Griffin records third consecutive double-double Down Under
New team, same Kelsey Griffin.
It doesn’t matter which uniform the playmaker wears in the WNBL, she continues to perform like an MVP.
After the Eagle River native spent her first six seasons in the WNBL with the Bendigo Spirit, the 6-foot-2 all-star is playing some of the best basketball of her career in her first season with the UC Capitals.
Griffin has bagged a double-double in each of the last three games after scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in an 84-79 victory over Sydney in Canberra.
UC Capitals improved to 4-1 this season – a half-game out of first but a half-game ahead of Bendigo.
The veteran forward has been remarkably consistent over the years in Australia, yet even she has raised the bar with her new team.
Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, ranks third in the WNBL with 10.6 rebounds per game and fourth at 17.2 ppg.
Compared to previous years, this is her best season for rebounding, 3-point shooting percentage (.350) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2-to-1), and her second best for scoring and assists per game (2.6).
Griffin comes into the season after leading the Australian Opals national team to the gold medal Commonwealth Games after bagging 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in a player-of-the-game performance.
The former NCAA All-American out of the University of Nebraska was the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup MVP with the Opals.
Before that she led Bendigo to a pair of WNBL titles in 2014 and 2013 as a two-time Grand Final MVP.