Griffin surpasses 800 career points in WNBA

August 17, 2014

kelsey_griffin_basketball_action4Alaska’s greatest women’s basketball player cleared another hurdle in her remarkable career as Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River surpassed the 800-point plateau in the WNBA.

The 6-foot-2 forward is in her fifth season with the Connecticut Sun. She has now pumped in 801 points in 164 career games. That’s an average of 4.9 per game.

Griffin is averaging 4.4 points and a career-best 5.1 rebounds in 31 games this year.

She is also the state’s all-time leader in points among Alaskans at the NCAA D1 level, netting 2,033 during an All-American career at the University of Nebraska.

Griffin can do more than score – her pro team in Australia has won back-to-back league championships. She’s headed back there after the WNBA season ends shortly.