Most of the publicity Campbell gets is through laughter and google searches for their “Fighting Camels” mascot, but this season, fans are not laughing at their 6’8” forward Eric Griffin. Google him and Campbell and I assure you that you will find plenty of highlight film dunks (specifically the video of him powering home a finish from 8 feet out against North Carolina A&T- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX4yg69q5Xs). His intriguing combination of length and athleticism have him on many Big Boards across the country and he will surely make his way onto ours as well.
At 6’8”, Griffin has a massive wingspan and has tremendous athletic abilities, including some explosive hops that allow him to put together highlight reel dunks like we see above. He was a relative unknown entering this season, but his above-the-rim play is garnering interest. His production has been great so far this season (16.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks per game), but shocking because he really has not played basketball for that long. Griffin didn’t even make his high school basketball team until his senior year and spent two season at the junior college ranks before arriving to Campbell last fall. That makes just five years of organized basketball for Griffin. Perhaps he is a late bloomer, but his raw, untapped potential is the reason why he is here and why you’ll hear and see more of him in the future.