Fontana’s Graham earns GNAC honors

Former Fontana High School standout Ira Graham is finishing his collegiate career in fine fashion. Graham, a 6-foot guard at Division II Western Washington, has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Graham helped the Vikings to a 21-5 record and their first outright GNAC championship in the eight-year history of the conference.

Western Washington, which shared the GNAC title in 2002 and 2005, is the No. 2 seed and will host one of two sub-regional tournaments beginning Friday at Sam Carver Gymnasium. Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona will be playing in that event.

Graham finished third in the conference in scoring this winter averaging 18.7 points per game and also ranked 10th in steals, averaging 1.2 per game. He made 53.3 percent of his shots.

He has always had good games against the locals schools and is hoping he gets one last chance to square off against them.