Eddie Griffin made his name memorable in American basketball despite having a brief career. Unfortunately, Griffin is no longer with us, but his contributions to basketball remain in the hearts of basketball fans. They still miss this man and want to know about him. So what is Eddie Griffin’s net worth? Eddie Griffin’s net worth is now $15 million. This article is to tell you about his career highlights and biography.
|Full Name:||Eddie Jamaal Griffin|
|Birth:||May 30, 1982, in Pennsylvania, USA|
|College Education:||Seton Hall University|
|Debut Team:||New Jersey Nets|
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|Height:||6 feet 10 inches|
|Death:||August 17, 2007|
|Cause of Death:||Car Accident|
Death- How did Eddie Griffin die?
Eddie Griffin could show more of his charismatic performance if he is still alive. His premature death devastated the potential career of this NBA man. He died after being burnt in a road crash on August 17, 2007 (aged 25) in Houston, Texas.
Eddie Griffin saw the world for the first time on May 30, 1982, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The full name was Eddie Jamaal Griffin.
His career with basketball began in his early life. In his school life, He went to the Roman Catholic High School in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his school career, he showed great performance. For his impressive performance, he became the Parade’s National Player of the year. With his praiseworthy playing, he led him to the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship. However, he could do more in his school career, but a fight with his teammate led to the end of his school career.
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He began his college career in basketball with Seton Hall University (SHU) in South Orange, New Jersey. During his study at this university, he played in the Seton Hall Pirates men’s basketball program from 2000–2001. In his college career, he averaged 17.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks that paved the way to the NBA.
Life in professional basketball
The professional life of Eddie Griffin began in 2001 and lasted till his death in 2007. In his career, he wore the jersey of the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the 2001 NBA draft, he was chosen by the New Jersey Nets in 7th overall for the 1st round. He was selected by the New Jersey Nets but was traded to the Houston Rockets. So he didn’t get the chance to play with Richard Jefferson, who was also in New Jersey Nets team. He played for this team till 2003. In his rookie season, he played a total of 73 games (starting 24) with an average of 8.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.84 blocks per game ranking him the 13th in the NBA in that category.
Later he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Till the death of his life, he was with this team.
He played in the NBA for a total of 303 games. In his entire NBA career, he scored 2171 Points, 7.2 on average ppg, 1744 Rebounds on average, 5.8 RPG, and 236 Assists on average with 0.8 APG.
- In 2002, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Tony Parker and Pau Gasol were on the first team.
- He won the USBWA National Freshman of the Year in 2001.
- In 2000, he was named to the First-team Parade All-American.
Height & Weight
Eddie Griffin is tall, up to 6 feet 10 inches, and his weight is 109 kg. His playing position in the field of basketball was the Power forward and Center. He was suited to those positions. He was seen running after the ball, wearing jersey numbers 33 and 41.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.