Former University of Pittsburgh standout Antonio Graves signed with Cibona Zagreb yesterday, making his fifth professional stop to sign with his third European club. After graduating Pitt in 2007, Graves got with the Pittsburgh Xplosion of the CBA before moving to The Continent to play Pro A ball in France with Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez in 2008. Graves then played with the Miami Heat’s NBA Summer League before signing with Galatasaray Café Crown for 2008-09, a season in which he averaged 15.4 per game in the Turkish League.
(Euroleague.net) – Cibona Zagreb added a high-scoring force to its backcourt Thursday with the signing of Antonio Graves. The guard arrives from Galatasaray Café Crown, for whom he averaged 15.4 points and 2.1 assists per game in the Turkish League last season. Graves (191, 24) was also good for 14.4 points and 3 assists per game in the EuroChallenge. This will be Graves’s third season in Europe after starting his career overseas in France with Pau-Orthez during the 2007-08 campaign. He was the French League’s runner-up in scoring when he averaged 20.4 points on 43.5% three-point shooting in 18 French League games that season. Graves also had a 40-point performance in a road win against Asvel Basket, a team he will meet this season in Euroleague Regular Season Group A with Cibona. Graves had a successful college basketball career at the University of Pittsburgh and was named to the Big East Conference All-Tournament Team after his senior season.