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A.J. Graves playing pro basketball in Poland

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at 3:02 PM
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  • Good luck A.J.! We here at WRV are very proud of you!

    -- Posted by Mr. F on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 3:04 PM
  • Mr. Graves Goes to Poland, this could be a good book. I may have to rethink my winter travel plans.

    What a great thing to do A.J.; just checked out your photo on the web page.


    We'll be rooting for you.

    -- Posted by simmons on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 4:53 PM
  • Congratulations, A.J.! You just can't imagine the impact your decision to take a step of faith to pursue your dream might have on us "folks back home." As for the language barrier, don't you worry about it. Your smile and heart of gold will take you anywhere you want to go in this world. Best of everything to you!

    -- Posted by Lorhagatha on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 5:28 PM
  • Best wishes man!!!

    -- Posted by Chris Cornelius on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 9:05 PM
  • Good Luck!

    -- Posted by concerned_athlete on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 10:48 PM
  • Great to hear A.J. , so many people I have spoken to have asked about your pro ball prospects. Everybody knew you had incredible skills, but wondered about your desire to continue, knowing that you still posessed the talent to make it work. Tough decision, Im not sure how I would handle the same, but I think you have made the right one. Give it a chance and see what happens, it certainly beats a life time of wondering what if. The same qualities that made us locals admire you when you played for the Bulldogs will serve you well no matter the situation. The crew will be rooting for you regardless of the outcome, powodzenia brat.

    -- Posted by midnightrambler on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 3:33 AM
  • Good Luck A.J. Have a great time!!

    -- Posted by redbird08 on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 9:43 AM

    -- Posted by KOUNTRYLADY on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 9:49 AM
  • A.J., you are the best player I ever saw in either the Tri-River or SWIAC. I'm not as old as some people reading this article might be, but out of the players I have seen in my lifetime, you are the best. The top 2 games I ever saw a person have against my old high school, were both A.J. Graves during his senior year. I rate you ahead of Boyd, Graves, Graves, Miller, etc. etc....any day of the week.

    -- Posted by Stewie on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 2:34 PM
  • Even back in grade school you'd sign my yearbooks and then write "(That will be famous someday.)" under your signature. Good thing I held onto all my yearbooks, huh? :) You had a dream, worked VERY hard to be where you are today, and we're all very proud of you!!! You're a great person, friend, and athlete!

    Best of Luck AJ!!!

    -- Posted by MarshalGurl on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 5:19 PM
  • We are all so proud of you! You are one great basketball player and we wish you all the best.

    Have fun...you are living your dream right now, so make the most of it. You will have some wonderful stories for your kids and grandkids someday.

    Steve and Diana Cornelius

    -- Posted by dbeth on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 8:47 PM
  • I hope my plumbing and HVAC doesn't get more expensive because Rick and Melanie are going to make several trips to Poland....Just kidding, of course. Good luck, AJ.

    -- Posted by Gene Hall68 on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 10:19 AM
  • I remember when you were not very old at all (around 4 I would guess) and were shooting 3s in the gym. You weren't making many, but you were drawing iron. I have never forgotten that. Best of luck!

    -- Posted by Figaro on Wed, Oct 28, 2009, at 7:19 PM
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