By C. Coward
Former Baylor starting point guard Kelli Griffin
Baylor released the following statement at 5 p.m. CT on Friday regarding the status of senior starting point guard Kelli Griffin:
Baylor’s Kelli Griffin, starting point guard on the second-ranked Lady Bearsâ€™Â team, has quit the team. The 5-8 Houston native was one of four returning starters off last seasonâ€™s Final Four team that finished the season at 27-10.
Griffin leaves the program ranked No. 7 on the Lady Bearsâ€™ career assist chart with 362. She needed only 132 to become the programâ€™s all-time assist leader. The honorable mention 2010 coaches All-Big 12 selection had started in 50 consecutive games coming into this season. She averaged 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 26.3 minutes a game during her three-year career.
Griffin was the only Lady Bear to start all 37 games in 2009-10. Her hometown is Houston where she played for Clear Brook High School. She was named to theÂ All-Greater Houston team by the Houston Chronicle. She chose Baylor over Duke, Stanford, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
Baylor takes on Texas A&M-International tonight in the Lady Bears’ second exhibition game.