The second best player ever to come from Louisville, Darrell Griffith led Coach Denny Crum’s Cardinals to their first National Title and was the National Player of the Year in 1980. Griffith had incredible leaping ability and used this to finish plays with style. He also was a potent jump shooter though he never became the superstar many thought he would be out of college. Griffith still had a very solid NBA career but was overshadowed by his great career at Louisville.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
1st Round, 2nd Overall in 1980
Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA Rookie of the Year (1980-81)
Most Three Point Field Goals (2) (1983-84 & 1984-85)
Highest Three Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (1983-84)
Championship Rings: None
Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (1982-83)
Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (4) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 & 1986-87)
Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (3) (1982-83, 1983-84 & 1984-85)
Notable All Time Rankings: