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Blake Griffin biography

Date of birth : 1989-03-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-25
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Clippers, NBA Draft

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Blake Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2009-10 (Clippers):

The first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft...averaged 13.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 28.0 minutes in seven preseason games played...did not appear in any Clippers regular season games... suffered a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella during the Clippers’ last preseason game vs. the New Orleans Hornets on 10/23/09...underwent successful surgery on his left knee 1/20/10 at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Center in Los Angeles...the twopart procedure, specifically termed a left patellar fragment excision and a patellar tendon repair was a success and was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache who was assisted by Clippers Team Physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama... was medically cleared to return to full contact practice in the month prior to 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada… Griffin practiced with the team but did not play in any games…since he did not play a game during the 2009-10 regular season, Griffin will officially be a rookie during the 2010-11 campaign…

COLLEGE :

Averaged 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.01 blocks over his two-year collegiate career…the consensus National Player of the Year following his Sophomore season…2008-09 postseason awards included the Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA) and Rupp Trophy as well as player of the year nods from the Associated Press, CBS/Chevrolet, the NABC, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Basketball Times, ESPN.com, CBSsports.com, FoxSports.com and Athlon Sports…also earned Big 12 Player of the Year honors, Sportsperson of the Year honors, First-Team All-Big 12 and a recordtying six Big 12 Player of the Week awards…as a freshman, voted First-Team All-Big 12 and Big 12 All-Rookie…finished his career with twoyear NCAA Tournament averages of 22.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists over six games…his .778 career NCAA Tournament field goal percentage (56-for-72) is a school record…had 90 dunks during his sophomore season, good for an average of 2.6 per game…threw down 142 dunks in 68 career games…2008-09 (Sophomore): Averaged 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.1 steals and 33.3 minutes in 35 games played, while shooting .654 from the field…ranked No. 1 nationally in rebounding and double-doubles (30), second in field goal percentage and 11th in scoring… point, rebound and field goal marks led the Big 12…set Oklahoma and Big 12 single-season records for rebounds (504), rebounding average, field goal percentage and double-doubles… established Oklahoma single-season marks for free throw attempts (324) and free throw attempts per game (9.3)…rebound total was the highest in a season by an NCAA Division I player since Indiana State’s Larry Bird in 1978-79 (505) and rebounding average was the highest since Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan in 1996-97 (14.7)…scored at least 20 points in 24 of his 35 games and reached the 30-point mark on six occasions (three times in the last six games)…became first Sooner to grab at least 18 rebounds in four straight games by achieving the feat at the start of the season… recorded at least 20 points and 15 rebounds a Big 12-record 15 times, smashing the previous mark of seven…the first player in Big 12 history to have a 20-20 game three times in a season as well as in back-to-back games…recorded 15 games of at least 20 points and 15 rebounds during his sophomore campaign, more than any player nationally since at least the 1996-97 season…Tim Duncan (Wake Forest in 1996-97) and Paul Millsap (Louisiana Tech in 2005-06) registered nine 20/15 games, the second most since the start of the 1996-97 season…the former Big 12 record was seven in a season (Kevin Durant in 2006-07 and Michael Beasley in 2007-08)…notched the only performance of at least 40 points and 20 rebounds in Big 12 history when he finished with a career-high 40 points and a career-high 23 rebounds against Texas Tech (had doubledoubles in both halves)…40 points against the Red Raiders were the most by a Sooner in 15 seasons, while his 23 rebounds were the most in 20 years…averaged 28.5 points and 15.0 rebounds, while shooting .780 over four NCAA Tournament games…recorded 33 points and 17 rebounds vs. Michigan for the NCAA Tournament’s first 30/15 game since 2003…finished with six 30-point games on the season…led the team with 13 charges taken…

PERSONAL:

Full name is Blake Austin Griffin...born in Oklahoma City, OK...parents are Gail and Tommy Griffin...named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports after averaging 19.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 34.4 minutes in five games played for the Clippers’ entry in the Las Vegas based event…turned in his most impressive game of the summer league in his first contest (7/13/09) , tallying 27 points (11-15 FG) and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes played vs. the Lakers…younger brother of Taylor Griffin, a teammate in high school and at Oklahoma... Taylor was drafted 48th overall in 2009 by Phoenix...one of the highest rated and most decorated recruits ever at Oklahoma...the sixth McDonald’s All-America signee in OU history...won the Powerade Jam Fest dunk contest during McDonald’s All-America week.


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