Player: Graham Calton
High School: Charlotte Latin
Calton certainly deserves the spotlight from what he showed at the Phenom Grassroots TOC. He was absolutely unstoppable for much of the weekend, possibly putting on two of the most impressive shooting displays we have seen in quite some time. Game 1, Calton finished with 10 3-pointers and with 32 points to help his team to a win and then backed it up on Day 2 with another 10 3-pointers and 36 points to give his team another victory in the books. On Day 3, Calton racked up another five 3-pointers on his way to 23 points.
In three games, the unsigned senior averaged 30.3 points per game, helping his team secure the victories and showing his range, finishing with 25 3-pointers in those games. There aren’t too many players out there that go through a season hitting 25 threes, much less through a weekend. Calton brings production to the table and has done so for quite some time now, being a key piece at Charlotte Latin, showcasing a tremendous IQ on the court, and his ability to operate on multiple levels, whether it is outside or using his body to body up smaller defenders inside.
Let’s just say, if a college coach is looking for a shooter, Calton could be your guy as a late unsigned senior.
What has been said:
“Calton continues to show that he can produce on multiple levels for his team. The strong, sturdy prospect can battle down low and always seems to get his hands on the ball. Usually defended by bigger opponents, Calton also shows a smooth perimeter feel to his game.”
“Graham Calton had a game high and “quiet” 25 points. He was a model of consistency and efficiency from start to finish. Calton knocked down four 3-pointers for the game, but went a perfect 5-5 from the free throw line down the stretch. What’s even more impressive is the fact that Calton allows the game to come to him, nothing is forced or manufactured. More importantly, Calton has a high basketball IQ, is fundamentally sound, and just makes winning plays.”