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Darrell Griffith
Darrell Griffith

Louisville, Ky.



1978-79 Sporting News, Citizens Athletic Foundation, Converse 1979-80 John Wooden Award, Sporting News Player of the Year, Basketball Weekly, Converse, USBWA, AP, UPI, Sport Magazine, Citizens Athletic Foundation, consensus first team.


No. 6 Louisville Topped by No. 4 Duke, 63-52

The Cardinals look to bounce back against Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan. 25.


Griffith Named to Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Darrell Griffith was a consensus All-American in 1980 and led UofL to the national title in 1980.


Russ Smith Named AP Preseason All-American

Russ Smith is first preseason Associated Press All-America member since Pervis Ellison in 1986.

  • Received the prestigious John Wooden Award from the Los Angeles Athletic Club as college basketball's Player of the Year in 1980.
  • He was also selected by The Sporting News for the same honor.
  • A consensus All-American in 1980, he led Louisville to a 33-3 record and the school's first NCAA national championship.
  • He left U of L as the school's career scoring leader (2,333 points).
  • He is the first player in U of L history to surpass the 2,000 point mark.
  • University of Louisville single season scoring leader with 825 points.
  • Only player at Louisville to score more than 700 points in one season.
  • In his four seasons with Louisville, he helped teams to a combined record of 101-25; two regular season Metro Conference titles; two Metro tournament championships; four straight NCAA tournament appearances; and the 1980 NCAA Championship.
  • His jersey number - 35 - was retired at ceremonies following the 1980 basketball season and his road uniform is on permanent display at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Darrell Griffith Career Statistics

Year G Min FGM-FGA Pct 3Pt-Att Pct FTM-FTA PctReb-Avg PF Ast To Blk St Pts-Avg
1976-7728652150-229.501---- 59-93.634109-3.971-350-1.775----359-12.8
1977-783099640-460.522----78-110.709 162-5.478-3105-3.51132048558-18.6
1979-80361246349-631.553 ----127-178.713 174-4.899-2138-3.81312986825-22.9
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