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    Mercedes Griffin

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, Ill.

    High School:
    Bolingbrook

    Last College:
    Marquette

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Guard


    12/13/2014

    Salukis hold off Lady Gov surge, defeat Austin Peay, 75-65

    Dyana Pierre recorded her 25th career double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

    11/30/2014

    Salukis improve to 4-1 for first time in two decades after 67-52 victory over Mercer

    Southern is now 4-1 for the first time since 1991-92 when SIU finished 23-8 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

    11/28/2014

    Salukis make it two in a row with 78-62 win over Southeast Missouri

    This is the first time SIU has won two consecutive home games since 2008-09, making Southern 3-1 for the first time since 2005-06.

    11/25/2014

    Salukis set to host Memphis, SEMO and Mercer in Turkey Trifecta over Thanksgiving holiday

    For just $25, fans can receive four general admission tickets to all three SIU women's basketball games over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    11/21/2014

    Salukis looking to start 2-0 at Wright State this Saturday

    Southern has not started a season with two consecutive road wins since 1991-92.

    12/06/2014

    Photo Gallery vs. Illinois

    Photos

    11/30/2014

    Mercer, 11.30.14

    Photos from the Saluki women's basketball game against Mercer on Nov. 30, 2014.

    10/15/2014

    2014-15 Women's Basketball Team

    2014-15 SIU Women's Basketball Team

    11/12/2013

    WBB vs. Austin Peay, 11.12.13

    WBB vs. Austin Peay, 11.12.13

    11/08/2013

    WBB vs. Wright State, 11.08.13

    Photos from SIU's women's basketball game vs. Wright State on Nov. 8, 2013.

    At Southern Illinois

    2014-15 (Senior Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats

    2013-14 (Junior Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in all 30 games, starting 25 ... Ranked sixth in the MVC in steals (1.9) in MVC play ... Ranked third in the MVC in minutes (34.3) in MVC play ... Led the team in steals (46) ... Took over point guard duties starting in MVC play and dished 64 assists on the season ... Averaged 30.4 minutes per game on the season ... Totaled 215 points (7.2 per game) and grabbed 88 rebounds (2.9 per game) ... Hit game-tying 3-pointer to send the game into overtime at Bradley.

    2012-13 (Sophomore Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Saw action in 28 games, making four starts • averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game • had a career game against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 24) with career highs of 10 points and seven rebounds.

    2011-12 (Freshman Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Saw action in 21 games, making 13 starts • sat out the first eight games of the season per NCAA transfer rules before making her Saluki debut at UT Martin (Dec. 18) • averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game • had her strongest game of the season in SIU's win over Drake (Feb. 9), posting season-highs of eight points and four rebounds • recorded five steals against Evansville (Feb. 26), the single-game high for the 2011-12 Salukis.

    At Marquette
    2010-11 (Redshirt Season)

    Did not compete for the Golden Eagles before transferring to SIU prior to the spring 2011 semester.

    At Bolingbrook High School
    Helped Raiders to back-to-back Illinois Class 4A State Championships in 2009 and 2010 • averaged 10 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in two seasons at Bolingbrook after transferring form Joliet High School • was a four-time first team All-City Conference and all-area selection during her prep career • was named honorable mention All-Area Greater Chicago Team during her junior year at Bolingbrook • ranked as high as No. 8 by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and was ranked the 14th-best wing recruit in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz • in track, won a state title in the 200-meter relay in addition to conference championships in the 100 and 200-meter dashes.

    Personal
    Full name is Mercedes Luanna Griffin • major is exercise science • daughter of Sara Jackson • has six siblings • born March 6, 1992.

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