MINNEAPOLIS - For the first time Gallaudet University men's basketball history a Bison player has been selected to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, a national team of five position players, selected once a week during the regular-season by the national website presented by Scoutware.
After an impressive start to the season Gallaudet's senior center and co-captain Joshua McGriff (Somerset, N.J.), a member of the 2015-16 All-North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) first team, was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week announced by the national website on Tuesday for the games from November 15-27, 2016.
McGriff's opening week for the Bison was nothing short of stellar. He started the season with three double-doubles as he averaged 23 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, 4.7 blocks per game and 1.3 assists per game. McGriff was one point shy of his career-high with a 30-point game at Eastern Mennonite University where he also grabbed 15 rebounds and made five blocks. He followed that with a 26-point game at home against St. Mary's (Md.) College.
McGriff is the first Bison men's basketball player to be named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week and the first Bison to earn the honor in nearly six years.
Almost six years ago to the day, Easter Faafiti of the Gallaudet University women's basketball team was honored for the third time as a member of the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the week of November 22-28, 2010.
McGriff is the first men's basketball player from the NEAC to be honored this season.
The addition of McGriff gives Gallaudet 11 D3hoops.com Team of the Week honors since the website began the award during the 1997-98 season.The website was established in 1995.
Faafiti and Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Famer Ronda Jo Miller were named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week four times during their respective careers. Other notable selections for the Bison include Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Famers Touria Ouahid and Dawn Birley, who were bestowed the honor during Gallaudet's historic three-year run.
The complete D3hoops.com Team of the Week for Nov. 15-27, 2016 along with the archives can be found here; http://www.d3hoops.com/awards/tow/2016-17/week1. Players are nominated by their Sports Information Directors weekly for the D3hoops.com Team of the Week; which is selected by D3hoops' national staff of reporters.
D3hoops.com Team of the Week Honorees from Gallaudet University
- Men's: Joshua McGriff (2016-17 - Week 1: Nov. 15-27, 2016)
- Women's: Easter Faafiti (2010-11 - Week 7: Jan. 10-16, 2011)
- Women's: Easter Faafiti (2010-11 - Week 2: Nov. 22-28, 2010)
- Women's: Easter Faafiti (2009-10 - Week 8: Jan. 11-17, 2010)
- Women's: Easter Faafiti (2009-10 - Week 7: Jan. 4-10, 2010)
- Women's: Ronda Jo Miller (1999-00 - Week 8: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2000)
- Women's: Touria Ouahid (1998-99 - Week 7: Jan. 25-31, 1999)
- Women's: Ronda Jo Miller (1998-99 - Week 6: Jan. 18-24, 1999)
- Women's: Ronda Jo Miller (1997-98 - Week 7: Feb. 9-15, 1998)
- Women's: Ronda Jo Miller (1997-98 - Week 3: Jan. 12-18, 1998)
- Women's: Dawn Birley (1997-98 - Week 2: Jan. 5-11, 1998)