NBA DRAFT 2001
Eddie J. Griffin
Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia
May 30, 1982
Selected in the first round (seventh pick overall) by the New Jersey Nets. Draft rights traded to Houston.
Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press.
Voted Freshman of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association and The Sporting News.
Became the first player in school history to be named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year.
Also named to the All-Big East Second Team, NABC All-District 3 Team and the All-Metropolitan First Team.
AT SETON HALL
As a freshman, finished second in the nation in blocked shots (4.43 bpg) to Hampton's Tarvis Williams (4.59 bpg).
Placed fifth in the nation in rebounding (10.8 rpg).
His 133 blocks set a single-season school record.
Posted 21 double-doubles.
Recorded the first triple-double in school history, totaling 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Norfolk State.
Became the first freshman in school history to record double-doubles in his first three games.
Established a single-game freshman school record with 21 rebounds against St. Peter's.
Earned Big East Rookie of the Week honors for the first four weeks of the season, a Big East record.
Had 20 points and 12 rebounds against West Virginia.
Had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks in a win over Syracuse.
Posted 26 points and 17 rebounds against Wagner.
As a senior at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, named Parade's National Player of the Year.
Also chosen as the nation's top player by Eastern Basketball and Hoop Scoop.
Voted to McDonald's All-America Team, and scored 19 points for the East squad in the game, including hitting both of his three-point attempts.
Named to All-USA Team by USA Today.
Was a finalist for the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award.
Averaged 26 points, 12 rebounds and 6.1 blocks as a senior.
Set school records with 961 rebounds and 493 blocks.
Although Roman Catholic lost a showdown with USA Today national champion Dominguez of Compton, Calif., he posted 33 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the game.
|Three-point field goals: 2000-01. 41-for-128 (.320).