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Taylor Griffin - Oklahoma



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Oklahoma ● Senior ● Forward ● 6-7 ● 238 ● 4/18/86
9.6 ppg ● 5.8 rpg ● 1.3 apg (2008-09)

Highlights: Finished career ranked fifth in school history in games played (129) and 10th in blocked shots (98) ... Increased scoring average each season ... A three-time second-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree.

2008-09 (Senior): A second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Started every game for 30-6 squad that advanced to NCAA Tournament Elite Eight ... Ranked third on team with a 9.6 scoring average and second with a 5.8 rebounding average in 30.0 minutes per game ... Averaged a team-high-tying 1.3 steals per contest and ranked second on squad with 1.0 blocked shot per game ... Shot a career-best .536 from the field and a career-best .357 from 3-point range (5-for-14) ... Posted a .700 figure from the free throw line (.822 in Big 12 play) ... Averaged 12.3 points (shot .623 from field) and 6.1 rebounds in team's eight games against top-25 opponents ... Shot .500 or better from the field in 12 of final 14 outings and in 15 of last 18 ... Scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds in road win over Texas Tech (Feb. 28) ... Registered 19 points and eight boards in win over No. 10 Purdue in NIT Season Tip-Off championship game at Madison Square Garden (Nov. 28) ... Netted 18 points in home win over Baylor (Jan. 24) and in NCAA Tournament first-round victory over Morgan State (March 19) ... Scored 16 points in win over No. 21 Davidson (Nov. 18) ... Blocked a career-high-tying four shots twice.

2007-08 (Junior): A second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Played in all 35 games and made 20 starts (including 14 of the last 18 outings) ... Averaged 6.5 points (ranked sixth on team) and 4.9 rebounds (third) in 21.9 minutes per contest ... Ranked third on squad with 25 blocked shots ... Averaged 7.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per Big 12 game ... Averaged 10.8 points and 8.3 boards during a six-game stretch (Jan. 14 through Feb. 6) ... Shot .768 from the free throw line on the season (.815 after start of league play) ... Scored in double figures seven times on the year and grabbed at least 10 rebounds three times in Big 12 action ... Scored a career-high 20 points on 7-for-8 field goal shooting and grabbed a game-high six rebounds in home win over Oklahoma State (Jan. 28) ... Started in place of an injured Longar Longar against then-No. 12 Texas (Feb. 6) and responded with 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds ... Started in place of his brother (Blake) against Texas Tech (Jan. 19) and registered 16 points and 12 boards.

2006-07 (Sophomore): A second-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree ... Made 22 starts (18 of team's first 19 games and its last four) ... Averaged 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 23.4 minutes per game ... Ranked second on squad with 29 blocked shots (1.0 average) and recorded three rejections on four occasions ... Posted double-doubles against Memphis (a then career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds) and Chaminade (11 points and 10 boards) in Hawaii in November ...Registered then-career highs of 13 rebounds and seven assists versus UT Arlington (Dec. 16) ... Had 15 points, six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals at Texas (Jan. 13) ... Broke an 11-game conference streak of single-digit scoring with 12 points (also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots) against No. 3 Kansas (Feb. 26) ... Pulled down 10 rebounds at Texas Tech in Big 12 opener (Jan. 6).

2005-06 (Freshman): Averaged 3.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.5 minutes a game ... Played in 27 games of team's 29 games, all off the bench ... Posted a .518 field goal percentage and a .794 free throw mark ... Scored at least four points 12 times and reached double figures twice ... Registered at least four rebounds on 10 occasions ... Netted a season-high 12 points against Baylor (Feb. 11) when he was 6-for-6 from the free throw line ... Scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in win at Oklahoma State (Feb. 8) ... Pulled down a season-high nine rebounds (four offensive) in win at Tulsa (Nov. 30) ... Grabbed eight boards versus Belmont (Nov. 26), seven against Binghamton (Nov. 23) and six three times in conference play.

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