ATLANTA -- Eric Griffin wasnt expecting media duties following his pre-draft workout with the Atlanta Hawks. He returns to the court with massive ice bags on his knees. Its a standard cooling down for his prized assets which hell need for his upcoming workout in Minnesota.
Griffin is accustomed ignoring expectations. After being shut out of organized basketball until his senior year of high school, Griffin is now trying to become the first player from Campbell University to make it in the NBA.
Very rarely do you see a guy that light on his feet, those kind of motor skills, that can jump like that, with that kind of length, Hawks Director of Player Personnel Eric Pendergraft said of Griffin after his workout in Atlanta.
Though Griffin has become known for his supreme athletic ability, his mental toughness and his motor will be what makes him an NBA player.
He has survived a rough neighborhood, multiple fights, the judicial system, and academic issues to mature i...