The 5-foot-10, 160-pound junior won the 110-meter high hurdles and the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at the Class AAAA state meet this past season, leading the Diamond Hornets to a seventh-place finish as a team. Graves’ personal-best clocking of 13.81 in the 100 hurdles in April ranked as the nation’s No. 15 performance among prep competitors in 2019 at the time of his selection, while his personal-best 400 of 53.09 at states ranked No. 18.
Graves has maintained a 3.41 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
A National Society of Black Engineers junior member as well as a participant in his school’s Technology Student Association, Graves has volunteered locally repairing houses for the disadvantaged. He has also donated his time as a youth tutor and track coach.