Gregory Graves became the third verbal commitment for Mt. St. Mary's pledging to sign with the Mountaineers last weekend. The early signing period for National Letters of Intent begins November 9
Graves, a 6-7 center for Potomac Falls, averaged 15.6 points per game and 9.5 rebounds for the two-time defending state champion last season. He chose the Mount over offers from Longwood and Manhattan.
But he was continuing to get recruited by bigger schools but some may have shied away because of his size. However, Graves showed during the AAU circuit this summer that he can play on the perimeter and it is expected that he will play at either the 3 or 4 for the Mount. And if his game doesn't develop as quickly to the outside he can always go back underneath and survive quite well at 6-foot 7-inches in the Northeast Conference.
Chaz Patterson and Christian Crockett have also verbally committed to Robert Burke and the Mountaineers. Unless something would happen between now and next spring it appears the Mount has completed its recruiting for the 2012 season before the 2011-12 one has officially kicked off.
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