Mercedes Fox-Griffin

Mercedes Fox-Griffin

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Jolla, Calif.

High School:
La Jolla Country Day

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

OREGON STATE

2008-09 Outlook: The senior returns for her fourth season with the Beavers as she has established herself as one of the top point guards nationally ... Narrowly missed leading the Pac-10 in assists for a second straight season as a junior ... Already places in the top 10 in school history with 360 assists ... Is an excellent floor general who has great vision on the court ... Is an excellent and tenacious defender who was named to the Pac-10 All-Defensive Honorable Mention team last season.

2007-08: Named to the All-Pac-10 Third Team and was honored on the All-Defensive Honorable Mention squad ... Played in 29 of the team's 31 games, starting each ... Narrowly missed the Pac-10's lead in assists, averaging 4.82 per game ... Played 36.6 minutes per game, averaging 8.3 points ... Connected on 76 percent of her free throws (76-for-100) and shot 38.5 percent from the floor (82-for-213) ... Placed second on Oregon State with 40 steals ... Played in and started all 18 Pac-10 games, averaging 9.1 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game ... Scored the game-winning layup with 2.7 seconds left and finished with 10 points against UNLV; was 8-for-11 from the free-throw line (11/24) ... Tied career-best with 18 points to go with eight assists against Arizona (1/3) ... Posted her first double-double of the season and third of her career against Arizona, finishing with 10 points and 10 assists (2/2) ... Was second on the team with 13 points and posted a game-leading eight assists against Stanford (2/9) ... Scored 10 points to go along with a team-leading six assists in 40 minutes against Washington State (2/15) ... Posted 11 points, a team-leading seven rebounds and three assists against Washington (2/17).

2006-07: Started all 28 games at the point guard position ... dished out 180 assists (6.4 apg.) ... ranked first in the Pac-10 and eighth nationally in average assists per game ... averaged 9.5 points per game and grabbed 76 rebounds (2.7 rpg.) ... connected on 10-of-34 three-pointers (.294) and was 95-for-119 (.798) from the free-throw line ... scored seven points and dished out four assists in the season opener against Southern Utah (11/11) ... had her first career double-digit scoring game against UC Davis (11/26), finishing with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting ... had 14 points and five assists against Creighton (12/15) ... scored 13 points two days later against Drake (12/17) ... posted first career double-double in second Pac-10 game of the season, dishing out 10 assists and scoring 11 points against Washington (12/23) ... scored a career-best 18 points against Texas (12/28), nailing a pair of 3-pointers against the Longhorns ... finished with her second double-double of the season against Arizona (1/13), dishing out a career-best 15 assists while scoring 13 points and grabbing six boards against the Wildcats ... posted three straight double-digit point games, tying a career-best with 18 points against USC (2/1) ... followed that up with 16 points against UCLA (2/3) and 14 at Arizona (2/8) ... scored on 5-of-11 shots from the field to score 17 points at Washington (2/22).

2005-06: Came off the bench to play in 29 games - the most of any freshman on the team...dished out 40 assists (1.4 apg.)...pulled down 44 rebounds (1.5 rpg.)...hit 8-of-11 free throws (.727)...dished out seven assists in her first collegiate game, to go along with three rebounds and a team-high three steals at Montana State (11/18)...pulled down two rebounds and dished out two assists in five minutes against Portland State (12/13)...buried a pair of 3-point field goals for six points and dished out two assists in 15 minutes at No. 15 Stanford (2/4)..grabbed six rebounds and scored two points in 21 minutes against Santa Clara (3/16) in the WNIT.

HIGH SCHOOL LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY, La Jolla, CA: Was a four-year starter and letterwinner for Terri Bamford at La Jolla Country Day High School in La Jolla, CA...team compiled a 113-19 record over the course of her four seasons...was a three-time All-CIF second team selection and earned first team All-CIF honors as a junior...was a multiple All-Coastal League South honoree...team won back-to-back state championships...team won two straight CIF Sportsmanship awards...named Most Improved Player as a junior...participated two years in the Adidas Top 10 Camp and was an Adidas Evaluation Camp All-Star as a senior...was ranked in the Girls All-Star Report as #80 at the guard position...competed in the senior All-Star game...named Co-Most Valuable Player of La Jolla Country Day in 2005...named March Athlete of the Year by the San Diego Hall of Champions...won three letters in track and field as a sprinter under the direction of Kevin Reaume and David Tebeau...while competing in track, went undefeated, and team won the Coastal League championship her freshman and sophomore seasons...relay team set the 4x100 record for Division 4 during her senior season.

PERSONAL Born in San Diego, Calif. ... daughter of Donna Fox and Stanley Griffin, Sr. ... has three brothers: D.J., 20, Stan, 20, and Tristan, 7, and one sister, Tia, 26 ... cousin Romero Owens plays basketball at Albany State while fellow cousin, Otosha Brown, played basketball and graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State in 2007 ... graduated high school with a 3.5 GPA and was on the Honor Roll ... her favorite cities are Atlanta and New York City and wants to see Cleveland ... prefers to watch movies on days off ... considers her dream job to be a professional poet ... if she could see go back and see one historical event, she would have liked to have seen Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assassination because "I would be able to see the power and pitfalls of equality" ... chose Oregon State because of "the energy of the environment."

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