Mercedes Griffin
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    Mercedes  Griffin

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, Ill.

    High School:
    Bolingbrook

    Last College:
    Marquette

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Guard


    02/26/2015

    Salukis ready for final MVC road trip at Bradley and Loyola

    Sunday's contest at Loyola will be streamed on ESPN3.

    02/21/2015

    Salukis looking to bounce back against Wichita State on Sunday

    Tipoff is set for 2:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.

    02/20/2015

    Six-game winning streak snapped after 73-57 loss to Missouri State

    The Lady Bears shot 47.5 percent from the field, 51.4 percent in the first half alone.

    02/19/2015

    Salukis return home to host Missouri State on Friday

    Southern is on a six-game winning streak dating back to Jan. 30.

    02/15/2015

    Salukis pull away for 76-58 win over Indiana State, extend winning streak to six games

    With the win, Southern snapped a 14-game losing streak in Terre Haute that dated back to Dec. 29, 1999.

    02/22/2015

    SIU WBB vs. Wichita State

    Photos by Lewis Marien

    02/20/2015

    SIU WBB vs. Missouri State

    Photos courtesy of Lewis Marien.

    02/13/2015

    SIU WBB at Evansville

    Saluki women's basketball's win over Evansville at the Ford Center on Feb. 13, 2015. Photos courtesy of Lewis Marien.

    02/01/2015

    SIU WBB vs. Bradley (Salukis Go Pink 2015)

    Photos from the SIU-Bradley women's basketball game on Salukis Go Pink Day on Feb. 1, 2015.

    01/18/2015

    SIU WBB vs. Evansville

    SIU WBB vs. Evansville, Jan. 18, 2015

    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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