Griffin, Sun lead WNBA with 12 wins [Basketball]

July 9, 2012

Kelsey Griffin

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin isn’t playing as much as she used to, but the Connecticut Sun are in first place.

That’s gotta count for something.

The Sun have the league’s best record at 12-4 and own a comfortable lead in the WNBA’s Eastern Conference.

Connecticut beat Minnesota 86-80 in its latest game, with Griffin coming off the bench to grab 3 rebounds in just 4 minutes. She didn’t take a shot.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, is stuck in a limited role with the Sun as a backup forward to All-Star and former No. 1 draft pick Tina Charles.

As a result, the Alaska pro is averaging just 5.3 minutes in 15 games this year.

It was a different story in Europe, where Griffin is a star.

Last year with Maccabi R. Hen of the Israeli League she averaged 16.4 points and 10.3 points, reminiscent to her All-American days at the University of Nebraska.