Griffin a rising star in Australia [Basketball]

February 18, 2013

Kelsey Griffin

Kesley Griffin of Eagle River.

The 6-foot-2 player is having a remarkable rookie season ‘Down Under,’ leading her team in scoring and rebounding as well as to the top of the standings.

The Bendigo Spirit sits in first place at 21-3.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, ranks fourth in the WNBL in points [16.3] and rebounds [8.1]. She leads the league in steals [1.8] and is seventh in blocks [1.0].

She dropped a 19-point, 11-rebounds performance on the fourth-ranked team in a 66-57 victory. She has made a living at the free throw line, and this night was no different with a 6-for-9 effort.

The WNBA player with the Connecticut Sun played professionally last winter in Israel.