- Blake Griffin’s Early Life
- Blake Griffin’s College Career
- Blake Griffin’s Professional Career
- Blake Griffin’s Personal Life
As of the 2019-20 season, Blake Griffin is playing for the Detroit Pistons.
Blake Griffin’s Early Life
Blake Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to parents Gail and Tommy Griffin. Blake’s father was a basketball player and his mother was a track and field star. Griffin was raised in a Christian household and has four older siblings. Griffin’s parents divorced when he was young and his mother moved the family to Texas.
Blake Griffin’s Family
Blake Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Gail and Tommy Griffin. Griffin has two older brothers, Taylor and Jadeveon. His brother Taylor played college basketball at the University of Central Oklahoma from 2007 to 2011. As a kid, Blake Griffin loved playing various sports but was most passionate about football and basketball.
In high school, he was a three-sport athlete; playing football, basketball, and track. As a senior in 2006–07, he averaged 7.2 points per game en route to All-City first team honors in basketball. That year he also won the state title in the 110m hurdles with a personal best time of 14.42 seconds.
Blake Griffin’s High School Career
Blake Griffin played high school basketball for Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the No. 2 power forward and the No. 12 player in the nation in 2007.
Griffin played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma, where he was named the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, the Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Year, and a first-team All-Big 12 Conferenceselections. HeBecame only the third freshman in conference history to be named to either of those teams. In honor of his superb freshman season, he was named to Sporting News’ All-American First Team that same year.
Blake Griffin’s College Career
Blake Griffin played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2007 to 2009. In his freshman season, he was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, and was also named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. Griffin was also a consensus first-team All-American in his sophomore season.
Blake Griffin’s Freshman Year
Blake Griffin did not start playing organized basketball until his junior year of high school, but he quickly became one of the top recruits in the nation. He chose to play for Oklahoma over offers from other top programs such as Kansas and Texas.
As a freshman, Griffin averaged 14.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, earning Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year honors. He also helped lead the Sooners to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship game, where they lost to Purdue.
Despite his successful freshman campaign, Griffin decided to declare for the NBA draft after just one year in college. He was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009 and went on to have a successful career in the NBA.
Blake Griffin’s Sophomore Year
In his sophomore year, Blake Griffin was named the Co-MVP of the Big 12 Conference after averaging 14.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He was also named to the All-Big 12 First Team and the All-District VI team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Blake Griffin’s Professional Career
Blake Griffin was drafted first overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma, and was a two-time consensus All-American and the Naismith College Player of the Year as a sophomore. Griffin was named the NBA Rookie of the Year, and was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Team.
Blake Griffin’s Rookie Year
In his rookie year, Griffin was selected as the NBA All-Star Game MVP, winning the game’s Slam Dunk Contest. He was also named the NBA Rookie of the Year, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to receive the award. Griffin was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In addition, he set numerous “rookie records”, and led the Clippers to their first playoff berth since 2006.
Blake Griffin’s Sophomore Year
During his sophomore year, Blake Griffin was selected to the All-Rookie team and the All-Star team. He was also named the NBA Rookie of the Year. In addition, Griffin led the league in dunks and averaged 22.5 points per game.
Blake Griffin’s Personal Life
Blake Griffin is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on April 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and grew up in nearby Norman. Griffin attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played two seasons of college basketball for the Sooners before being drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft.
Blake Griffin’s Girlfriends
Blake Griffin has been linked to a few different women over the years. He was first linked to Kendall Jenner in 2017, but the two eventually broke up. He was then rumored to be dating former Miss USA Desiree Williams in 2018, but that relationship also seemed to fizzle out. As of 2019, it seems like Griffin is single and focused on his career.
Blake Griffin’s Children
Blake Griffin has two children with his ex-girlfriend, Brynn Cameron. Their daughter, Finley Elaine Griffin, was born in September 2016, and their son, Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin, was born in August 2013.