Griffin Named SLIAC Basketball Player of the Week; Earns Additional Honors

| January 27, 2015
Men's Basketball

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Webster University senior Aaron Griffin, a 6’7 center forward, was named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. He receives this honor for the week of Jan. 19-25,  for his key performance as the Gorloks won a pair of SLIAC contests.

Griffin led the team in scoring and rebounding last week, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds. In a 56-46 win at Blackburn College, Griffin finished with 17 points, going 7-of-9 from the field, and grabbing nine rebounds.  He followed that performance with a fifth ‘double-double’ in his last seven games in a 75-48 win over Westminster College. Against the Blue Jays, Griffin had game-highs with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

For the week, Griffin shot 63% (12-19) from the field and 75% (12-14) from the free-throw line. Griffin helped pick up the scoring pace for the Gorloks, playing both games minus the team’s injured leading scorer, Ahmad Smith. Griffin is averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds per game over that seven-game stretch, and 11.9 points and 7.6 rebounds for the season.

This was Griffin’s second selection as Player of the Week; he received his previous nod during the 2013-13 season. Webster is 7-3 in the SLIAC and 11-6 overall on the season.

Griffin was also named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for Jan. 19-25. He was joined by players from New York University, DeSales, Worcester Polytechnic, and St. Joseph’s.

Additionally, Griffin received a third honor by being named the earlaustinjr.com Area College Player of the Week for his performance this past week. Earlaustinjr.com is a website devoted to basketball in the St. Louis region. The Area College Player of the Week distinction encompasses play for all college teams, men and women, in the St. Louis region.

Overall Griffin led Webster in scoring and rebounding last week, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds in a pair of wins over Blackburn College and Westminster College. For the week, Griffin shot 63% (12-19) from the field and 75% (12-14) from the free-throw line.

He has had five ‘double-doubles’ (games with 10 or more points and rebounds) in the Gorloks’ last seven games. Griffin is averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds per game over that seven-game stretch, and 11.9 points and 7.6 rebounds for the season. Webster is 7-3 in the SLIAC and 11-6 overall.

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