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Former Boston College, St. Louis basketball player headed to NC Central

A screenshot of Ty Graves’ announcement on his Twitter account that he’s transferring to N.C. Central.
A screenshot of Ty Graves’ announcement on his Twitter account that he’s transferring to N.C. Central.

Ty Graves, a former Greensboro Page and High Point Christian basketball player who started his career at Boston College before transferring to St. Louis, is transferring again to N.C. Central, he posted on Twitter Thursday morning.

“I’m excited and honored to be continuing my basketball career at North Carolina Central University. I would like to Thank Coach Levelle Moton for the opportunity. GO EAGLES!!”

Graves, a point guard, averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 assists in 11 games for Boston College in one semester as a freshman in 2016-17. He transferred to St. Louis for the start of the second semester of that school year. Graves (6-0, 170 pounds) was eligible to play this semester after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, but never saw any action with the Billikens. Graves has three years of eligibility remaining and is expected to be on the Eagles’ roster next season.

In January, Graves and three other players were suspended by St. Louis University as part of a Title IX investigation involving a September 2017 sexual assault that occurred at an off-campus apartment. It was initially reported that three women, two of whom were students at SLU, had alleged an assault by four basketball players. Graves was not charged criminally.

Earlier this month, Graves said in a statement: “Given recent media coverage, I am compelled to make a public statement to set the record straight. I voluntarily withdrew from Saint Louis University and my transcript reflects that I was a student in good standing. SLU, although a great university, simply was not the place for me. There, I have decided to pursue my college education elsewhere.”

In 2016, Graves was a three-star recruit and the No. 10 player in North Carolina, according to 247Sports. He started three games for Boston College as a freshman before announcing he was transferring in December 2016.

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