Friday, November 5, 2010

Huh? Baylor point guard quits team

Kelli Griffin has left the Baylor basketball team, just as the season is beginning. The whole thing is mysterious:

WACO -- Baylor's Kelli Griffin, starting point guard on the second-ranked Lady Bears’ team, has quit the team.

The 5-8 Houston native was one of four returning starters off last season’s Final Four team that finished the season at 27-10.

Griffin leaves the program ranked No. 7 on the Lady Bears’ career assist chart with 362. She needed only 132 to become the program’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.

Makes no sense. What really happened there?


Anonymous said...

Very strange, but even stranger is the terminology used by Baylor U on their web site press release. "Quit The Team" is a lot stronger terminology than "left the team".
Quit the team sounds more like she left in a dispute or disagreement with the team or coaches. Left the team could be many reasons.

IM in OC

Sue Favor said...

That does seem a bit strong. I don't think I've ever heard a school use "quit the team" before.