Sophomore Patricio Garino helps you 'Get to Know' GW men's basketball's freshman sharpshooter Nick Griffin on the new Tex Silverman Court in the Charles E. Smith Center.
AS A FRESHMAN AT GW IN 2013-14
Averaged 1.8 points on 48 percent shooting from field (21-43) and behind the arc (14-29) in 4.8 minutes over 31 games ... First collegiate start at Richmond (2/18/14), made 1-of-2 threes in 12 minutes of action ... Averaged 3.7 points in 9.0 minutes, 8-of-15 field goals including 6-of-11 three-pointers in six-game stretch from Feb. 1-22 ... Hit back-to-back three-pointers during stretch of four unanswered triples in first half of victory over Duquesne (2/5/14) ... Made all four 3-point attempts en route to 14 points in 21 minutes off bench in rout of Delaware State (11/19/13).
A 6-foot-2 shooting guard, Griffin led Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., to a 24-3 overall record and a third straight Maryland 4A state final four appearance as a senior in 2013. He averaged a team-best 17.8 points and made 85 three pointers, the fifth-highest total in the Metro D.C. area, to earn Third Team All-Met honors from The Washington Post and a McDonald's All-America nomination.
Griffin, who signed an early NLI with GW in November 2012, was also an honorable mention All-Met selection as a junior at Magruder in 2012. He averaged 17 points and made 91 triples at a rate of 46 percent to help the Colonels to a 26-1 mark and a Maryland 4A state championship. He made 10 of his 91 three-pointers en route to a 40-point performance in a victory over Wootton in February 2012.
Griffin was rated the 76th-best shooting-guard prospect in the nation and third in the state of Maryland by ESPN.