Louis Graham was born in Riviera, Beach Florida. After a successful high school career at Palm Beach Lakes High School for his first four years Graham transferred to Winchedon Prep School in Boston, Massachusetts where he played for well-respected high school coach, Michael P. Burns, while leading his team to the NAPSAC Championship over Brewster Academy. Before accepting an offer to play at Division-I, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro Georgia. As a freshmen Graham lead the nation in shot blocks and made the all freshmen team and broke a single season record with 50 block shots in one year. Louis Graham also competed against Stephen Curry all three years and was named the Georgia Men’s College Player of The Year. The only player in Georgia Southern history to receive such an award.
From there, Graham was drafted by the NBADL team Reno Bighorns in the NBADL draft. Graham played one season with the Reno Bighorns and was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers NBADL team. After playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Graham Signed his professional contract with Maccabi Rishon basketball club in Rishon LeZion, Israel. After his time at Maccabi Rishon, Graham played around the world including Poland, Bangkok, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Austria and Portugal. During his time abroad, he provided leadership and direction for his teams to consistently win at a high level. After retiring from playing professional basketball, Graham then served as the Associate Head Varsity Coach at Summit Christian High School in West Palm Beach, Florida under Coach Jr. Gamble. And is a huge advocate of player development and individual skill instruction. For the last seven years, he and Dr. Ola Starling has worked to build TLAP Sports Academy to the level of competing on a national platform.
In September of 2013, Dr. Ola Starling his mother along with Graham, TLAP Sports Academy President of Operations, founded TLAP Sports Academy and started laying the groundwork for their program's inaugural season for the 2013-14 academic year. In August 2013, TLAP Sports Academy welcomed 15 student-athletes to comprise both the national high school and the post graduate teams. For the 2014-15 season, Graham served as the Director of Basketball Operations and Head Coach of TLAP Sports Academy national post grad school team.
Upon TLAP Sports Academy relocation to Port St. Lucie, Florida for the 2017-2018 academic year, Graham' has continued to serve in the positions of Director of Operations, and Head Coach of TLAP Sports Academy national post grad school team. In TLAP X ESports Second season in Port St. Lucie, Graham was able to steer the Blackhawks to a 37-17 season record and an appearance in the semi-finals of the 'Grind Session Post Grad World Championship'. Even more impressive, all 12 student athletes in the class of 2019 signed National Letters of Intent with Division-1,2 & 3 programs.
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