Former St. Bonaventure University forward LaDarien Griffin is the latest addition to the Norrköping Dolphins, a professional basketball team in Sweden.
“Winning is the most important thing for me,” Griffin said in a news release posted on the Dolphins’ website. “I want to help the team to be as successful as it can.”
Griffin will be joining a team that has enjoyed great success in Basketligan, the highest league in Sweden. The Dolphins have won the league championship five times.
Dolphins coach Mikko Riipinen described Griffin as “an incredibly exciting player” who already has played at a high level of competition.
“We want to offer him an environment with a mix of competition, responsibility and development,” Riipinen said.
A defensive standout, Griffin averaged 10.7 points per game, a career high, during his senior year.
“Those who have seen me play may not think I can shoot the ball, but I can,” he said. “I will make sure the club and the fans are proud and happy. This will be a fun and exciting journey. I'm ready.”
Prior to the June 20 NBA draft, Griffin worked out for the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers, but he was not drafted.
Griffin, who hails from Jacksonville, Florida, majored in strategic communication at St. Bonaventure.
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