Judson BKB's Cameron Griffin Signs with Denver!
by Judson Basketball :: Apr 21, 2011
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Judson’s Cameron Griffin Signs Basketball Scholarship to Univ. of Denver
Cameron Griffin, a 6’3” senior basketball player at Judson High School signed a full scholarship agreement with the University of Denver at 2:00 pm today. The Pioneers are one of the up and coming NCAA Division I basketball programs in the country. They are a currently a member of the Sun Belt Conference and are led by Head Coach Joe Scott. The Pioneers will be moving in 2012 into the Western Athletic Conference along with Texas State and UT-San Antonio.
Cameron, the son of Wayman and Michelle Griffin of San Antonio, said, “I am really excited to start my college career at the University of Denver with Coach Scott. He has built a solid program where I feel I will be able to reach my potential as a student, person and basketball player.”
This season Cameron led the team in scoring at 16 points per game and rebounding with 7.6 per game, scored in double figures in 30 games and had ten double-doubles. Cameron also had an overall field goal percentage of 56.9%. Cameron had a three point field goal percentage of 36.6% for the past two seasons. Cameron also knocked down FT% this season at 70.6%, while dishing out assists at a clip of 2.1 per game.
Cameron has been a two year starter for the Rockets and this season carried the Red & Gray to the 25-5A District Co-Championship with a district record of 8-2. After an 0-5 start until the football players arrived, Cameron led the Rockets to a 24-11 overall record. The Rockets captured the South Padre Island Sweet Sixteen Tournament while handing eventual class 5A State Champion Flower Mound Marcus their only loss of the season. Cameron is considered one of the top prospects in the state, earning post season honors as a TABC All-Region Selection, while also making First Team All-District 25-5A. As a junior he was a starter in helping the Rockets to a 33-7 record and an Elite Eight finish in the state playoffs as the Rockets finished ranked 9th in final TABC statewide poll, and he made All-District 27-5A Second Team.
“Cameron is a tremendous player, and could make a significant impact as a freshmen next season. He is a great slasher and can score from anywhere,” said Judson Head Basketball Coach Mike Wacker. “He plays smart, and is always active on both ends of the floor. Not only is he a great person, with his priorities in order, but I feel Cameron’s best basketball is ahead of him. I believe Denver is fortunate to sign Cameron as he is a terrific fit for Coach Scott’s program.”
His father, Wayman Griffin said, “I am extremely happy for Cameron. He has worked very hard and we are very proud parents on this exciting day. We are really happy for him to attend the University of Denver.”
Cameron will be following in the footsteps of Class of 1999 Judson graduate, B.J. Pratt, a 6’2” guard who starred for the Pioneers from 1999-2003, finishing as the 3rd leading scorer in school history with 1705 points and a career average of 14.7 ppg. B.J. graduated with his degree in 2003, while earning Academic All-Sun-Belt Conference honors and was named the 2002-2003 Sun Belt Conference Male Athlete of the Year.