And back in Raleigh, his former teachers and other administrators at Broughton High School and Daniels Middle School are making sure Graham knows a lot of people are cheering him on.
In a YouTube video, various teachers and staffers gave words of encouragement and fondly recalled watching Graham grow from a "silly freshman" in math class to a "great kid."
Other messages lauded Graham not only for his basketball excellence but for the pursuit of his bachelor's degree.
Others recalled Graham as a leader, even at Broughton. He's certainly been a leader at Kansas, averaging 17.2 points per game and 7.2 assists during this memorable senior season.
And one teacher even said, "You've actually got me watching basketball, which is a miracle. We're having so much fun here cheering for you!"
Graham is aware of the video, as he retweeted it on Twitter.