Griffin nets 19 in Australia, surpasses 4K points in pro career

November 24, 2019
Kelsey Griffin basketball

Kelsey Griffin

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin reached a major milestone in spectacular fashion.

The veteran 6-foot-2 forward scored 19 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished three assists to lead the UC Capitals to an 84-66 win over the Perth Lynx in Australia.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, has now amassed 4,017 career points since turning pro in 2010.

The former Nebraska All-American has played in Australia (2,543), Hungary (378), Israel (295) and the WNBA (801).

She is believed to be the highest scoring women’s pro player from Alaska.

Griffin’s 801 points in the WNBA is the most by an Alaskan, edging Palmer’s Jessica Moore (644).

Griffin is also the only Alaskan to score 2,000 career points at the NCAA D1 level.