Joe Griffin

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Joe Griffin
College Long Island
Conference Northeast
Sport Basketball
Position Small forward
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Nationality American
Born c. 1972
Awards
Honors
  • 2× First Team All-Conference
  • 3× led team in scoring

Joseph "Joe" Griffin (born c. 1972) is a former American standout basketball player for Long Island University (LIU) between 1990–91 and 1994–95. He was 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and played the small forward position.[1][2]

During his career as a Blackbird, Griffin scored 1,830 points, which is still the most all-time in school history.[3] He was twice named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team, and as a senior in 1994–95 Griffin led the conference in scoring at 25.8 points per game.[3] Griffin was subsequently named the Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year and was the recipient of the coveted Haggerty Award, which is given annually to the best male collegiate basketball player in the greater New York City area.[3] In 2010 he was inducted into the Long Island University Athletic Hall of Fame.[3]

After college, Griffin became a licensed real estate agent as well as middle school teacher in the Atlanta, Georgia greater area.[4] He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix online in 2008.[4] As of June 2011, Griffin works as an Associate Broker for Metro Brokers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Basketball Report". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. February 22, 1995. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ O'Leary, Daniel (February 11, 2010). "Long Island University honors hoops star Griffin". SIlive.com. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Hall of Fame: Joe Griffin". LIUAthletics.com. Long Island University. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Griffin, Joe. "Joe Griffin, MBA". LinkedIn. Retrieved June 3, 2011.