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All-State girls basketball: Cameerah Graves developed into one of the state's top defenders

Graves averaged 3.3 steals and 5.2 assists per game last season while leading Edmond Santa Fe to the Class 6A state semifinals.
by Jacob Unruh Published: July 31, 2013

TULSA — Cameerah Graves learned her lesson two years ago during pregame warm-ups.

Her routine included a 1-on-1 session with Edmond Santa Fe teammate and neighbor, Courtney Walker.

Walker, who went on to play at Texas A&M, was on offense and Graves was on defense. But then Walker made a move, infuriating Graves.

“She would do a move on me and make me look stupid and everybody was watching us,” Graves said. “She would put a move on me, but I was like, ‘Yeah, never again.' Now I know.”

But that routine helped Graves improve tremendously and develop into one of the state's top defenders and continue an impressive run of point guards at Edmond Santa Fe. She finished her impressive four-year career Wednesday night in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Game at the Mabee Center.

“It (was rewarding) because this year I was named defensive player of the (Metro Athletic Conference),” Graves said of guarding Walker. “I think her being there those years and me having to guard her out of everybody on the team; it helped me in the long run because my defense is pretty (good).”

Graves averaged 3.3 steals and 5.2 assists per game last season while leading the Wolves to the Class 6A state semifinals.

She has signed with Oklahoma Baptist University, where her defensive skills will prove invaluable for the rebuilding program.

“Cameerah is a special player, a special person and is going to be really good at OBU and do really well,” Edmond Santa Fe coach Paul Bass said.

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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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