Graham makes USA Basketball’s World University Games final roster

Treveon-GrahamTreveon Graham will once again spend a chunk of his summer playing in Europe, this time not as a Ram, but as a member of USA Basketball’s World University Games team. Graham made the final 12-man roster and will depart for Kazan, Russia this Monday to compete in the 2013 World University Games.

Graham will be joined by Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado), Yogi Ferrell (Indiana); Luke Hancock(Louisville); Tyler Haws (BYU);  Cory Jefferson (Baylor); Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati); Alex Kirk (New Mexico);  Doug McDermott(Creighton); Adreian Payne (Michigan State); Will Sheehey (Indiana); and  Aaron White (Iowa), the final 12 whittled down from an initial group of 27.

Opening preliminary round games being July 7th. USA will compete in Group C along with Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden and United Arab Emirates.

The USA will take on UAE at 10:30 a.m. EST on July 7; followed by Czech Republic at 5 a.m. EST on July 8; and Sweden at 1 p.m. EST on July 10; Australia at 10:30 a.m. EST on July 11; and Canada at 5 a.m. EST on July 12.

Following the preliminary round, the first and second-placed teams in each of the four pools advance to the medal quarterfinals on July 14 to compete for first through eighth places; while the remaining teams will play out for ninth to 24th places. The semifinals will be played on July 15, and the finals will be contested on July 16.

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd...