Darrell Griffith

A star athlete at Louisville Male High School, Darrell was recruited by schools all over the country. But, he chose to stay in Louisville and attend the University of Louisville. And, Cardinal fans have been rejoicing every since. Because in 1980, Darell helped his UofL team win the school’s first NCAA basketball tournament championship – scoring 23 points in the final game against UCLA. That same year he received the Wooden Award that honored him as the top college basketball player in the country. He began his professional basketball career as a first-round draft pick by the Utah Jazz. He became Rookie of the Year and went on to play for the Jazz until 1991. Fans still refer to him by the nickname “Dr. Dunkenstein” – in recognition of his amazing above-the-rim performances in slam dunking the basketball. For more information about Darrell, click here.

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