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Marcus Griffin


Full Name:
Marcus Allen Griffin
Position:
Forward
College:
Illinois
Height:
6-9
Weight:
235
High School:
Manual HS, Peoria, Ill.
Birthdate:
September 3, 1978
Birthplace:
Peoria, Ill.

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
  Named Third-Team All-Big Ten Conference by conference coaches and was an Honorable Mention selection by media.
  Helped Illini to Elite Eight status as a senior.
  Ranks second on the Illinois career blocked shots list with 85.
  Earned Consolation Bracket All-Tournament honors at the 2001 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament after averaging 10 points and 8.3 rebounds.


AT ILLINOIS
  As a senior, was Illinois' second-leading scorer (11.3 ppg) and rebounder (6.0 rpg).
  Earned Maui Invitational All-Tournament honors after averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in three games.
  Scored the winning basket with 0.8 seconds remaining in victory over Wisconsin.
  Posted double-doubles in wins over Kansas State, Seton Hall and Missouri.
  In conference games, ranked eighth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (54.4%) and sixth in blocked shots (1.38 bpg).
  Scored 24 points with career-high 13 rebounds in win over Seton Hall.
  Scored career-high 27 points in win over Minnesota.
  Scored 21 points with six rebounds and five blocks in victory over Illinois-Chicago.
  Blocked a career-high six shots in win over Northwestern.

  As a junior, played in 27 of 32 games, starting 14.
  Missed five games due to arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
  Averaged 20.4 minutes and was third on the team in scoring (10.7 ppg).
  Led Illinois in rebounding (5.0 rpg).
  Scored in double figures in 15 games, leading the team in scoring three times.
  Scored then-career-high 24 points in win over Loyola Chicago, adding nine rebounds and three steals.
  Led the team in blocked shots with 41 and was fourth in the Big Ten at 1.56 bpg.
  Named Big Ten Player of the Week.


AT LINCOLN COLLEGE (ILLINOIS)
  As a sophomore at Lincoln College in Illinois, was the 1999 National Junior College Division II Player of the Year.
  Named Dick Vitale's preseason Junior College Player of the Year.
  Averaged 20.3 points and 9.3 rebounds, shooting 64.3% from the field.
  Named all-conference. Was named Region 24, Division II all-region, all-region tournament and regional Player of the Year.
  Was a NJCAA Division II All-America player.

  As a freshman, averaged 22.5 points and 14.6 rebounds at Lincoln.
  Named all-conference.
  Was named Region 24 Division II all-region, all-region tournament and regional Player of the Year.
  Was a NJCAA Division II All-America player.


STATISTICS
SEASON - LINCOLN COLLEGE G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1997-98 31 295 453 .651 106 170 .624 452 113 697 22.5
1998-99 32 259 403 .643 133 215 .619 296 60 651 20.3
TOTALS 63 554 856 .647 239 385 .621 748 173 1348 21.4
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 1-for-2 (.500); 1998-99, 0-for-1 (.000) Totals: 1-for-3 (.333).
SEASON - ILLINOIS G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1999-00 27 110 201 .547 70 107 .654 135 20 290 10.7
2000-01 34 154 289 .533 77 130 .592 203 34 385 11.3
TOTALS 61 264 490 .539 147 237 .620 338 54 675 11.1
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 0-for-0 (.000); 2000-01, 0-for-1 (.000) Totals: 0-for-1 (.000).


 
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