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The son of former Maryland great Ernest Graham, Jonathan is a versatile forward who has a terrific feel around the rim but can also step out and be effective on the perimeter. Very long and skilled, Graham has the work ethic and personality to be a strong contributor for the Nittany Lions. He will begin his freshman season behind a veteran and deep Penn State frontline, but will use the opportunity to add strength in the weight room and push for playing time.
A two-time All-Metro selection, Graham averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game in his senior season leading Calvert Hall College High School to a 21-7 record and the Baltimore Catholic League tournament championship with a 46-44 upset of No. 1 seeded Mount St. Joseph in the title game. A four-year varsity player and three-year starter, Graham finished his Calvert Hall career as the program's second all-time leading scorer with 1,670 points. Rated as a three star recruit by Scout.com and the No. 40 power forward in the nation, Graham was named MVP of the Benedictine Tournament in Richmond and to the All-Tournament Team of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic as he established himself as one of the most dominant post players in the Baltimore area. The first-team All-BCL player logged 17 double-doubles in his senior year and led Calvert with 18 points in a semi-final win in the BCL tournament. He also logged a 16-point, 18-rebound, 10-block triple-double and a 33-point, 15-rebound double-double on the year. Graham averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds a game to earn All-Metro honors as a junior.
Graham is the son of former Maryland great Ernest Graham (1978-81) who ranks among the top 15 all-time in scoring (1,607) and assists (346) in Terrapin history...Ernest, who helped lead Maryland to an ACC title and NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" berth in 1980, still holds Maryland's single-game scoring record having posted 44 points vs. North Carolina State in 1978...He was a third round draft pick by Philadelphia 76ers in the 1981 NBA Draft and also played internationally...has an older brother, Ernest Graham Jr. (29).