Photos from the Illinois-Nebraska Men's Basketball game on March 2, 2013 at Assembly Hall.
2011-12 JUNIOR: Played in 30 games and started 20 times, averaging 16.5 minutes ... Sixth on team in scoring at 4.9 ppg and third on the team in rebounding at 3.3 rpg ... Scored 10 points in season opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11) ... Recorded his first career double-double vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14), pulling down a career-high 14 rebounds and scoring 10 points ... Played a career-high 36 minutes and scored eight points vs. Richmond (Nov. 22) in Cancun ... Had 10 points vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Posted seven points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks at Maryland (Nov. 29) ... Equaled career high with three steals vs. Gonzaga (Dec. 3) ... Turned in personal-best game with a career-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including a career-best three 3-pointers, at Michigan (Feb. 12) ... Equaled career highs with three assists and two blocks vs. Iowa (March 8) in the Big Ten Tournament.
2010-11 SOPHOMORE: Played in 26 games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds ... Tallied six points and three boards vs. Toledo (Nov. 10) ... Scored a season-high nine points vs. Maryland (Nov. 19), hitting a career-best three 3-pointers ... Grabbed four rebounds vs. Missouri (Dec. 22) ... Recorded seven points at Wisconsin (Jan. 15), including a career-best 4-of-4 shooting from the free throw line.
2009-10 FRESHMAN: Played in 32 games, starting four times, and averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds ... Shot 52.5 percent from the field (42-of-80) ... Scored season-high 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, and 2-of-4 from 3-point range in Big Ten Tournament semifinal vs. Ohio State (March 13) ... Had 11 points vs. Dayton (March 24) ... Earned first career start at Penn State (Jan. 27) ... Scored 12 points at Michigan State (Jan. 16) ... Just missed a double-double vs. Presbyterian (Nov. 21), registering nine points and season-high nine rebounds ... Following the season, traveled to Germany and Belgium on a foreign tour trip with Global Sports Academy.
Lafayette's all-time leading scorer and rebounder ... Averaged 20.1 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior ... Class 5 All-State selection by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) ... First-team All-State by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association ... First-team All-Metro by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Traveled to France, Africa and across the United States as a member of the U.S. Adidas Nations Team, coached by Paul Silas ... Averaged 17.8 points and 8.7 rebounds as a junior, earning MBCA All-State honors and second-team All-State accolades by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association... Third-team All-Metro by the Post-Dispatch ... Two-time Suburban West Conference Player of the Year ... High school coaches at Lafayette were Scott Allen (senior year) and Dave Porter (freshman-junior years) ... Played for the St. Louis Gateway AAU program, coached by Scott Schroepfer.
Born Sept. 29, 1990 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Parents are Chris and Deanna Griffey ... Has two younger sisters, Brenna and Taryn, and a younger brother, Trey ... Uncle, Rich Stephens, played in the NFL for five years, as an offensive lineman with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders ... Attended the same high school as former Illinois center Robert Archibald ... Favorite athlete is soccer star Wayne Rooney ... Lists his father as the person who has most influenced his career because "He was always willing to take me to the gym and work with me on my game."