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Kelsey Griffin #5 Forward
2013 Regular Season PPG 8.7 RPG 5.0 APG 0.9 EFF +10.82
Bio Born: Jul 02, 1987 Height: 6-2 / 1,88 Weight: 179 lbs. / 81,2 kg. College: Nebraska Years Pro: 3
BackgroundCareer: High energy player with a range of skills…Good rebounder who often out-hustles the opposition to loose balls…Solid shooter with deceptive three-point range…Physical player drew numerous charges during the season.
2011 WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 games with two starts…Finished fourth on the team with 104 total rebounds…Had a career-high 14 points against Minnesota (8/16)…Had single-season career-highs of 25 assists and 45 offensive rebounds…Tied a career-high with 11 rebounds in 12 minutes at Atlanta (8/19)…Had nine games with at least five rebounds…Ranked No. 1 in the WNBA in steals per turnover (1.9), eighth in offensive rebounds per 40 minutes (4.1) and 18th in rebounds per 40 minutes (9.5).
In The Playoffs: Played 16 minutes off the bench in the Atlanta series…Had three points and a blocked shot during Game 1 (9/16).
2010 WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 games with 19 starts…Voted to the WNBA All-Rookie team after finishing second among rookies and second on the Sun in rebounds (160)…Had a career-high 11 rebounds twice…Had 10 or more rebounds three times…Scored a career-high 11 points against Washington (5/23)…Made 13 threes…Ranked second among rookies and third on the team with 17 blocks…Led or shared the lead in rebounding four times.
Other Professional Experience: Appeared in 20 Hungarian League and 12 EuroLeague games for Pecs 2010 during the 2010-11 offseason…Averaged 14.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in Hungarian League play and 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds in EuroLeague action.
College: Big 12 Player of the Year as a senior…A finalist for the Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy and Wooden Award in 2009-10…Recognized as the most outstanding student-athlete with the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award…Led the Cornhuskers in scoring (20.1 points per game) and rebounds (10.4 per game) in her senior season…Led the Big 12 with 18 double-doubles as a senior…Led Nebraska to the first perfect season in Big 12 history in 2009-10…Three-time First Team All Big 12…Named to the 2009-10 Big 12 All-Defensive Team after collecting 60 steals, 26 blocks and 29 charges drawn…Second all-time on the Nebraska career double-doubles list (38)…Third in career scoring (2,000 points) and rebounding (993)…Seventh at Nebraska in career scoring average (16 ppg.)…Seventh in career blocks (90)…Named Big 12 Player of the Week six times as a senior…Posted 101 career double-figure scoring games…Holds the Nebraska record for career starts (124)…Big 12 Freshman of the Year…Big 12 All-Rookie Team…Redshirted in 2008-09 season because of a foot injury that required surgery…Played the entire 2007-08 season wearing a protective vest after cracking a rib in Nebraska’s final exhibition game.