A Look at a Jazz Legend, Darrell Griffith
#35 DARRELL GRIFFITH
- Number retired December 4, 1993
Nicknamed the “Golden Griff” by Jazz broadcaster “Hot” Rod Hundley ... Fourth-leading scorer in franchise history with 12,391 points... Averaged 16.2 ppg during his 11-year career ... Burst into the NBA in 1980-81 and earned Rookie of the Year honors after averaging a Jazz rookie-record 20.6 ppg ... Selected by Utah in the first round of the 1980 NBA Draft (second pick overall), after leading the University of Louisville to the NCAA Championship and being named 1980 College Player of the Year ... Scored a career-best 22.6 ppg during the 1984-85 season and led the league in three-point field goal percentage at .358 (92-257) ... Connected on 530-for-1,596 (.332) three-pointers during his career and stands third on the franchise’s all-time list for three-point field goals made ... Also ranks third in field goals attempted (11,305), third in field goals made (5,237), fourth in games played (765), minutes played (21,403), and steals (931), sixth in free throw attempts (1,961), and seventh in free throws made (1,387), rebounds (2,519) and assists (1,627) on Jazz’s all-time ledger.