PAC-12 forward Jalen Graham.
Graham (6-9, 220) joins the Razorback program after playing the last three seasons at Arizona State. Graham has two years of eligibility remaining.
This past season, he was tabbed second team All-PAC-12 as he scored 287 points – over half his career total – and dished out 50 of his 70 career assists while getting 23 of his 38 career steals. In particular, Graham closed the season playing his best basketball. Over the final 18 games, he scored in double figures 13 times and grabbed at least five rebounds 12 times. While ASU was just 14-17 for the year, Graham’s play helped the Sun Devils go 7-2 to close the season, including a one-point loss to Stanford in the PAC-12 Tournament.
Graham played in 73 career games, including 43 starts, with the Sun Devils and tallied 546 career points (7.0 avg.) With 315 career rebounds (4.4 avg.). He additionally recorded 90 blocked shots (1.2 per game).
F, 6-9, 220
Phoenix, Ariz. (Mountain Point HS)
2021-22 (Jr. at ASU):
- Voted second team All-PAC-12
- Played in 29 games with 22 starts
- Ranked second on the team in rebounding (4.6 avg.)… From Jan. 15 to Feb. 17 (11 games), led the team in rebounds seven times… Overall, led the team in boards eight times… Has five-plus rebounds in 12 of the final 18 games, including seven straight games to start the stretch
- Had 14 games of double-figure points including 13 of the final 18 games
- Posted a double-double in an overtime win at UCLA with 16 points and 10 rebounds while adding career-high six assists… Also played a career-high 39:36
- Scored a career-high 19 points (9-of-14 FG) at Southern Cal
- Led the team in both scoring (16) and rebounds (5) vs. Colorado… Duplicated the feat with 18 points and nine rebounds in a home win over Oregon
- Had 16 points (5-6 FG and tying career highs with 6-8 FT) in the regular-season finale win over Stanford
- Turned away a season-best four blocked shots in a home win over Cal
2020-21 (Sat. at ASU):
- Played in 21 of 25 games (started in 19), missing multiple games due to mononucleosis
- Ranked third in the PAC-12 (63rd in the NCAA) in blocked shots (1.62)… Had 34 total rejections
- Team’s leading rebounder in seven games
- Had nine games of double-figure points and three double-figure rebounding games
- Had three double-doubles – at Arizona (14 pts and 11 rebs), vs. Oregon State (14 pts and 11 rebs) and vs. Washington State (11 pts and 12 rebs) – to lead the team
- His 12 boards at Washington State marked a career high as were his six offensive rebounds
- The 14 points at Arizona and vs. Oregon State were season highs
- Nine of his 11 rebounds vs Oregon State were on the defensive end, which marked a career high
2019-20 (Fr. at ASU):
- Played in 28 games, starting in two, and averaged 10.9 minutes per game
- Shot 42-of-61 from the field (.689)
- Had 29 blocked shots, which was the fourth-most by an ASU freshman
- Second on the team with 34 offensive rebounds and 29 blocks
- Started the first two games of the year with Romello White sidelined
- Season high of 10 points in a win over Central Connecticut State
- Seven rebounds (five offensive) in just 16 minutes in a come-from-behind win over Arizona on Jan. 25, 2020
- Seven rebounds in win at Washington on Feb. 1 in just 16 minutes
- Helped lead ASU to a road win over San Francisco in just his seventh game with nine points in 14 minutes
- Season high five blocks in season opener vs. Colorado in China
- Averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.6 blocks and 2.4 assists in 19 games
- His scoring bests were 29 against Valley Vista and 25 points against Cesar Chavez while his high of 16 rebounds was in a win over Browne.
- Led team to the 5A state quarterfinals
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