Q&A with Senior forward Eric Griffin

Eric Griffin
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Eric Griffin (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

Senior forward Eric Griffin is enjoying one of the best statistical seasons in Campbell history.  He leads the Big South Conference in field goal percentage and blocks, while ranking second in rebounding and seventh in scoring.  The transfer from Garden City (Kan.) College already ranks among Campbell's all-time top three in blocks in less than 2 years. 

What are some of your best memories at Campbell?
Last year when I hit my career-high (vs. Lipscomb).  This year, the monster dunk against A&T. It was a good one. 

What are your future plans?
My long term goal is to be in the NBA, so I'm going to follow that after the season is over and I finish with school. 

In what areas have you most improved over your time at Campbell?
Getting better as a free throw shooter, rebounding and getting my teammates involved in the game. 

What are some of the most important lessons you've learned from Coach Laing?
Stay focused, have a positive mind set.  Be determined to win each and every game. 

In what ways have you helped the newcomers on the team this year?
I tell them you've got to stay positive, take the good with the bad.  Stay focused in school and on the court. Give your best each and every day. 

What are your thoughts heading into the final month of the season?
We still have a long way to go.  Get a couple more wins and win a championship. 

Who really does have the highest vertical leap on the team?
Marvelle (Harris), Darren (White), me. (Strength) Coach (Andrew) Carter's the source.  He knows. 

What's the best thing about being a student at Campbell?
The teachers want to see you succeed.  They take the time to help you even though our schedules are so busy during the season. 

What are the keys to making a long post-season run?
Defense.  Stay positive.  Keep having good practices.  Stay focused, play as a team, play as a unit, play as one, play together.