Racers Freshman Departs
Verbal Commits is reporting that Dondre Griffin has left the Murray State basketball program.
During his freshman season, Griffin played just over 54 minutes, stretched over the course of 14 games. He made 10 shots and pulled down five rebounds.
Dondre Griffin committed to Murray State on 10/30/2015.
PhenomHoops is also reporting Grifffin’s release.
Knightdale (NC) alum Dondre Griffin has been issued his release to transfer from Murray State
6'3 guard will have 3 years eligibility left pic.twitter.com/E0J4QDvZx5
— Phenom Hoop Report (@Phenom_Hoops) March 28, 2017
The Murray State Racers cannot comment on the player’s status.
The Racers will have several top players returning in their backcourt. OVC All-Tournament Team Jonathan Stark, Byron Hawkins (Towson transfer) will get the majority of minutes on the ball.
Perhaps Griffin didn’t see a path to playing time on the wing.
Wings like Jerami Grace, Gilbert Thomas, and Jachai Taylor figure to have enhanced roles this upcoming season. In particular, Jerami Grace delivered an encouraging OVC Tournament. The sophomore earned 25 minutes of PT, scoring seven points against UT Martin. He also tugged down two offensive rebounds against the Skyhawks.