Tiaria Griffin
3 Tiaria Griffin
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Monticello, Miss.

High School:
Hattiesburg

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
HS

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2012-13 Season
◊ Started 17 of 35 games as a freshman, including the last 10 contests.
◊ Along with Shacobia Barbee, made the Lady Bulldogs the only team to reach the "Sweet 16" round of the NCAA Tournament with two freshman starters.
◊ Posted 10 double-digit scoring outputs, highlighted by a 20-point explosion at Alabama.
◊ A double-digit scorer in five SEC games, including 10 points in the first half alone at Ole Miss.
◊ Invited to take part in tryouts for USA Basketball's U19 national team...as was Shacobia Barbee.
◊ Recorded her initial double-figure outing with 15 points against Savannah State, Andy Landers' 800th win at the University of Georgia.
◊ Became the 72nd freshman overall - and third during 2012-13 - to start for the Lady Bulldogs during Andy Landers' tenure in Athens when she got the nod against St. Bonaventure.
◊ Reached double figures before halftime against Lipscomb and eventually produced what were then season-high tallies in points (18), rebounds (six) and steals (three).
◊ Exploded for a career-high 20 points at Alabama, including 13 in the second half.
◊ At No. 8 Kentucky, scored all seven of her points in a 17-2 surge that turned a 13-point deficit into a two-point lead. Hit a three from the right corner at the 13:19 mark that gave UGA its first lead of the game at 49-47.
◊ Made her first SEC start against Texas A&M, the first of what became eight nods in league play.
◊ Opened the SEC Tournament with a 15-point outburst against LSU...hitting five threes.
◊ Her five threes made versus the Lady Tigers equaled the single-game high for the Lady Bulldogs during 2012-13 (also K. Miller at Kentucky).
◊ After averaging 7.1 ppg during the regular season, chipped in 8.2 ppg in Georgia's six SEC and NCAA Tournament contests.
◊ Scored 10 of her 13 points after halftime in the Lady Bulldogs' "Sweet 16" upset of No. 4 Stanford.

High School
◊ Coached by Caronica Jackson as a senior at Hattiesburg and by Vicki Rutland at Lawrence County High as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
◊ Selected first-team All-State as a junior and senior - for Class 4A in 2011 at Lawrence County and for Class 6A in 2012 at Hattiesburg.
◊ Tabbed to the Jackson Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" of the state's top 12 players prior to her senior season.
◊ Honored as Prep Player of the Year by the Hattiesburg American in 2012.
◊ Named Area Player of the Year by the Daily Leader as a junior and earned first-team All-Area accolades from the publication as a freshman, sophomore and junior at Lawrence County.
◊ As a senior, averaged 24.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game to help Hattiesburg's Lady Tigers to a 22-3 finish.
◊ Scored 38 points and chipped in six steals, five assists, five rebounds and two blocks in Hattiesburg's 67-63 win over Forest Hill in the Mississippi 6A South State championship game.
◊ As a junior, averaged 30.1 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals per game while leading Lawrence County's Lady Cougars to a 26-9 finish.
◊ Named to the all-state tournament team after scoring a game-high 39 points and adding nine rebounds, four steals and two assists in a 71-61 setback to New Albany in the Mississippi 4A championship game.
◊ Poured in a career-high 50 points against Wilkinson County during her junior season.
◊ Named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 Mississippi High School All-Star game after scoring a game-high 30 points and adding five rebounds and five steals.
◊ As a sophomore, averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals per game for the 24-7 Lady Cougars.
◊ As a freshman, averaged 13.9 points per game to help Lawrence County to a 25-7 record.

Personal
◊ Born August 30, 1994, Tiaria is the daughter of LaShannon Slay and Steve Griffin.
◊ Major: Human Development & Family Science.


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