ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A line from the movie Major League II, "Don't stand on the tracks when the train is coming through", may be the perfect way to describe junior Treveon Graham, aka "The Freight Train."
An hour after being named to the Atlantic 10 First Team, Graham earned USBWA All-District accolades for the second year in a row. The ten best players from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland were selected by a vote from the coaches. Graham was the only non-ACC player honored.
Graham has been a steady force on this year's VCU men's basketball team, leading the squad with 15.6 points per game and second on the team with 7.1 rebounds per night.
The Temple Hills, Md. native scored in double-figures in 28 of VCU's 31 games. He became the 34th member of VCU's 1,000-point club earlier this season and currently ranks 20th with 1,279 career points.
Graham finished the year as one of only two players in the Atlantic 10 to rank in the top-15 in scoring (15.3 ppg – 13th) and rebounding (7.6 – 7th) in league play.
He leads the way as the Rams head to Brooklyn, N.Y. this week to compete in the 2014 Atlantic 10 Tournament. VCU will play the winner of seventh-seeded Richmond and 10th-seeded Duquesne on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center. The game will be shown on NBC Sports Network.