Kylee Griffen Inks NLI With The Zags
Nov. 9, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga women's basketball head coach Lisa Fortier announced the signing of Kylee Griffen to her National Letter of Intent for the 2018-19 season today.
The agile six-foot-two guard has tons of versatility. She excels at rebounding, handling and passing in transition, and scoring in transition and in the half court. Griffen fills the lane well and attacks the basket, playing taller than six-foot-two. She is quick with a great first step, and finishes well in traffic. Griffen also is an excellent outside shooter who can stretch the defense. On the defensive end, Griffen shines with great shot-blocking ability and the versatility to defend a number of positions. ESPN ranks her 87th overall in her class and the 11th best wing player in the nation.
She is a three-time First Team All-WESCO selection and was voted the WIAA Athlete of the Week, along with receiving the Snohomish County Basketball Officials Sportsmanship Award. She maintains a 3.77 GPA.
Her team went 17-5 last season and 11-2 in league play. She scored 20 or more points in nine games, twice with a season-high of 26. Griffen scored in double-figures in every game but two. She pulled down double-digit rebounds in 12 games and a season-high of 14 three times. She had a blocked shot in all but six games and had a season-high of six against Monroe.
“I'm excited to officially be a part of the team, learn from the coaching staff, and play in a fantastic basketball atmosphere, all while receiving an excellent education,” Griffen said. “I chose Gonzaga University because there is a family feel amongst the coaches and players, they have always been successful, and have tremendous community support.”
She scored 389 points her junior season at Lake Stevens, with 207 rebounds, 25 steals, and 33 blocked shots. She nearly averaged a double-double at 17.7 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game. Griffen blocked 1.5 shots per game and shot 47 percent from the field. She shot 74 percent from the foul line and made seven threes.
“We are so excited to add Kylee to the roster,” Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier said. “Her length and athleticism have helped her develop into a great rebounder and defender. She can score both inside and from the perimeter. Kylee is extremely versatile and has a very high basketball IQ. She is a perfect fit for our team, and we can’t wait for her to join our Gonzaga family.”
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