ALBANY, NY – Graduate guard Nick Griffin (Rockville, MD/George Washington/Col. Zadok Magruder) was named to the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Championship team, announced by the MAAC tonight following the championship title game. Griffin became the first Peacock named to the team since 2011, when Saint Peter's claimed its last MAAC title. He became the fourth player under head coach John Dunne to make the team and the 21st Peacock overall to earn the honor dating back to the inaugural MAAC tournament in 1982.
Griffin led No. 9 Saint Peter's into the semifinals round of the tournament, scoring a team best 13.0 points per game, while also averaging 3.7 rebounds per contests. He connected on .424 percent of his 3-point attempts and his 11 made trifectas where almost three-times more than the next closest Peacock, with just four made 3-pointers in the tournament. Griffin's play helped the Peacocks to a historic run, making Saint Peter's the first No. 9 seed in MAAC history to reach the semifinal round and the first ever No. 9 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed in the MAAC tournament.
His most memorable moment of the tournament came in the first round when he saved the Peacocks season with three-straight 3-pointers, all coming with under 1:30 left, leading to a 60-58 comeback victory over rival Monmouth. In that game, Griffin scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the final five minutes, including hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:05 left and the game-winning 3-pointer with under five seconds remaining. In the quarterfinals, Griffin was one of two Peacocks to score in double-figures, tallying 11 points in the blowout win over rival Rider. In the semifinals, he scored eight points in the loss to eventual champion, Iona.
Griffin finished the 2017-18 campaign as the team leading scorer with 403 points. He concluded his career as a Peacock with 721 points in his two seasons.
2018 All-Championship Team
Nick Griffin, Saint Peter's
Cameron Young, Quinnipiac
Tyler Nelson, Fairfield
Jerome Segura, Fairfield
Schadrac Casimir, Iona
Roland Griffin, Iona
Most Valuable Player: Zach Lewis, Iona