GRAHAM NAMED ATLANTIC 10 CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The VCU men's basketball team enters this week sporting a 13-game win streak, which is tied for the second-longest active streak in the country and is the third longest in the program's 44 year history.
During the streak, the Rams have hoped aboard "The Freight Train" and let him carry them to victory. Sophomore Treveon Graham, aka the Freight Train, did just that this past week with two 20-plus point outings in VCU's two wins. His outstanding efforts earned him Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Player of the Week honors, shared with Butler's Roosevelt Jones.
"My teammates are doing a good job of getting me good looks and I've been able to knock down some shots," Graham said. "I just want to do whatever I need to do to help the team win, whether that's getting a rebound or scoring baskets, whatever it takes to win, that's what I want to focus on."
The Bowie, Md. native averaged 22.5 points and 5.5 rebounds for the week, while shooting 54.8 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from beyond the arc. He has now scored in double-figures in 12 straight games and 17 of 19 overall.
Graham started the week with 25-point, seven rebound performance in a thrilling 92-86 overtime victory over Saint Joseph's. He sent the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center into a frenzy when he connected on a four-point play in the first minute of overtime to ultimately put the Hawks away.
His stellar play continued on Saturday when he drilled a career-high five three-pointers en route to 20 points and four rebounds in just 21 minutes of action. He scored 16 of those points in the game's first 12 minutes to help VCU run out to a comfortable 44-18 halftime lead.
Graham and the Rams head across town to take on intracity rival, Richmond, on Thursday night at the Robins Center. Tip time on CBS Sports Network is set for 7 p.m.