|Born||September 16, 1975|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
|High school|| University City |
|WNBA draft||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Monarchs|
|2010–2011||CC of Philadelphia|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Graves left Howard as its fifth all-time leading scorer and fourth all-time leading rebounder.
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