B.L. "Country" Graham

College Basketball Career

Ole Miss (1936-1938)

• Mississippi’s first basketball All-American (’38)

• All-SEC (’38)

• One of seven top college basketball players of the 1930s, Sports Illustrated (’78)

• Established 36 SEC scoring records

• Average 16.6 points per game (17.0 in SEC play), approximately 40% of team’s scoring

• Led SEC in scoring average three straight seasons (’36, ‘37, ’38)

• Life member, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame


Coaching Career

Jones County Junior College

• Three state junior college basketball championships (’41, ‘43, ’46)

• State junior college football championship (’47)

• Head basketball coach and assistant football coach (’49-’62)


Did You Know?

Country Graham pioneered the one-handed hook shot, which was known as ‘Country’s Fade-Away”.

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