Griffin records fourth 20-point, 20-rebound game in Australia

July 13, 2021

Kelsey Griffin

It’s clear Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is still a force on the basketball court after another eye-popping 20/20 performance.

The 34-year-old forward produced her fourth career 20-point, 20-rebound game in her ninth pro season in Australia.

She poured in 27 points and 20 rebounds for the Launceston Tornadoes in an 87-86 overtime loss to Melbourne.

Griffin started at forward and never came off the court, playing all 45 minutes.

She converted 11-of-28 field goals, including 3-of-8 from the 3-point land. Five of her rebounds came on the offensive end.

Defensively, she grabbed 15 boards, made one steal and blocked one shot.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, is averaging 22.9 points and 13.5 rebounds in nine games.

This is her first season NBL1 after spending the previous eight seasons in the WNBL, the premier women’s league in Australia.

Griffin was a four-time WNBL champion, winning titles in 2013 and 2014 with the Bendigo Spirit and 2019 and 2020 with the Canberra Capitals.

The 6-foot-2 Alaskan was the 2019 WNBL MVP and a two-time First Team All-Star.

In 2010, the former NCAA All-American out of the University of Nebraska was drafted third overall in the WNBA. She played five seasons in the WNBA before moving to Europe and then Australia.